Loving the Moment Instagram Highlights with Shangri-La Baotou

14 September, 2013

Moving on to our third city of our 2-week China trip – Baotou – another Inner Mongolian city. Here we will check out another grassland nearer the city (Saihantala Grassland) as well as the Xiangshawan Desert (as part of the Shangri-la Huhhot-Baotou Grassland Experience Package) – for a quick overview of what you can do and see in Baotou, check out the following Instagram shots collated as part of Shangri-la’s Loving the Moment experience.

Shopping at Baotou 花苑 – here u can find all sorts of stuff even Gramophones!

Baotou Market Shangri-la Hua Yuan Gramophone

Clock shopping at 花苑 – just minutes drive away from Baotou @shangrilahotels #lovingthemoment

Baotou Hua Yuan Market Clocks

How much is that Doggy in the Window… shopping at Baotou 花苑 #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels

Baotou Market Hua Yuan Dog

Hoof container – one of many Mongolian souvenirs we found at Baotou 花苑 #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels

Baotou Hua Yuan Market Leather Hoof Products

Deers being herded back from the Grassland to their deer pens at Saihantala Grasslands #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels

Saihantala Grassland Deer Garden

Herd of deers at Saihantala Grasslands deer park #lovingthemoment @shangrilahotels Baotou

Saihantala Grassland Deer Garden

Feed me carrots! It seems like what these deers are saying… at Saihantala Grasslands – touring Baotou with @ShangriLaHotels #lovingthemoment

Saihantala Grassland Deer Garden

Catwalk performance showcasing traditional Mongolian costumes – part of the dinner show at Saihantala Grasslands. The food was, however quite bad though. More about that in another post.

Saihantala Grassland Dinner Performance

Saihantala Grassland Dinner Performance

Camel riding at the Baotou Resonant Sand Desert (Xiangshawan desert) 库布齐沙漠响沙湾

Baotou Resonant Sand Desert Xiangshawan

Sand dunes at Xiangshawan desert 库布齐沙漠响沙湾 – an hour away from @shangrilahotels Baotou


Riding the sand dunes #lovingthemoment 库布齐沙漠响沙湾


A 我问天 moment at the 响沙湾 desert near @shangrilahotels Baotou #lovingthemoment


Cable car ride to Xiangshawan Desert 响沙湾


Ziplining though the Sky at 响沙湾 desert #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels Baotou


Genghis Khan Mausoleum near Baotou and Ordos – here u find the 700 year artifacts of the great Mongolian leader #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels Baotou


Wudangzhao Monastery – a majestic Tibetan monastery just an hour from @shangrilahotels Baotou #lovingthemoment


Wudangzhao Lamasery – looks like a smaller version of Potala Palace Tibet #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels Baotou


Dining by the Yellow River #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels Baotou


Cruising along 黄河 Yellow River #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels Baotou


Ok – enough of the sights! If you are a foodie, you will be in for a treat at Baotou! (especially if you like lamb and beef).  If you don’t like both, there are still lots of options available.  羊肉 Siew Mai from 羊王府-famous 小吃 shop in Baotou #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels


Steamboat feast at the famous 小尾羊 restaurant – yummy #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels Baotou


太阳卷 Beautiful display of lamb slices for steamboat at the famous 小尾羊 restaurant – yummy #lovingthemoment with @ShangriLaHotels Baotou


Crispy Mongolian lambshanks at Shangri-la Baotou Shang Palace – yummy #lovingthemoment.  I really like this dish – very very shiok!


If you are in a Shangri-La Hotel using Instagram, don’t forget to tag your picture #LovingTheMoment. It will show up on http://instagram.shangri-la.com where other guests have also captured their favorite moments in the various Shangri-La around the world.

Zhiqiang & Tingyi

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