General Introduction to Hohhot

Hohhot CityLying between the Yinshan Mountain and the Yellow River, Hohhot is the capital city of Inner Mongolia. It is also the cultural and political center of the region. Hohhot has a long history which can be dated back to 306 B.C. Today it is the most important city in Inner Mongolia and is home to 36 different ethnic groups. Notable among these are Mongolian, Han, Manchu, Hui, Tibetan, Dawoer, Elunchun, Ewenke and Korean, etc. The city zone covers 17,224 square kilometers (6,650.19 square miles) with a population exceeding 1,400,000.

The city was founded by Mongol ruler Altan Khan in the late 16th century. It was chosen as the region's administrative centre in 1952, replacing Ulanhot. A city with a rich cultural background, Hohhot is known for its historical sites and temples and is one of the major tourist destinations of Inner Mongolia. It is also nationally known as the home of China's dairy giants Mengniu and Yili, and was declared "Dairy Capital of China" by the national government in 2006. 



Hohhot Weather and Climate

Located in the south central part of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot is encircled by the Daqing Shan to the north and the Hetao Plateau to the south. Hohhot features a cold semi-arid climate, marked by long and very cold winters, very warm summers, and strong winds, especially in spring: the January average is −10.9 °C (12 °F), while the July average is 22.5 °C (72.5 °F). Winter temperatures generally go as low as -20 Celsius while summer temperatures can sometimes rise above 30 degrees Celsius in July and August. The annual precipitation is app 400 mm (15.7 in), with the nearly two-thirds of it falling from June to August. Hohhot is a popular destination for tourists during the summer months because of the nearby Zhaohe grasslands. More recently, due to desertification, the city sees sandstorms on almost an annual basis.

Top Ten Attactions in Hohhot

Hohhot is an ideal place to relax away from modern day pressure thanks to the magnificent natural beauty of the Gegentala and Xilamuren Grasslands as well as fantastic cultural sites such as the Dazhao Temple , Five-Pagoda Temple and the Xilituzhao Palace . Here are some best recommended sightseeing sites in Hohhot:


Dazhao TempleDazhao Temple

Hohoht AttractionsGegentala Grassland

Zhaojun TombZhaojun Tombs

HFive-Pagoda TempleFive-Pagoda Temple

Wanbu Huayanjing PagodaWanbu Huayanjing Pagoda

Xilamuren Grassland Xilamuren Grassland

Xilituzhao Palace Xilituzhao Palace

Mongolia Museum Mongolia Museum

WGreat Mosque Great Mosque

White Pagoda White Pagoda


Hohhot Public Transport

Transportation in Hohhot is convenient. Super high way that connected other cities with Hohhot are everywhere in the region. Trains to the city is the cheapest way. You can also book a flights flying to the city. You can also take a bus there and taxi to do some sightseeeing within the city.


Hohhot Public Transport By Air

Hohhot Public Transport By Trains

Hohhot Public Transport By Bus

Hohhot Public Transport By Taxi

Hohhot Public Transport By Bike

Hohhot Public Transport By Motorbike

Top Ten Hotels in Hohhot

In Hohhot you can easily find a nice hotel in and around the downtown areas. Hohhot the capital of Inner Mongolia , Hohhot attracts thousands of tourists from home and abroad. Accommodations in Hohhot is reknown for its unque sea sightseeing. Here are the hotels recommendation:


Shangri-La HotelShangri-La Hotel

Jinjiang International-HotelJinjiang International-Hotel

Hotels in HohhotHoliday Inn Hohhot

Top Hotels in HohhotInner Mongolia Hotel

Hohhot discount hotelsPhoenix Hotel

Hohhot top hotelsInner Mongolia Bin Yue Hotel


Famous Food in Hohhot

Hohhot's delicacies have strong ethnic features. Mutton dominates the menu due to influences of the customs of herdsmen. Mutton is a must for visiting gourmets, as you can hardly find better mutton else where in China. Here are some best selected food:


Hohhot FoodNaked Oat Flour

Hohhot famous foodShaomai

Hohhot food Mongolian Mutton Fondue

Hohhot famous foodRoasted Whole Lamb

Hohhot famous foodSizzling Meat

Hohhot famous foodCamel paw

Hohhot famous food Phoenix Tail Cling

Hohhot famous food Roasted mutton leg


Top Ten Restaurants in Hohhot

Roasted lamb chop, fried mutton, parched lamb intestines, steamed lamb heart, mutton stuffed bun, and boiled lamb viscera soup are all authentic dishes worth trying. The most famous dish in town is undoubtedly the Mongolian hotpot, which can be found in most restaurants here.


Hohhot Restaurants Malaqin Restaurant

Restaurants in Hohhot Gufengxuan Restaurant

Hohhot RestaurantsAixin (Love) Vegetarian House

Hohhot Restaurants Nanyue Seafood Restaurant

Hohhot RestaurantsJinyuan Seafood Restaurant


Hohhot Restaurants Pizza Hut

Hohhot Restaurants KFC Huitong Shop

Hohhot Restaurants Black Land Restaurant

Hohhot RestaurantsDongpo Restaurant

Hohhot EatingShuwang Shoufu Tower Restaurant



Hohhot Nightlife and Top Ten Pubs and Bars

Entertainment in Hohhot is colorful. Like in any modern cities, nightclubs and amusement parks can provide trendy fun. However, as an ethnic-featured city, Hohhot has its own charms. In some night spots and theaters, there are wonderful Mongolian song and dance shows. The most thrilling part of all is that you can demonstrate your sportsmanship by joining the locals, taking part in camel race, horse race, wrestling, archery or dance.Here is a list of them:

Hohhot pubs Tea Houses

Hohhot pubs and bars Hohhot Guyu Tea House

Hohhot pubs and bars YY Face Bar

Hohhot nightlife U.B.C. Cafes

Hohhot barsHohhot Kangni Cafes

Hohhot bars New York Western-style Food & Coffee House

Hohhot barsGuangming Movie Theater

Hohhot bars Candle Bar

Hohhot bars Fengdan White Dew Coffee Bar

Hohhot barsHuachong Theatre




Hohhot Shopping Items

Hohhot displays special local products from all over Inner Mongolia. These products can be bought at both fair and market, whilst special products can be bought from shopping centers. 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.

Hohhot shoppingCamel fur

What to buy in HohhotHorn products

Hohhot shopping Huhur

Hohhot shoppingMongolian carpet

Hohhot shoppingCashmere


Hohhot shoppingOleaster




Hohhot Travel Tips

1.Theres a great Mongolian BBQ restaurant in Hohhot, serving buffet spread from south east asia and bbq cost 48RMB per head add: chang ann jin shou building, block 3 lvl 4, tel 4682199.. exact location is opp the 14th secondary

2. You may consider participating in a travel group since the transportation in Xinjiang region is not so convenient!

3. Tian Bus Station has two buses departing to Hohhot everyday, respectively at 08:30 and 12:00. The journey is about 8.5 hours. During lower season, you may consider take a flight from Tianjin to Hohhot, which is just about 450~550RMB. rom Chengdu, it is suggested that you take a flight to Hohhot, which takes about 1.5 hours only.

4. As a native of Huhhot,I'm so sorry to hear that the traffic is not good as other cities in China from you.But we will get better day after day.I hope you know something new when coming here next time.Thank you.