The tourist spots are distributed all over Inner Mongolia, including not only historical sites, but also scenic spots and artificial places of interest. They are all so beautiful and attractive that the tourists often linger on without thought of leaving.
The Site of Dayao Culture
The Site of Dayao Culture, which was discovered in 1973, is located in the South Mountain of Dayao Village in the east suburb, 33 kilometers away from the urban area of Hohhot. It is believed by the archaeologists that this site used to be the place of making stone implements 500,000 years ago. Many stone implements, such as stone balls, stone axes and stone tools for cutting and hammering, have been unearthed. Up to this day, the man-made semi-finished stone implements can be seen on the ground of the site which is about five kilometers in circumference. Besides, the fossils of the ancient animals and the ashes left by the ancients have been discovered in the underground la6ers of the site. Like the Peking Man in Zhoukoudian Site of Beijing, the site of Dayao culture has undergone long years since the Old Stone Age and New Stone Age.
The Tomb of Wang Zhaojun.
The Tomb of Wang Zhaojun, which is called Green "Grave" or "Tmur Urhu" in Mongolian (meaning "Iron Fortress"), is situated in the southern suberb of Hohhot, 9 kilometers away from the urban area. It is said that it is the tomb of Wang Zhaojun - a maid in the imperial palace of the Emperor Yuan Di of the Western Han Dynasty - volunteered to marry the chief Huhanye of Xiongnu Horde as a peace envoy. Sixty years after she came to the NORTH FRONTIER AS WIFE OF Huhanye, the Han people coexisted peacefully with the Xiongnu people. Therefore, Wang Zhaojun enjoyed the love and esteem of the Chinese people. The tomb is an artificial earthen mound with a height of 33 meters. According to the legend, the green grass on the huge mound never turned yellow even when late autumn came. In front of the tomb are some tablets engraved with poems written by Dong Biwu and other famous men in history.
Wan-Bu-Hua-Yan-Jing Tower (meaning ten-thousand-volumn Huayan Scripture Tower), also called White Tower, is located in the White Tower Village of the east suburb of Hohhot, 17 kilometers away from the urban area. It was originally a tower of Buddhist temple where the Buddhist scripture was collected and preserved. The octagonal tower, a brick-wood building painted with chalk, is characterized by the architectural style of the Liao Dynasty. The tower is 55 meters high, looking grand and magnificent. Its base is shaped like lotus flower petals. On the surface of the tower are carved the exquisite relief sculptures of Buddha, Bokhisattva, heavenly kings and dragons, which are all true to life and pleasing in form. Six tablets of the scriptures written in quite a few languages (such as Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan and languages of Qidan, Nuzhen, Basba and other minority nationalities) are all well preserved on the walls inside the tower. All this records the history and customs of the ancient town called Fengzhou. As this tower is one of the most exquisite towers of the Liao Dynasty in China, it was appointed to be a unit under the key protection and preservation by the State Council in 1982.
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