Hohhot Introduction

hohhot grasslandMeaning "green city" in Mongolia language, Hohhot is the capital of Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. With an altitude of around 1000 meters, it stands centrally in Inner Mongolia, to the north being Yin Mountain, to the south being Yellow River. Hohhot is a beautiful city with brilliant folk custom and modern development to the north of the Great Wall.

With a total population of 2.12 million by 2001, Hohhot is a 400-year-old city, which was listed as one of China's Historic and Cultural Cities approved by State Council. The city boasts lots of precious historical sites like Dazhao Temple, Zhaojun Tomb, etc. Every summer during Mongolian's traditional festival - Naadam, lots of games will be sponsored, for example, Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery. It is one of the best times to see the local folk culture.

Difference in temperature between day and night varies much, for example, the temperature in the day is 20℃ lower than that of night. Although in summer, it is better to take coat. The winter is cold and lasts for a long time, January being the coldest. The average temperature throughout the year is 8 ℃

Because of its unique nature condition, dairy industry in Hohhot has been developing in a rapid pace in recent years, which makes it a famous "Dairy Capital of China".


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