Hailaer Travel Guide

Situated in Inner Mongolia, north east China, Hailaer was founded in 1734 as a Chinese fort. The city has been the capital of the Xing'an Province and also occupied by the Japanese in WWII.

Worth It?
Yes, to see the stunning countryside and enjoy the Mongolian culture.
What to Do
visit the Japanese tunnels, go horse riding and enjoy the local culture.
Best Time to Go
from June to September in the summer when temperatures are warmest.
How Long?
A few days are enough to see the main attractions.
in the last 50 years, Hailaer's population has grown from 20,000 to over 300,000.

Hailaer and the surrounding region consist mainly of grasslands and rural landscape with the majority of residents farming some kind of agriculture. Positioned close to the Russian border, Hailaer acts as a gateway to the neighboring country. You will find two major shopping centers with an array of shops and restaurants including McDonalds, Starbucks and KFC.

One of the main draw cards for Hailaer is the picturesque grasslands, which provide fun activities for visitors to enjoy such as horse riding. You can visit local farms seeing how domestic families live and learn how they make cheese and yoghurt. Also there are the Japanese tunnels and caves that were built in the 1930s and used during WWII.

Travel to Hailaer - Getting There

Hailaer is easily reached by air with Hailaer Dongshan Airport located just 20 minutes drive from the city center. Frequent flights arrive from Beijing (3 hours) and also Shenyang on a daily basis. It is also possible to take a bus or train from Beijing and other parts of China although journey times are long with trains taking 26 hours from Beijing.

Hailaer Things to Do

Hailaer Attractions

· Japanese Caves
built in 1932 during WWII by the Japanese, the caves and tunnels are a fascinating attraction to see just outside of Hailaer' city center.
Side trips from Hailaer
· Hailaer District
throughout the surrounding countryside of Hailaer there is local culture and history to experience and enjoy.
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