The Dashengkui cultural zone in the city of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia put on a Lantern Festival temple fair, on Feb 22, bringing in many folk artist teams for a traditional folk art "club fire" activity, with a large number of residents coming to enjoy the event.
Dozens of booths have been set up to sell handmade arts and crafts at a Temple Fair in Baotou.
The Bureau of Landscape in the city of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia held its annual spring landscaping and tree-planting activity, on Feb 22, with landscapers planting trees in Halaqin Park and Chilechuan Park and along several main roads.
For the Lantern Festival which falls on Feb 22 this year, the residents of the city of Hohhot, came out on the evening before to Dazhao Square and old Saishang Street and Guanyin Temple to enjoy the huge display of lanterns.
The agriculture and animal husbandry bureau of Inner Mongolia has reported on Feb 17, that their grassland vegetation amounted to 43.8 percent last year, for a 6.7 percent increase over the 2010 figure, and 13.8 percent more than for 2000, and a marked improvement in three ecological problems – the sandy wasteland, the deterioration of the area, and the salinization.
The Inner Mongolia autonomous region reports completing its afforestation task of 489.3 million hectares for last year, or 110 percent of its original goal, and a year-on-year increase of 9.2 percent.
The city of Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomout region has announced plans to spend 19 billion yuan($2.9 billion) on key animal and plant projects to modernize and develop the sector, reports Baotou Daily on Feb 18.
Just after the Spring Festival holiday ended, on Feb 18, the Inner Mongolia border corps' Hinggan League troop began training in a border area in very cold weather but in good spirits.
A fire ceremony held to pray for blessings commenced Bayannur of Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Jan 20.
Inner Mongolia has promoted winter tourism via an assortment of festivals and events and to present its natural resources alongside unique nomadic culture.