Chinese Name: 鄂尔多斯 English IPA: ['ɔ:dəus] Location: Southwest of Inner Mongolia, Northwest of China Population (city): 2,078,400 Language: Mongolian, Mandarin Zip code: 017000 Tel code: 0477 Time zone: UTC+8
Ordos, which means “the Land of Many Palaces” in Mongolian, is a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, located in the southwest of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in the hinterland of the Ordos plateau. It is a city with Mongolian as the main ethnic group, and Han nationality holding the largest population. Boasting totally different scenery with the other parts of China, Ordos is a place with grassland and desert. Besides the natural scenery, the civilization here can be titled as “the culture on the horse”. Every Nomadic Mongolian is potential singer or dancer. They will treat visitors and clients with their unique nomadic customs. Ordos is named the best tourist city with ethnic customs in China, as well as the National Forestry City, Excellent Tourism City in China and National Ecological Garden City.
- Famous Attractions: Ordos is a place with grassland and desert, providing tourists with grassy scenery and desert expereincing activities. There are tourist attractions such as Ordos Grassland, Yijinhuoluo Grassland, Xiangshawan (Whistling Dune Bay), Kubuqi Desert and Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, etc.
- Ethnic Culture: The major ethnic group live in Ordos is Mongolian, while the Han nationality has the largest population. Therefore, Mongolian culture is the main feature in Ordos, with their typical costumes, food, traditional festivals such as Nadam Festival and Bonfire Festival.
- Food: The main food of Mongolian people in Ordos is milk, meat and cereals. Dairy, one of the main daily food for Mongolian is made into two categories: food and drink, such as milk tofu and milk tea. Meat is the favorite food of Mongolian people, mostly the meat of livestock such as cattle, camel, mutton, pig, chicken next and wild animal, while the horse meat is considered the best. Besides milk, meat and other main food, Mongolian people also eat cereals, generally fried rice and pasta.
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Ordos is a beautiful city with some most welcomed Ordos tourist attractions, which boasts both grassland scenery and desert landscape. Then where to visit in Ordos and what to see when you come to Ordos? China Dragon Tours will figure it out for you, listing some top sights and must-see places in Ordos for your choice. It has the vast green Ordos Grassland and Yijinhuoluo Grassland, the profound historical Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, the magnificent Kubuqi Desert [...]
Ordos tour presents its diversity due to unique geographical location. Ordos is a place boasting grassland and desert, thus offering tourists with breathtaking green scenes and fresh experience in exploring desert activities. Ordos is named the best tourist city with ethnic customs in China, as well as the National Forestry City, Excellent Tourism City in China and National Ecological Garden City. Ordos tour by China Dragon Tours are well designed for you to explore them all, as well some historical [...]
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Climate & When to Go
Ordos boasts a typical temperate continental climate with four distinctive seasons. Spring usually experiences sudden temperature rise with less precipitation and large evaporation, resulting in drought and dry climate. Summer is warm, with relatively concentrated rainfall, causing regional hail and frequent flood disaster. The temperature drops fast in autumn, companying by earlier frost and chilly weather. The winter is long, cold and windy with less snow. Annual average temperature is 5.3 ~ 8.7 ℃, January is the coldest month with [...]
As a major tourism city with its unique geographic location in Inner Mongolia, Ordos is provided with convenient transportation in ways of air, train, and road. It is equipped with one airport, 5 major railway stations and sound bus transportation network. By the end of 2018, Ordos Airport had a total of 50 airlines in operation for the whole year, with 56 cities as its destinations. The length of railways in operation reached 2,308.7 kilometers. The total mileage of highways in the city [...]
Festivals and Activities
There are 19 ethnic groups living in Ordos, with Mongolia as the major group but Han nationality taking up the largest proportion in population. Therefore, Mongolian tradition is the most popularly followed ethnic culture in Ordos, besides that of the Han nationality. The ethnic minorities have their own traditional festivals which including unique ceremony and some interesting activities, tourists will have the chance to know more about their ethnic customs while enjoying the local scenery. Festivals in Ordos Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, [...]
To have a better travel experience in Ordos, here we list some useful numbers for you to have a comfortable Ordos tour. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Ambulance: 120 Area Code: 0477 Zip Code: 017000 Weather Forecast: 12121 Check Telephone Number: 114 Tourist Complaint: 0477-8345413 Tourist Inquiry: 12301 Expressway Emergency Rescue: 12122 Consumer Complaints Hotline: 12315 Traffic Accidents: 122 Railway Station Information Inquiry: 0477-95105105 Civil Aviation Consulting Telephone: 96777 Best Time to Visit The best time to visit Ordos is from May to October, in which period tourists can either avoids dust storms raging across the Ordos or appreciating gulls fly from north [...]
Ordos is located in the southwest of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, in the hinterland of the Ordos plateau. It borders the prefecture-level divisions of Hohhot to the east, Baotou to the northeast, Bayannur to the north, Alxa League to the northwest, Wuhai to the west, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to its southwest, and the provinces of Shaanxi and Shanxi to the south. It is a city with Mongolian as the main ethnic group, and Han nationality holding the largest [...]
Where to Stay in Ordos must be one of the major considerations for visitors plan to travel in Ordos, and it has become the FAQ in Ordos tour with more and more people choosing Ordos as their tour destination. Here, Ordos Accommodation and Hotels Booking provided by China Dragon Tours (CDT) introduces the recommended 5 star luxury hotels, Comfortable, Economic and Cheap Hostels in Ordos Inner Mongolia , like Ordos Yonggui Hotel, Crowne Plaza Ordos, Howard Johnson Parkview Plaza Erdos, All Seasons [...]