Da Zhao Temple
Da Zhao Temple which means “Infinite Temple” in Chinese is the town’s biggest Gelukpa or Yellow Hat Sect temple. It is also the oldest building in the whole of Huhhot. Locals call it the Silver Buddha Temple because it is home to the rare 8.2-foot-high Sakyamuni statue made of silver.
The temple has become a popular tourist attraction due to its remarkable buildings, fine statues, distinctive frescos, musical instruments and extensive collection of Buddhist scriptures.
Temple of the Five Pagodas
Known as the “Precious Pagoda of the Buddhist Relics of the Diamond Throne”, the Temple of the Five Pagodas is located close to the Qingcheng Park in Huhhot. Among locals, this famous ancient Buddhist Temple is called Jingangzuo Dagoba.
Constructed entirely out of stones and bricks, the temple comprises of three main parts and is 13 meters in height. The three parts are the base, the seat and the top which are the five pagodas.
One of the most notable features here is the Mongolian Astronomical Map which is carved out into a huge stone. This illustrious map is labelled in Mongolian and is the first of its kind in the world.
Covering 1.4 hectares and standing 33 meters high, the tomb of Princess Wang Zhaojun is located on the southern outskirts, nine kilometres from Huhhot.
It is believed that Wang Zhaojun is a symbol of national unity, and that her tomb is a monument to this unity.
Genghis Khan Mausoleum
Genghis Khan, the great Mongolian hero, was responsible for uniting the disordered Inner Mongolia prairie. Known by his people as the Khan of Khans, Genghis Khan guided his people to form a great civilization.
The Genghis Khan Mausoleum, which is dedicated to this powerful King, was constructed in 1954. The most prominent feature of the main hall is the impressive 13-feet statue of Genghis Khan made entirely out of white marble.