Chinese Name: 呼和浩特
English Name: Hohhot；Huhehot；Kweisui；Kuei-sui
Other Name: Hushi 呼市；Guisui 归绥
Abbreviation: Hushi 呼市
Zip Code: 010000
Hohhot 呼和浩特 is the prefecture-level city and capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the political, economic, and cultural center of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region approved by The State Council, and an important central city in the northern border areas of China.
Hohhot is located in north China, the northern border area, and inside the Eurasian continent. It is the central city of the Huh-Bao-E urban agglomeration 呼包鄂城市群中心城市, an important bridge connecting the Yellow River Economic Belt, the Eurasian land bridge, and the Bohai Rim economic region. It is also an important border opening center city for China’s opening up to Mongolia 蒙古国and Russia 俄罗斯. Hohhot is a famous national historical and cultural city, one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization, with a long history and brilliant culture.
Hohhot is also a national historical and cultural city, a National forest City, a National innovative pilot city, a National model city for ethnic unity and progress, a National model city for double support, an Excellent Tourist city in China, and one of The Top 100 cities with Economic strength in China. Hohhot is honored as the “Milk Capital of China” 中国乳都.
Hohhot has jurisdiction over 4 municipal districts, 4 counties, and 1 flag, covering a total area of 17,200 square kilometers, of which 260 square kilometers is the built-up area. In 2021, the city’s GDP will reach 312.14 billion yuan, with a permanent population of 3.4956 million at the end of the year.
Famous Attractions in Hohhot
Hohhot has a large number of museums and cultural-historical sites. It is one of the important tourist distribution centers with prairie in the north, desert in the west, Yellow River in the south, and Beijing and Tianjin in the east. There are Hadamen Plateau pasture哈达门高原牧场, Shenquan ecological tourism scenic area, and “West Lake outside the City”塞外西湖 Hasu Sea.
Some special scenic spots in Hohhot
- Inner Mongolia Museum 内蒙古博物馆
- Princess Palace in Hohhot 呼和浩特公主府
- Five tower temple 五塔寺
- Big called temple 大召寺
- Wanbu Huayan Jing Pagoda 万部华严经塔
- Halal Temple 清真大寺
- Helingehan Han tomb fresco 和林格尔汉墓壁画
- The Balkan Pagoda 宝尔汗佛塔
- Zhaojun tomb 昭君墓
- Qingcheng mountain park 青城公园
- Hasohai National Park 哈素海国家公园
- Islamic Street 伊斯兰风情街
- Mongolian Garden 蒙古风情园
- Daqingshan Wildlife Park 大青山野生动物园
Famous Universities in Hohhot
By the end of 2019, the city had 24 regular colleges and universities, 115 regular middle schools, 200 primary schools, and 386 kindergartens. There are also a number of scientific research institutions directly under the central government, the autonomous region, and the city, covering agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry science, social science, grassland science, water conservancy science, and so on.
List of universities and colleges in Hohhot
- Inner Mongolia University 内蒙古大学
- The Inner Mongolia University of Technology 内蒙古工业大学
- Inner Mongolia Agricultural University 内蒙古农业大学
- Inner Mongolia Normal University 内蒙古师范大学
- Inner Mongolia Medical University 内蒙古医科大学
- Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics 内蒙古财经大学
- Hohhot Institute for Nationalities 呼和浩特民族学院
- Entrepreneurship College of Inner Mongolia University 内蒙古大学创业学院
- Inner Mongolia Hongdewen College of Science 内蒙古鸿德文理学院
- Hohhot Vocational College 呼和浩特职业学院
Diet of Hohhot
As the capital of Inner Mongolia, Hohhot offers Mongolian milk food, Mongolian milk wine and Mongolian handle meat, etc. People can also go to places with the rich flavors of grassland to taste game, including roe deer meat, wild mushrooms, millet, and other cereals and game. The cuisine culture of Hohhot has also absorbed the practices and eating methods of the Hui people, and the snacks of the Hui people are also popular in the city.
Some specialty snacks in Hohhot
- Roast Whole Lamb 烤全羊
- Mutton hotpot 涮羊肉
- Hand the lamb 手把羊肉
- Roast Lamb Leg 烤羊腿
- Fried entered 炸羊尾
- Blood sausage 血肠
- Meat sausage 肉肠
- Oat noodles 莜面
- Horse milk wine 马奶酒
- Milk peel 奶皮子
- Cheese 奶酪
- Oil fragrance 油香
- Sanzi 馓子
- Beef jerky 牛肉干
Railways: The location of the Hohhot Railway Bureau, the Beijing-Baotou Railway, and the Ji-Baotou second double line pass through Hohhot City, and the railway basically covers the cities of the whole country. Hohhot Railway Bureau runs international trains to Ulan Bator every Wednesday and Thursday. Hohhot is as far as Frankfurt, Germany, by train.
Aviation: Hohhot Baita International Airport 呼和浩特白塔国际机场 is the largest aviation hub in Inner Mongolia. It is located 15 kilometers southeast of the urban area, with routes covering major provincial capitals and small and medium-sized cities in China. Hohhot Baita International Airport is the center to radiate all the city routes in the region.