Now we start to see the real Inner Mongolia with blue skies and natural habitats
We arrived at night at Huhenuor Tourism Area camping. Driving there in the late evening in the dark was quite exhausting. Roads have been in very good shape the whole trip, and it is a pleasure to drive them.
Late arrival at the camping area, and even though we agreed on the phone earlier, the security guard did not have any information nor let us in. After some phone calls and discussion finally, he agreed to open the gates. We needed to find our spot in the darkness, which was in the high grass area. The campsite area lights are insufficient at night.
The camping area
After a long and good sleep time, check out where we parked. Long grass everywhere and a calm lake just behind the trailer. I cannot believe this view in China is amazing. The parking space was just a box with electricity and water, that’s it. Wonder about snakes in the long grass? Mosquitos have never bothered me, maybe I have bad blood? Anyway, we set up our tent for protection from the various insects in the area and sipped some morning coffee with the lake view. Later, I took the shuttle bus to various places in the area as the long distances were quite long.
Many activities in the Huhenuoer Tourism Area. Unfortunately, the prices are high. For example, taking the slide one time was 100CNY=13EUR. The best value was the horse riding on an 11km trail, the price was 400CNY=54EUR. The ride took almost 45 minutes. Luckily the swings were free, and kids could enjoy them as much as they wanted. In my opinion, the prices for the activities are a bigger problem when you stay longer. The campground is, in my opinion, for a short stay.
Many of these activities can be purchased in advance thru Taobao but need a Chinese account, which is purely in the Chinese language. The discounts can even be as high as -50% if you buy it well in advance. At least one day before.
Here is a good example of a longer-stay campsite for DIY travelers, Tangshan Hot Springs RV Camping in Nanjing.
Some mixed pictures from the camp area
This place was like a fresh breeze from nature. The biggest issue is that they normally are not designed for long stays. It was clean, and the views were amazing, but somehow it was missing something that you could stay for longer periods. Someplace to cook, activity houses, and BBQ stands would be a good start. Also, the area is so big and scattered.
Yes, we recommend visiting the place and feeling the Inner Mongolia grasslands under your feet and enjoying.
Huhenuoer Tourism Area | Road trip | Inner Mongolia 2021 | Day 9-10
- Clean and well organized
- Many activities for children
- Small shops in the area
- Electricity and water are available
- Public toilets
- Beautiful area by the lake, next trip need to bring a fishing rod
- Shuttle bus in the area
- All activities are super expensive.
- Caravan parking in high grassland. Maybe could be cut a little bit, possibility of snakes
- Electrical and water supply needs to be safer.
- Breakfast at the restaurant, expensive and not so satisfactory
- Not many slots for DIY travelers