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History of Hohhot

As early as the Warring States Period the area we now call Hohhot was inhabited. The city of Yunzhong was founded here at this time by the Zhao Kingdom: relics of the Zhao Great Wall they built to keep out invades can still be seen in Tuoketuo County to the southwest of Hohhot. When Qin Shi Huang unified China and ...Read more>>

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Hohhot Transport - Introduction HOT

Hohhot serves as a hinge, linking northwest China to Beijing. The city can be reached by air, road and train. The city's airport has direct flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Sanya. Hohhot has an extensive railway network: the main ...... Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 217.7 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 28,877 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 16.7% (2011) • Resident Population: 2.866 million (2011) • Unemployment Rate: 3.7% (2011) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 100% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The population of Hohhot is a little over 2.87 million, with about 68.98% of the people living in urban areas. The male population of 1.46 million, making up 51.01% of the total resident population; the female population is 1.40 million, accounting for 48.99%. It is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Inner Mongolia, home to over 47 ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Hohhot lies to the south of the Yinshan Mountains in the centre of Inner Mongolia, 400 kilometers from Beijing. The seasons in Hohhot are well defined: summers are warm: the temperature can reach 28C (82F). The temperature can go as low as -18C (-0.4F) in winter. The temperature also fluctuates greatly during the day, falling by up to 15C at ... ...Read More>>

Hohhot Transport - Bus HOT

Hohhot has over 50 bus routes that cover most of the city. The network opens at 06:00, and closes around 20:00. Visitors are advised to prepare their fare before boarding, as buses do not have conductors. The Number 23 bus is a tourist line, which starts at the Railway Station continuing to Gongzhufu Park and Wusutu National Forest Park. A ... ...Read More>>

Hohhot Nightlife HOT

There is a decent entertainment scene in Hohhot, and some great bars. The Mongolian people are fond of singing and dancing late into the night, so there are a variety of places that are open late and cater to a variety of tastes. Some venues feature nightly ...... Read More>>

Hohhot Shopping Areas HOT

Zhongshan Road Commercial Street 中山路商业街 Zhongshan Lu is the most famous commercial street in Hohhot. There are nine large-scale department stores and comprehensive markets including the Wangfujing Department Store and the Inner Mongolia Ethnic ...... Read More>>

Hohhot Travel Tips HOT

The Nadam Fair held annually in the summer (July or August) is often said to be the best time of year to see Hohhot, but any time between April and October will be between 15C and 25C and should provide a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. However, it's ...... Read More>>

Hohhot Entertainment Overview HOT

As with any modern city, Hohhot has a variety of luxury hotels and exciting night spots. The night life cannot compare to the sophisticated scenes in Beijing and Shanghai, but wins over most visitors with its charm and traditional culture. The population in ...... Read More>>

Things to buy in Hohhot HOT

Mongolian Knife 蒙古刀 Inner Mongolian Carpet 内蒙古地毯 Mongolian Metalwork and Silverware 蒙古族银器 Balin Stone 巴林石 Cashmere 山羊绒 Naked Oat Flour 莜麦片 Mongolian Knife 蒙古刀 Mongolian men are seldom caught without their knives. They are a ...... Read More>>

Brief Intro to Hohhot Shopping HOT

Like most larger Chinese centers, there is a wide range of department stores and shopping plazas that sell a range of conventional domestic and international brands. There are a number of districts in Hohhot that are home to these stores. More interesting ...... Read More>>

Hohhot Snacks HOT

Oat Flour (You Mian) 莜面 Cheese (Nai Lao) 奶酪 Butter (Huang You) 黄油 Sour Milk/Yogurt (Suan Nai) 酸奶 Milky Beancurd (Nai Dou Fu) 奶豆腐 Mare’s Milk Wine (Ma Nai Jiu) 马奶酒 Milk Tea (Nai Cha) 奶茶 Oat Flour (You Mian) 莜面 This flour is one of ...... Read More>>

Hohhot Local Food HOT

All-Fish Banquet (Quan Yu Yan) 全鱼宴 Roasted Lamb (Kao Quan Yang) 烤全羊 Roasted Mutton Leg (Kao Yang Tui) 烤羊腿 Mongolian Hotpot (Shuan Yang Rou) 涮羊肉 Finger Mutton (Shou Ba Rou) 手扒肉 Shaomai 稍麦 All-Fish Banquet (Quan Yu Yan) 全鱼宴 Carp, ...... Read More>>

