Welcome to Yulin
Thanks to extensive coal mining and the discovery of natural gas fields nearby (though you'll see wind farms as well as oil wells on the way up from Yan'an), Yulin (榆林, Yúlín), a one-time garrison town on the fringes of Inner Mongolia’s Mu Us Desert, is booming. Despite all the construction, there’s enough interesting stuff to make this a good place to break a trip if you’re following the Great Wall, heading north on the trail of Genghis Khan or wandering west to the Hui culture of Yinchuan. If you're on the road from Yan'an, look out for yáodòng (cave dwellings) perforating the hillsides until the land becomes desert.
Amazing hotels and hostels
We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.