A report on Ordos PlateauOrdos City and Shaanxi

Provincial boundaries. The Loess Plateau is shaded. The Yellow River is colored blue. The yellow area is Inner Mongolia and Ningxia.
Shaanxi People's Government
Approximate area of Chinese civilization during the Spring and Autumn period. Note the extension up the Wei valley
Shaanxi cuisine
Bronze statuette of a man, Ordos, 3-1st century BC. British Museum. Otto J. Maenchen-Helfen notes that the statuette displays clear Europoid features.
Genghis Khan equestrian sculpture in Ordos City
Terracotta Army
Genghis Khan Mausoleum in the Ejin Horo Banner
Education Department of Shaanxi Province
Ordos Museum
Shaanxi Science and Technology Museum
Temple of the Chenghuangshen (City God) of Weinan.
Guangren Temple of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in Xi'an.
Road to the stupa of the Famen Temple (Chinese Buddhist).
Temple of Xuanyuan in Huangling, Yan'an.

It is China's second largest sedimentary basin (after the Tarim Basin) with a total area of 370000 sqkm, and includes territories from five provinces, namely Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia and a thin fringe of Shanxi (western border counties of Xinzhou, Lüliang and Linfen), but is demographically dominated by the former three, hence is also called the Shaan-Gan-Ning Basin.

- Ordos Plateau

It lies within the Ordos Plateau of the Yellow River.

- Ordos City

The seventh largest prefecture of Inner Mongolia, Ordos City, is similarly named due to its location within the Ordos Loop.

- Ordos Plateau

Northern Shaanxi (or "Shaanbei") makes up the southeastern portion of the Ordos Basin and mainly comprises the two prefectural cities of Yulin and Yan'an on the northern Loess Plateau, demarcated from the Ordos Desert and the grasslands of Inner Mongolia's Ordos City by the Ming Great Wall.

- Shaanxi

It borders the prefecture-level divisions of Hohhot to the east, Baotou to the northeast, Bayan Nur to the north, Alxa League to the northwest, Wuhai to the west, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to its southwest, and the provinces of Shaanxi and Shanxi to the south.

- Ordos City
Provincial boundaries. The Loess Plateau is shaded. The Yellow River is colored blue. The yellow area is Inner Mongolia and Ningxia.

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Ordos steppe landscape

Ordos Desert

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Ordos steppe landscape
Xiangshawan (响沙湾), a desert tourist attraction in Ordos Desert
The region of Ordos
Bronze statuette of a man, Ordos, 3rd–1st century BCE. British Museum

The Ordos Desert is a desert/steppe region in Northwest China, administrated under the prefecture of Ordos City in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region (centered ca. 39°N, 109°W).

The Ordos Desert is almost completely encircled in the west, north and east by a great rectangular bend of the middle Yellow River known as the Ordos Loop.

The Ordos covers the southern section of Inner Mongolia, an Autonomous Region of China; Ningxia, an Autonomous Entity of China; and the Chinese Provinces of Shaanxi and Gansu.