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The Trans-Siberian railway crosses the border to Russia at the Chinese town Manzhouli in the province Inner Mongolia. Located close to Manzhouli is the Hulun lake (Hulun hu), also called Dalai lake, one of the the largest lakes Chinas.
The city Hailar (Haila'er) is surrounded by the Hulunbei'er grasslands. Blue skies and green, endless grasslands are waiting for visitors. We spent a night in a Yurt camp and met it's owner Enen Ebusi, who is the main actor in the Chinese movie "Gada Meilin" (director: Feng Xiaoning), which was produced mainly at this place.
in the Mongolian grasslands at Hailar.
© Wolfgang Schaefer, Seoul, 2002-2005; last update: June 06, 2005