Inner Mongolia, located in the northern part of China, is a narrow-long province bordered with Mongolia and Russia in its northern direction. Capital of Inner Mongolia is Hohhot while major cities are Ordos, Baotou and Chifeng.
With an area about 1.2 million square kilometers, Inner Mongolia is the third largest province in China following Tibet and Xinjiang. Typically inhabited by nomadic Mongolian tribesmen who dwelled in gers (round tents also referred to as yurts), Inner Mongolia is actually a destitute area with extremely hot summer months, chilly winter seasons and large, early spring sand storms. The grasslands were residence to wild camels and group of horses, but these are mostly gone. Nowadays the Han Chinese surpasses the ethnic Mongolians 6 to 1 and a lot people reside in houses with tile roofs and mud-walls.