Hohhot

Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi (Chinese: 呼市; pinyin: Hūshì), is the capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, covering a total area of 17,224 square kilometers. It is a famous national historical and cultural city where 41 ethnic groups, including Manchu, Hui, Korean, Ewenki and Daur, live in a concentrated community. It has many ancient relics, including Zhaojun Tomb (昭君墓) , Five-towers Temple (五塔寺), and White Tower(白塔). Hohhot is also famous for barbecue and the production of mushrooms and hops.

Highlights

  • Famous Temples: As a well-known historical and cultural city along the north boundary, Hohhot is home to more than 50 temples. The most popular ones are Dazhao Temple(大昭寺), Five Pagoda Temple (五塔寺), Great Mosque(清真大寺) and Xilituzhao Monastery(席力图召寺).
  • Ancient Relics and Museums: With its long national history and abundant ethic culture, Hohhot provides us some historical relics and museums to explore. Such as the Zhaojun Tomb (昭君墓), Dayao Cultural Relics(大窑文化遗址), Inner Mongolia Museum, Mongolia Museum of History and Culture.
  • Grassland: Besides the historical and cultural relics, Hohhot is also a pearl of grassland, the natural surroundings of the city is particularly amazing. It has picturesque grassland like Xilamuren Grassland(希拉穆仁草原), Huitengxile Grassland(辉腾锡勒) and Gegentala Grassland(格根塔拉草原).
  • Prairie Culture:Along with the development of grassland, the prairie culture has also been nurtured, there are ethnic festivals such as Ji Aobao(祭敖包), Nadam Fair(那达慕大会) as well as Zhama Banquet (诈马宴) for tourist to experience.

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Hohhot Attractions

Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is usually the gateway city and the first stop of Inner Mongolia. Hohhot tours are usually related to other top destinations in Inner Mongolia, like Baotou, Hulunbuir, Ordos, Xilingol, as well as other provinces like Shanxi province. Known for its historical abundance, Hohhot is endowed with famous historical relics and exotic boundary ethnic culture. Tourists coming to Hohhot can visit historical and cultural sites such as Zhaojun Tomb(昭君墓), [...]

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Hohhot Tours

Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is usually the gateway city and the first stop of Inner Mongolia. Hohhot tours are usually related to other top destinations in Inner Mongolia, like Baotou, Hulunbuir, Ordos, Xilingol, as well as other provinces like Shanxi province. Known for its historical abundance, Hohhot is endowed with famous historical relics and exotic boundary ethnic culture. Hohhot tours will take you to Zhaojun Tomb(昭君墓), Five Pagodas Temple [...]

Climate & When to Go

Located in the temperate inland region, north China, central Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Hohhot features a typical temperate continental climate which is characterized by long and cold winter with little snow, hot and humid summer with concentrated precipitation, dry and windy spring as well as short sunny and cool autumn with abundant sunshine. The coldest month falls in January, with a daily mean of −11.0 °C (12.2 °F), while July, the hottest month, averages 23.3 °C (73.9 °F). The annual [...]

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Transportation

As the capital city, also the economic and cultural cent of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot enjoys a good transportation with aviation, railways, expressway and public transportation. Hohhot's Baita International Airport, about 14.3 km (8.9 mi) east of the city center, offers direct flights to larger domestic cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and others. It also has international flights to Taichung, Hong Kong, and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Hohhot Railway lines have basically covered the whole prefecture-level cities, served by two railway [...]

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Festivals and Activities

As a well-known historical and cultural city in Inner Mongolia, Hohhot is also a pearl of grassland. Besides visiting the ancient temples, pagodas and tombs to explore the history of Hohhot, tourists can also enjoy the grassland tours to Xilamuren Grassland(希拉穆仁草原), Huitengxile Grassland(辉腾锡勒) and Gegentala Grassland(格根塔拉草原), which provide magnificent scenery and a wide green "sea" decorated with flocks of sheep, cattle, and horses… Festivals in Hohhot Besides some Chinese traditional festivals, like New Year's Day(January 1), Spring Festival(The first day of the [...]

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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 [...]

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Useful Maps

As the political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational center of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot is located in the central part of the Inner Mongolia, enjoying a suitable geographic position and good transportation. It is the national historic and cultural city and China Top Tourist City with the fame of “capital of milk”. To help you have a better understanding of Hohhot City, we have collected some useful Hohhot maps including Hohhot transportation map, Hohhot regional map, Hohhot location map, Hohhot tourist [...]

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Hohhot Accommodation

For its important role of economic, political and cultural center of Inner Mongolia as well as its historical and cultural relics and grassland scenery, Hohhot welcomes thousands of visitors every year for tour or for business, therefore, where to stay in Hohhot is one of the considerations they take before starting their trip. Still, Hohhot has many hotels to offer, and we China Dragon Tours will always do our best to recommend you with the comfortable ones with reasonable [...]

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