Hohhot Travel Tips

To have a better travel experience in Hohhot, here are some useful Hohhot travel tips which may be helpful for your Hohhot tour.

Useful Numbers

  • Fire: 119
  • Police: 110
  • Ambulance: 120
  • Area Code: 0471
  • Zip Code: 010000
  • Weather Forecast: 12121
  • Medical Help: (0471)5281222
  • Check Telephone Number: 114
  • Tourist Complaint: 0471-6956315
  • Tourist Inquiry: 0471-6934905
  • Expressway Emergency Rescue: 12122
  • Consumer Complaints Hotline: 12315
  • Shuttle bus inquiry: 0471-96777
  • Railway Station Information Inquiry: 0471-9510510
  • Civil Aviation Consulting Telephone: 0471-4941122

Best Time to Visit

The tourism season in Hohhot is relatively short, mainly dominated by Mongolian elements and prairie land culture. The best time to visit Hohhot is from mid-May to mid-October, September is the most beautiful season of the year. June to August is the hottest month while the high time for enjoying the glorious grassland is from middle of July - end of August, when the annual Nadam Fair is also held that tourists have the chance to watch horsing race and try horse riding in the vast green grassland.

Packing Tips

Weather Tips and Dressing Tips

1.The temperature in Hohhot varies greatly from morning to evening, especially the cool weather in the grassland. You should prepare long-sleeved jackets.

2.From May to September, the temperature difference is obvious, you should take more clothes (wool sweater is advisable). The sunlight is stronger from June - September, so it is better for you to take some sunscreen, lip balm and skin care products. Moreover, you should drink more water.

Other Tips

1. In order to prevent acclimatization, it is recommended to prepare a small medicine cabinet: medicine for motion sickness, antibiotics, gastrointestinal anti-inflammatory tablets, etc.

2. With delicious food catching your eyes and luring your stomache, but you should always stay awake, some restaurants chage at 1000 yuan for a roasted whole lamb. It's too late to regret after you have finished eating, so remember to ask the price before eating.

3. if you are interested in the folk arts and crafts in Inner Mongolia, you may visit the head office of Inner Mongolia Antique Shop, which is located on the North Xilin Road. Maybe give you some surprises.

4. The market trading place on the street is the best choice, there is the largest local agricultural and sideline products market, with all kinds of local products sold, cheap with fine quality. Recommended locations: New Century Plaza(新世纪广场) on Xincheng west street, Tianyuan Mall(天元商厦) on Zhongshan west road, or Mandula Mall (满都拉商贸大厦) on Wuta east street.

Local Specialties and Souvenirs

As the economic, cultural and political center of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot has many to offer in its specialties and souvenirs which are full of regional characters. Hohhot displays special local products from all over Inner Mongolia such as silverware including bowl, knife, pot and wine vessel, the silverware is finely crafted, vivid in color and traditional ethnic designs as well as Inner Mongolian carpet, Mongolian knife, Mongolian embroidery. If you are interested in handicrafts such as calligraphy, chinaware, jade ware, bamboo, and woodcarvings, Inner Mongolia Antique Shop on Xilin North Road may give you some surprises. Moreover, for the snack specialties, you can buy Inner Mongolia cheese, air-dried beef, kumis, Mongolian crème and etc.


There's no need to worry about finding a bank in Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia. Here below are some banks in Hohhot City.

  • Bank of China (中国银行) 
    Address:Building A, Yutai Business Plaza, Zhaowda Road, Saihan District, Hohhot city(呼和浩特市赛罕区昭乌达路宇泰商务广场A座)
    Tel: (0471)4635031,(0471)6312719,(0471)6312690
  • Bank of China (中国银行)
    Address:No. 54 Xinhua Street, Xincheng Dstrict, Hohhot City(呼和浩特市新城区新华大街54号)
    Tel: (0471)6962577
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)(中国工商银行)
    Address:No.15, East Xincheng Street, Xincheng District, Hohhot City(呼和浩特市新城区新城东街15号)
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)(中国工商银行)
    Address:First Floor, Century Hotel, Saihan District, Hohhot City(内蒙古自治区呼和浩特市赛罕区世纪大酒店一楼)
  • Construction Bank of China (中国建设银行)
    Address:No.119, South Hulunbuir Road, Hohhort City(呼伦贝尔南路119号)
  • Construction Bank of China (中国建设银行)
    Address:No.39, Xinhua Street, Hohhot City (呼市新华大街39号)
  • Agriculture Bank of China (中国农业银行)
    Address:First Floor, Shandan Building, Xilin South Road, Saihan District, Hohhot(呼和浩特市赛罕区锡林南路山丹大厦一层)
  • Agriculture Bank of China (中国农业银行)
    Address:First Floor, Jiali Building, No.3, South Xilingol Road, Huimin District, Hohhot City(呼和浩特市回民区锡林郭勒南路3加利大厦1层)

Expresses and Post Offices

The postcode of Hohhot is 010000, and it is common to find a postal office or express outlet in the whole city. You can choose any postal office in Hohhot for postcard delivery.

  • China Post 中国邮政
    Address: No. 185, Xincheng West Street, Xincheng District, Hohhot City (呼和浩特市新城区新城西街185号)
    Tel: (0471)8944444
  • China Post 中国邮政
    Address: No. 21, Zhinong Lane, Renmin Road, Saihan District, Hohhot City (呼和浩特市赛罕区人民路支农巷21号)
  • Deppon Express 德邦快递
    Address: No.73, Beier Road, Huimin District, Hohhot City (内蒙古自治区呼和浩特市回民区贝尔路73号)
  • Express Mail Service (EMS)
    Address:No.56 Beiyuan Street, Xincheng District, Hohhot City (内蒙古自治区呼和浩特市新城区北垣街56号)
  • SF Express 顺丰速运
    Address: No. 93-1, Dingxiang Road, Saihan District, Hohhot City (内蒙古自治区呼和浩特市赛罕区丁香路93-1号)


Hohhot City has the hospitals with the highest level in Inner Mongolia, so it is very convenient to seek medical treatment during your journey.

  • The First Hospital of Hohhot (呼和浩特市第一医院)
    Address: No.150, South Second Ring Road, Hohhot City (南二环路150)
  • The First Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical College (内蒙古医学院附属第一医院)
    Address: Huimin district, Hohhot City (呼和浩特市回民区)
    Tel: (0471)6636643
  • The Third Hospital of Hohhot (呼和浩特市第三医院)
    Address: 600 meters north, the intersetion of Xinhua West Street and Hugang East Road, Hohhot 新华西街与呼钢东路交汇西600米路北
    Tel: (0471)3958209