Travel To Inner Mongolia - Wuhai China

In May, I was given the opportunity to travel to China for work. I traveled there as a member of an audit team to verify the completeness of new manufacturing plant construction. My expertise lies in automation systems, so my audit focused on the installation of instrumentation devices, the electrical wiring, and validation of safety instrumented systems.

This new facility is located near the city of Wuhai, in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. From the upper mountain ranges, one can see the desert, the valleys and the Yellow River. In 2013, as a part of The Haibowan Water Conservancy Project of the Yellow River, a water control dam was constructed resulting in the creation of the large, artificial Lake Wuhai. The hotel used by visiting employees sits along the lake and offers easy access to the walking path and other recreational areas around Lake Wuhai.

Settled in #shirleyruns #harbor #skyline #wuhai #china #sunrise
the tall buildings of Wuhai city in the distance at sunrise

Waves to Genghis #shirleyruns #postrun #wuhai #mountains #innermongolia
The Wave Pavillion along the banks of Lake Wuhai. The East Mountains can be seen in the distance. Atop the East Mountain, a Genghis Khan monument is under construction.

In the Calm of the morning #shirleyruns #seenonmyrun #smoothasglass #wuhailake #innermongolia #umbrellas
on a particularly calm and peaceful morning on Lake Wuhai

Scenes from China - Wuhai Inner Mongolia and Shanghai
Fishermen hanging out every morning along Lake Wuhai

After the audit, our team plus members of the start up team visited the Genghis Monument atop the Eastern mountains. We first stopped at the lower level - the gate to the road was closed, so we thought this was as far as we could go. At this scenic lookout, colorful Mongolian scarves or "khatags" adorned the perimeter.
Up The Eastern Mountains in Wuhai

To our surprise, we were granted access all the way up to the top of the monument. This entails taking a tram to the summit.
Scenes from China - Wuhai Inner Mongolia and Shanghai
Our team at the foot of the Genghis Khan Monument.

Scenes from China - Wuhai Inner Mongolia and Shanghai
While atop the mountain, a dust storm blew through, but we took shelter and it quickly passed. Afterwards, the blue skies and sun reappeared. In the distance, bits of the Yellow River / Lake Wuhai.

I also spent a little time in ShangHai - more photos from my 18 hours to come!

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