The prairies or steppes outside Hohhot are the images that most people associate with Inner Mongolia. Gegentala means "bright pastureland", and the Gegentala Steppe is located 145km (90 miles) north of Hohhot.
Many choose to visit the steppes for 2 or 3 days and sleep overnight in traditional yurts to experience the vastness of the grasslands and traditional Mongolian culture at close quarters.
Horse riding, archery and wrestling can all be enjoyed here. July and August are the best times to visit when the temperatures are mild and the grass is at its highest.
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