Image: Genghis Khan's Mausoleum in Ordos city. by Daisy Lin
Ordos Tourist Attractions
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- Genghis Khan's Mausoleum in Ordos city of tourist areas (鄂尔多斯市成吉思汗陵旅游区; è ěr Duōsīshì Chéngjísīhàn Líng Lǚyóuqū)
- Ordos Sand Bay Tourism Zone (鄂尔多斯响沙湾旅游区; è ěr Duōsīxiǎng Shāwān Lǚyóuqū)
- Ordos City恩格贝eco-tourism zone (鄂尔多斯市恩格贝生态旅游区; è ěr Duōsīshì ēngé Bèi Shēngtài Lǚyóuqū)
- Genghis Khan's Mausoleum Tourist District (成吉思汗陵旅游区; Chéngjísīhàn Líng Lǚyóuqū)
- Erdos City, Ordos Culture and Tourism Village (鄂尔多斯市鄂尔多斯文化旅游村; è ěr Duōsīshì è ěr Duōsīwénhuà Lǚyóu Cūn)
- Seven Star Lake Desert in Ordos city of eco-tourism area (鄂尔多斯市七星湖沙漠生态旅游区; è ěr Duō Sī Shì Ba Tú Wān Lǚ Yóu Qū)
- Ordos Grassland Tourist District (鄂尔多斯草原旅游区; Hū Lún Bèi ěr Shì Hóng Huā ěr Jī Sēn Lín Gōng Yuán)
- Erdos Eco-Park, the success of 9 (鄂尔多斯市九成功生态园; Hū Lún Bèi ěr Shì Zhōng Guó Dá Wò ěr Mín Zú Yuán)
- Ordos City, Batu Bay Tourism Zone (鄂尔多斯市巴图湾旅游区; Hū Lún Bèi ěr Shì Hū Hé Nuò ěr Cǎo Yuán Lǚ Yóu Dù Jiǎ Qū)
- Ordos City, Park Shi-Zhen (鄂尔多斯市世珍园; Hū Lún Bèi ěr Méng Hóng Huā ěr Jī Sēn Lín Gōng Yuán)
- Oasis Hotel tourist areas in Erdos City (鄂尔多斯市绿洲宾馆旅游区; Hū Lún Bèi ěr Méng Zhā Lán Tún Xiù Shuǐ Shān Zhuāng)
- Ordos City Tsat open nur tourist area (鄂尔多斯市柒开淖旅游区; è ěr Duō Sī Shì Táo Hài Zhào)
- Ordos City, Hai Tao Zhao (鄂尔多斯市陶亥召; è ěr Duō Sī Shì Zhāo Jūn Chéng Lǚ Yóu Qū)
- Zhaojun City tourist areas in Erdos City (鄂尔多斯市昭君城旅游区; Chì Fēng Shì Chì Fēng Shì Zhí Wù Yuán)
- Hubei Province Erduosimarket to turn Long Wan travel village (鄂尔多斯市转龙湾旅游度假村; è ěr Duōsīshì Zhuǎn Lóng Wān Lǚyóu Dùjiàcūn)
Ordos Tourist information
Ordos is a prefecture level city within Inner Mongolia province in China.
Intro to Ordos
Ordos (鄂尔多斯 È'ěrduōsī) is a prefecture level city in the west of Inner Mongolia, in northern China. The region is surrounded to the north, east and west by a large bend in the Yellow river. Mountain ranges along the banks of the Yellow river separate Ordos from the Gobi Desert in the north. Ordos it's self is for the most part a desert area with only Ordos City in Dongsheng District forming any substantial populated area.
A comparatively rich city, Ordos's income is amongst the highest in China with a nominal per-capita GDP of US$14,500 in 2008. Much of this wealth comes from the areas natural and mineral resources. The main industries of the area are wool textiles, coal mining, petrochemicals, electricity generation and the production of building materials. In recent years the city has undergone large scale redevelopment and expansion with new housing, museums and other public buildings being constructed. However this has attracted much criticism as most of the new houses lie empty and priced well above what local people can afford.
The population of Ordos was 1,369,766 people in the year 2000 census. If this, the largest ethnic group is Han, who account for 1,207,971 people (88.19% of total population.) The next largest group is Mongol with 155,845 (11.38%). Three other ethic groups show up in the statistics: Manchu, Hui and Tibetans. They account for just 0.21%, 0.14% and 0.07% of the population respectively.
Historically, Ordos has long been a backwater of China. It was mainly populated by various nomadic horse men. Legend has it that Ordos was the original home of the Turks. In early Chinese history, Ordos was under the control of the Xiongnu and later the Mongols. It, along with other lands on Chinas northern frontier, was often the source of raids on central China. After the Dungan revolt of 1869, the area was almost completely depopulated. During the later half of the 20th century, overgrazing and population pressures resulted in large scale decertification of Ordos. The fragile grasslands were destroyed leaving only a few oasis where small scale farming can take place.