Nanhai Wetland Scenic Area
Nanhai Wetland is a national 4A-level scenic area in the southern suburbs of Donghe district, Baotou. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Nanhai Wetland is a national 4A-level scenic area in the southern suburbs of Donghe district, Baotou, connecting with the Yellow River to the south. It covers 1,664 hectares, with more than 200 wild animals and plants. Situated in the center of the Hohhot-Baotou-Erdos tourism circle, it combines tourism, ecology and science promotion.
It was an official waterway in ancient China, where Wang Zhaojun, famous for her beauty, went through Nanhai when she volunteered to marry a ruler of a Hun tribe in exchange for friendly relations with the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).
There are three annual events for the wetland: the Yellow River carp festival, the Yellow River wetland festival and the ice and snow festival in Baotou.
Tourists can visit the Bibo pavilion or Nanhai fishing village, and feast on the fish banquet there. The picturesque scenery is attractive in every season, and nicknamed “the West Lake beyond the Great Wall”.
There are many thrilling activities, including parasailing, surfing, and diving. Tourists can also spend their leisure time in picnics, swimming, fishing and taking photos.
Tel (Fax): +86-472-4122-080; +86-472-4603-774
Address: Erliban Street, Donghe district, Baotou
Transportation: 500 meters away from the airport, 1,000 meters from the railway station and terminal bus station.