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Hohhot Travel Guide


Inner Mongolia has the lure of open grassy plains, herds of horses and sheep roaming freely while nomadic herdsmen watch over their flock, and a stretch of blue sky that eventually touches the green plains far off in the horizon.

Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, may not immediately stir images of a rough and ready frontier, but what this cosmopolitan city does offer is a gateway to the majesty of the grasslands which lie just beyond the city. The sights within the city shouldn't be dismissed either. Once a political and cultural centre, the relics of the past are strewn throughout more than 36 ethnic groups live in Hohhot's confines, with Mongolians making up about 9% of the population.

Bone fragments of early humans who lived in the area as early as 500,000 years ago have been found; these early ancestors are thought to be contemporaries of Peking Man. The first permanent establishment began about 2,300 years ago during the Warring States Period when the King of Zhao built the city of Yunzhong in the area. The merging of a 16th century Mongolian settlement and a city founded by Ming emperor Wanli has become present day Hohhot.

Hohhot Memorable Experience

Riding on a galloping horse through wonderful, unique countryside.

Spending a night in a yurt while eating and drinking with a fascinating Mongolian family.

Top Hohhot Tours

4 Days Inner Mongolia Grasslands Tour

  • Tour Code: BJ402
  • Days: 4
  • Destination: Beijing-Hohhot-Xilamuren-Hohhot-Beijing

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Summary: 4 days Inner Mongolia grasslands tour from Beijing to enjoy the activities on the Xilamuren Grasslands..

4 Days Inner Mongolia Grassland Tour

  • Tour Code: PT109
  • Days: 4
  • Destination: Beijing-Hohhot-Datong-Beijing

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Summary: Private 4-day tour around Beijing to Hohhot to experience the Mongolian grasslands, and to Datong which was once prosperous in Chinese history. Private guide and driver..

7 Days Mongolia Grasslands Tour

  • Tour Code: DM07
  • Days: 7
  • Destination: Beijing-Hohhot-Baotou-Gegentala-Xilin Gol-Chifeng-Beijing

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Summary: Travel from Beijing to the vast grasslands in Inner Mongolia, experiencing the typical life of Mongolian ethnic group. A spring and summer excursion to the grasslands is of great fun..

8 Days Tour around Beijing

  • Tour Code: PT101
  • Days: 8
  • Destination: Beijing-Hohhot-Datong-Beijing

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Summary: 8 days away from Beijing to the grassland of Hohhot and admire Chinese culture in Datong. See more of North China..

Mongolian Naadam Festival Tour

  • Tour Code: CF03
  • Days: 7
  • Destination: Beijing-Hohhot-Gegentala-Erdos

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Summary: 7 days Mongolian Naadam Festival 2014 tour from Beijing. Attend the starting ceremony of the festival on Gegentala Grasslands, and take trip to Erdos and Hohhot..