Hohhot is the capital of Inner Mongolia that is rapidly growing with a population of almost around 1.6 million people. Hohhot is a friendly Muslim capital as the city has a large population of Muslim, namely the Hui Muslim. Although the largest population there is Hui Muslim, the city remains their historical site which has no influence from Islam, there are a lot of temples and festivals that still remain the tradition and culture. Hohhot is well known for its green and yellow scenery of their nature and their unique cultural festival. Spending time at Hohhot surely will give you exciting and beautiful memories.
Hohhot Baita International Airport is Inner Mongolia's main airport which allows the travelers to get to Hohhot by plane. Located about one hour journey from the center of the city. However, in the future travelers will be using Hohhot Shengle International Airport which will replace the current airport that has a limit amount of holding passengers. The new airport will have two parallel runways connected by Taxiways.
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Hohhot is blessed with four distinct seasons and the average temperature throughout the year is 6C. Winter in Hohhot is a cold and long season with the average of -10C, so it is recommended to brings coats and boots to cope with the coldness. Many people visit Hohhot from April to October, but if you are up for the green scenic view, it is advised to go from July to September which the temperature is about 15C.
Hohhot is also famous for its Naadam Fair festival which is a traditional festival that held three games, Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery. The festival is also known as "the three games of men" which will be held during midsummer that is probably in July or August. It is advised to book early to Hohhot before the festival to avoid high rates from hotels.
Hohhot is well known for its green and yellow scenic view, and a tremendous number of cultural heritage sites. Here are the top 3 things to do in Hohhot:
1. Dazhao Lamasery - Dazhao Lamasery is the oldest building in Inner Mongolia. This temple is important for many celebration and cultural events. The temple is well known for its fine architecture, sculptures, beautiful murals and precious old collection of Buddhist scriptures. Dazhao Lamasery is also worldly known for the ‘Three Marvelous Treasures' which are the name that given to, the statute of Silver Buddha, the carved Dragons and the murals that were drawn in honoring the Emperor's visit.
2. Inner Mongolia Museum - Inner Mongolia Museum is a must place to be visited by the history lover. Located in Hohhot, the museum has an artistic architecture and hold thousands of Mongolian important artifacts. Operated from 1957 the museums have satisfied thousands of the history geek's curiosities with the exhibition provided. Opened from 9 am till 5 pm, visitors can take buses number: 1, 5, 13, 21, 22, and 34. Also, there is no fee charged for entering the Inner Mongolia Museum.
3. Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda - Wanbu Huayanjing Pagoda is one of the most must visit place in Hohhot. The pagoda is located in the southeast of Baita Village, 17 kilometers from the Hohhot city. The pagoda is said was build during the Emperor Shengzong's reign from the Liao Dynasty. The pagoda has seven levels and about 45 meters high. The octagonal plane and the brick surface that being carved with fine pictures surely will catch your eyes. The pagoda has a supine lotus on the top and spiral stairs inside the pagoda which allows you to climb up. It surely will give you a memorable view from the top of the pagoda.