Brief Intro to Hohhot Dining HOT

Hohhot, being a capital city, has a range of restaurants that specialize in all of the different types of food from around China and the World. Tasty Sichuan and Guangdong restaurants can be found, as well as Western food and local Mongolian fare. ...... Read More>>

Hohhot Attractions HOT

The sights on offer in Hohhot are those that have been genuinely significant to the local population for centuries. Inner Mongolia's most precious treasure is its long unbroken culture which is why many of the attractions focus on displaying and explaining ...... Read More>>

Rough Guide to Hohhot Travel HOT

Hohhot is the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China, usually referred to as Inner Mongolia. It sits in vast grasslands to the south of the central portion of the region, and has been a popular destination for Mongol nomads for over a ...... Read More>>

Hohhot Transport - Airport HOT

The Hohhot Baita International Airport (IATA: HET) was opened in 2007, to become the largest airport in Inner Mongolia. International charter flights leave for Hong Kong, Russia and Thailand, and daily scheduled services fly to 35 cities including Beijing (1 hr), Guangzhou (3 hrs), Tianjin (1 hr), Shanghai (2.5 hrs), Changsha (2 hrs), Shenzhen ... ...Read More>>

Hohhot Transport - Train HOT

Hohhot is well connected by rail to many major Chinese cities, including Beijing (8.5 hours), Yinchuan (9.3 hours) Datong (4.5 hours) and Baotou (2 hours). It is advisable for visitors to book all tickets in advance through an agency: tickets – especially for sleeper trains – tend to sell out quickly. Hohhot has two train stations: ... ...Read More>>

Hohhot Transport - Taxis HOT

Taxis are abundant, cheaper than in most Chinese cities and easy to hail on the street. The first two kilometers costs 6 RMB with a surcharge of 1 RMB or 1.5 RMB for each subsequent kilometer depending on the car type. The taxi complaint number is 0471 3965296. Taxi companies: Hohhot Zhaojun Taxi Co., Ltd Add: inside the Zhaojun Hotel, 53 Xinhua ... ...Read More>>

Hohhot Transport - Coach HOT

There are two bus stations in Hohhot: the Hohhot Long Distance Bus Station and the Hohhot Long Distance South Station. The Hohhot Long Distance Bus Station provides daily services to Beijing, Tianjin, Taiyuan and Datong, as well as most of the major cites in Inner Mongolia. The Hohhot Long Distance South Station mainly services cities in Inner ... ...Read More>>

Useful Numbers HOT

China Country Code Number: 0086 Hohhot City Code Number: 0471 Emergency & Most Commonly Used Local Directory Assistance: 114 Fire: 119 Police: 110 Traffic Reporting Tel: 122 China Telecom 10000 China Unicom: 10010 China Mobile: 10086 China Tietong: 10050 EMS Inquiry: 11183 Weather Forecast: 12121 Life & Maintenance Water Supply Hotline: ... ...Read More>>

Hohhot Transport - Car Rental HOT

Foreign visitors should provide an ID card, passport, a reference from a local warrantor and a deposit of at least 5000 RMB in order to rent a car with a driver. During national holidays (especially Spring Festival) the market for car rental market is very busy in Hohhot, so visitors are advised to make an early reservation. Indicative prices: ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

By the end of June 2007, there were 229 foreign-invested enterprises in Hohhot with a total investment of US$1.31 billion including 118 joint ventures and 27 Sino-foreign cooperative enterprises. The resources of foreign investment have become more diversified, mainly from Asia, North America and Europe. Most foreign investment is so far in ... ...Read More>>

Hohhot Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB 90.01 billion GDP per Capita: RMB21, 873 Economic Growth Rate: 18% Population: 1.40 million (urban) 1.13 million (rural) FDI: US$483 million Annual Average Wage: RMB19, 715 Government Effectiveness Rating: 78th 2006 Chinese Cities Competitive Rating: 56th Hohhot Business Guide - Economic Overview Hohhot, or ... ...Read More>>

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