At the beginning of September 2011, I decided to up roots and enrichen my expereinces in China by moving alot further north to the city of Baotou in Inner Mongolia. Still falling within the P.R.C (Peoples Republic of China) Baotou is Mongolian for 'place where deer live'. Hence it is called by its other name, The Deer City. Baotou is the largest city which incorporates the largest green area in Inner Mongolia. The city is full of picturesque parks and squares and is an extremely modern city compared to Dongying. The people are extremely friendly and have made me feel far more welcome than I could ever have wished for.
Baotou is located at the foot of the Yinshan Mountains, and on the bank of the Yellow River. The people living in the vast land have made some brilliant achievements. Baotou has successively won the titles of National Civilized City, Garden City, and National Excellent Tourist City. This leisure capital situated on grasslands well displays its charm with its natural resources and cultural assumptions.
More about Baotou
Baotou City is located in western Inner Mongolia. It lies between the Tumochuan and Hetao Plains. The Yinshan Mountains wind through the center of the city. The Daqing and Wula Mountains are the main peaks of Baotou whose average altitude is 2,000 meters (6,562 feet). Bounded in the center by mountainous area, there are plateau grassland region in the north and plain area in the south. The Yellow River flows through the south of the city. Baotou enjoys a semi-dry continental monsoon climate in the middle temperate zone. It is dry and windy in spring (March to May), and the rainfall becomes common in summer (especially in July and August). Weather in autumn is sunny while the winter is cold and it seldom rains or snows. Baotou enters winter in November. Late December to early January is the coldest period. The average temperature of January is about -11℃ (12.2℉). The hottest period ranges from late June to early July and the temperature may reach 39℃ (102.2℉).