Last updated by chinatravel at 2013-11-2
Tonghu Grassland Overview
Tonghu Grassland, within the Tengger Desert, is located 30 kilometers northwest of Zhongwei City. As an important part of the Shapotou scenic zone, Tonghu Grassland is well known as "Green Eden in the desert", representing to you a large variety of natural landscapes, such as the golden desert, salt lakes, wetlands, grasslands, oasis, animal husbandry village, rock paintings and so on. Especially that place is surrounded by sand dunes with grass, fresh air and numerous migratory birds. With white Mongolian tents dotted around the area, Tonghu Grassland is endowed with massive Mongolian culture and is as beautiful as a colorful painting. You can't help but admire the power of nature, and will be at a loss of words to describe the fabulous scenery.
It takes about six hours' ride on a camel to get to Tonghu grassland from Zhongwei Shapotou Scenic area. When the weather is nice, you can get to appreciate the gorgeous desert sunset along the way, as well as many other fantastic desert landscapes.
Then do you want to have more fun? Taking a detour in the desert and riding upon those rolling sand dunes, the enormous desert will be completely yours, definitely no traffic jam.
Tonghu Grassland also provides accommodation. However, there is an interesting alternative to camp outside on the sand dunes in the Tengger desert. It's pretty safe to camp on the desert nearby the Tonghu Grassland, you don't have to worry about wild animals and dangerous sandstorms.
At night, you can join guests who are from every corner of the world inside a yurt for a typical Mongolian dinner party. Singing, drinking, and Mongolian barbecue are the three basic elements of the party. You can invite the friendly locals to sing Mongolian folksongs, because all of them are great singers.
Meanwhile, there are still many other interesting entertainment activities, like surfing in the sea of sand on a cross-country truck, jeep and motorcycle and carting, riding horses and camels, sand surfing, and a campfire dance party. Tonghu Grassland is definitely a fabulous place for you to have fun.
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