The city was founded in 1734 as a Chinese garrison town, and has a population of around 200,000.
- 1 Hulunbuir Hailar Airport (HLD IATA). Has flights to Beijing, Hohhot, and international flights to Choibalsan, Mongolia.
Hulunbuir Grasslands, said to be the best one in mainland China.
Try local food: lamb, bef by the bones, 1 kg minimum. Restaurant name: Qi Jian Fang 七间房 : ¥28/500g
Home to the great Hailaer Beer.
- Dong Fan Business Hotel (东方商务宾馆,: 24 East two St Hailar district, Hulun Buir City (Chinese: 呼伦贝尔市海拉尔区东二道街24号). Clean, large room with computer: ¥120
- Beier Hotel Hailar, 36 Zhongyang Avenue, ☏ , fax: .