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Baotou

Baotou, 100 miles (about 160 km) west of Hohhot (the capital Of Inner Mongolia), is the largest city in Inner Mongolia, which has a profound history to trace back. The wall in the present suburb of Baotou is said to be the oldest section of the Great Wall. Long-standing culture and rich natural resources allows Baotou develop as a modern industrial city by now and welcomes not only businessmen but also people longing for exotic adventure.

Location and topography of Baotou

Baotou is located in the middle of Inner Mongolia, on the Tumochuan and Hetao Flatlands, with the Yellow River to the south and Mongolia to the north, and occupies an area of 27,691 sq. km. The Yinshan Mountain Range goes through the central part of Baotou City, cutting the city into three different landforms – the northern part of the plateau, the central mountains and plains in the southern part.

Climate in Baotou

Baotou has a semi-arid continental climate in nature; however, temperatures in this desert-bordering city vary a lot. The annual average temperature is about 48ºF (9ºC). The best time to visit Baotou is from late spring through the summer, when the temperature is warm.

Transportation in Baotou

By Air

Baotou Airport is 14 miles (about 23 km) away from downtown. There are flights to and from major domestic cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Guangzhou and Hohhot. Direct flights to Xian, Yulin, Shijiazhuang, Wuhan, Chengdu and Shenyang are also available, but some of them are not in operation daily.

By Train

There are several railway stations in Baotou, and the two majors are Baotou Railway Station and Baotou East Railway Station. Trains to Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and many other cities are all available here. Just make sure you don’t mix up the two stations.

By Bus

There are two long-distance bus stations in Baotou and both serve many major cities in China. And it's only a two-hour drive between Baotou and Hohhot. Beisides, 48 city-bus lines reach every main street and extends to most places in Baotou city.

Travel & Sightseeing in Baotou

Along with its economic importance in China, Baotou has a valuable historical and cultural heritage. Wudangzhao Lamasery, the only intact lama temple in Inner Mongolia, impresses visitors with a spectacular Tibetan-style architecture. Singing Sand Ravine is certainly another amazing place. Undulating sand dunes, precious oasis and strolling camels together make up a exotic picture for you. Other natural beauty like Jiufeng Mountain features various grotesque stones and waterfalls making it a rare scenic area in the northwest plateaus of China. In addition, the famous Genghis Khan' Mausoleum is a must see. The famous king's tomb remains a sacred place for Mongolians to worship.

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