Hohhot (meaning ‘blue city’ in Mongolian) is capital city of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is the center of Mongolian culture. During late Ming period i.e. late 16th Century and Qing Period it became a military and religious center. It is the political, cultural, and industrial center of Inner Mongolia. Located in the center of Inner Mongolia and south of Daqingshan River, it is 410 km (254 miles) west of Beijing.
This city was founded in 1581 by the Mongol Prince Altan Khan. It became a center for military during the rule of Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi after taking control of the Mongols. In 1952 it became capital of Inner Mongolia.
Summer festival of Mongols called, “Naddam” is of special interest for the tourists, it is usually held around mid of August. This festival features traditional Mongolian sports such as wrestling, horse racing, camel racing, and archery. Most of the events are based on nomadic military skills.
The Climate of Hohhot is continental with four distinct seasons and significant temperature difference between day and night. The average annual temperature is 6C (42.8F). During winter it is cold with average temperature of -10C (14F). Leather coats and boots are very essential during this period.
The best time to visit Hohhot is from April to October. The best time to go to the grassland is from mid of July to early September during which the temperature is between 15C (59F) to 25C (77F) and the famous Nadam Fair is also held during this period.
Standard Chartered Bank
Hohhot No.1 Hospital
64 Zhongshan Xilu, Huimin District, Hohhot
Inner Mongolia Hospital
20 Zhaowuda Lu, Hohhot
The First Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical College
1, Tongdao Beijie, Huimin District, Hohhot
The Second Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical College
Yingfang Dao, Wenhua Jie, Hohhot
Wool and leather products
Iron and steel production
Important Phone Numbers
Airport Inquiry 4941122
Railway Station Inquiry 2243222
Places to Visit
Five Pagoda Temple
Ten Thousand Huayan Scriptures Pagoda
Da Zhao Temple
Five Pagoda Temple
How to reach
Hohhot Baita International Airport
Hohhot Railway Station
Hohhot Bus Station