Situated in China’s southwestern Inner Mongolia and surrounded by two vast deserts, Erdos—also known as Ordos—is located on the Ordos Loop of the Yellow River. Within Ordos, the Sheraton Erdos Hotel rests along the city’s main avenue, Etuoke (W) Road. Nestled in Zhengdong Plaza next to commercial offices, retail shopping, and entertainment, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s top sights, and Ordos Airport (DSN) is just an hour’s drive away.
Gather and explore the area’s intriguing attractions, starting with the majestic tomb of the founder of the Mongol empire, Genghis Khan. A cultural relic, the mausoleum’s magnificent Mongolian architecture comprises six halls, several corridors, and a five-metre statue commemorating the great 13th-century conqueror. Next, take in the incredible landscapes at Ordos Grassland—or partake in one of the traditional local sports, which range from wrestling to horseback riding to archery. Energize with characteristic Mongolian cuisine featuring lamb, and sip milk tea or milk wine before attending an ethnic dancing and singing performance. Take your native experience to another level with an overnight stay in a ger: an ancient portable, round, wood-and-felt dwelling that has been used by Mongolian nomads for thousands of years.
Regardless of your plans, be sure to schedule a sunrise or sunset desert trip—perhaps to the glistening sand dunes at the Singing Sand Ravine, where you can hop on the “ski lift” and ride to the top of the 100-metre-tall slope, jump into a sled, and slide down accompanied by the echoing sounds of the shifting sands. Additional activities include sand boarding, riding desert motor vehicles, desert paragliding, horseback riding, and camel riding. For the photo opportunity of a lifetime, dress up in a traditional Mongolian outfit or simply browse the souvenirs, including the area’s famous cashmere.
We look forward to seeing you at the Sheraton Erdos Hotel.
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- Genghis Khan Tomb 30.0 km/18.6 miles
- Erdos Airport 30.0 km/18.6 miles