Hohhot, the provincial capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China, lies between the Yinshan Mountain and the Yellow River, covering an area of 17,224 square kilometers, with a population of 2.63 million. Dates from 306 B.C. and throughout its long history, it has been an important cultural center of the region. Surrounded by endless, undulating Mongolian grasslands, Hohhot is also known as the "green city" of China. Thanks to the magnificent natural beauty of the Gegentala and Xilamuren Grasslands as well as fantastic cultural sites, here is an ideal place to relax and get away from the busy city lifestyle.
Hohhot is encircled by the Daqing Mountains to the north and the Hetao Plateau in the south. With the long history over 2300 years, of course there are a lot of historical sites remained and well protected. The symbols are: Gegentala and Xilamuren Grasslands, Dazhao Temple, Five-Pagoda Temple and the Xilituzhao Palace. Besides enjoying the historical and natural sightseeing, take part in the traditional Festival is one of the must-do things. Visitors could enjoy different activities including camel riding, horse racing, wrestling, archery, a camp fire party, singing and dancing as well as tasting of a traditional fresh lamb and local liquor.