Alxa youqi is located in the north-western part of inner Mongolian. Has an area around 73,000 sq kilometers. It borders The People’s Republic of Mongolia to the north. To the east is Alxa zuoqi and to the west is Ejina Qi. To the south is Zhangye.
The city has population around 25,000 with more than 10 ethnic groups, such as Mongolian, Han , Hui, Tibetan…
The mining industry and animal husbandry is the mainstay of the economy. Alax youqi has rich mineral resources. Proven mineral deposits in salt, nitrate, coal, iron, gold, nickel and so on. Alax youqi has good cashmere factories which process the fur from herdsmen and well sold to Europe and America.
The famous Bardain Jaran desert just located in the Alxa youqi which is the third biggest desert in China and fourth biggest in the world.
Climate: Alxa Right Banner enjoys the temperate continental climate with the feature of drought. The annual average rainfall is only 110mm. Its annual average temperature is 8.3℃ with the lowest temperature of -15℃ in January and the highest of 27℃ in July.
Local Food: The dinning in Alaxa is just like the other area of Inner Mongolia. Baked Whole Sheep is the most traditional and popular cuisine, featured fresh, crisp and soft with a shape of lie.
Attractions: Swan Lake-Swan Lake is in the east edge of Tenggeli Desert, about 12km southwest of Tonggu Zhuoer Sumu. The whole area of the lake is 3.2 square km, about 1500m from south to north and 500m from east to west. From April to June is the most fantastic period. Swan, wild goose, and ashen crane crow here, singing or dancing.
Ulan Buh Desert- Covering an area about 14,000km along the Yellow River, Ulan Buh Desert is an area with high population density. Sand barriers were erected first to fix the drifting sand, and then shrubs, trees and grass suitable for the desert were planted, such as sea buckthorn, caragana and salix.