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Huhhot, meaning “Green City” in Mongolian, is the capital city of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and is the region’s most important cultural and commercial centre.

Inner Mongolia is a truly diverse region with a distinctive culture and various ethnic groups. It offers forests, deserts, mountains and the famous grasslands that support the traditional Mongolian lifestyle.

Huhhot enjoys easy access to a wide range of mainland cities by air, bus and train. The city offers direct flights and international trains for easy and convenient travel to and from Mongolia.

Visas

All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days from most Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain.

For further details, consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


Currency

The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.17 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.12 Euro (EUR)
0.10 British Pound (GBP)
1.26 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
9.76 Indian Rupee (INR)
16.46 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.19 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.20 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.16 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

A 15% surcharge, including government tax, is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.


Tipping

Many mid-range and top-end restaurants generally include their own service charge which varies between establishments.

Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.


Business Hours

Bank Hours
8am - 12noon and 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Office Hours
8.30am - 12noon and 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Shop Hours
9am - 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday (Winter)
9am - 9pm, Monday to Sunday (Summer)


Public Health

Ensure that food is well cooked and consume only bottled water. Tap water in the hotel is potable. You may boil the water using the in-room facilities provided.


Dress

Warm, down-filled garments should be worn during the winter season, along with a hat, gloves and scarf.

A shirt and tie is normal office attire and is deemed the appropriate dress for business engagements.


Weather

Huhhot has a seasonal climate. Average summer temperatures range from 6°C to 23°C. Winters are extremely cold, with average temperatures range from -21°C to -6°C.

Today

Showers

A shower in the morning; cloudy, cool

High: 22°C / 71°F
Low: 14°C / 57°F

Tomorrow

Cloudy

Cloudy

High: 27°C / 80°F
Low: 15°C / 59°F
Friday:
Mostly Cloudy High: 29°C / 84°F Low: 17°C / 62°F
Saturday:
Partly Sunny High: 30°C / 86°F Low: 17°C / 62°F
Sunday:
Mostly Cloudy High: 30°C / 86°F Low: 18°C / 64°F
Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan -5ºC -16ºC
Feb 0ºC -12ºC
Mar 7ºC -5ºC
Apr 16ºC 2ºC
May 23ºC 9ºC
Jun 27ºC 14ºC
Jul 28ºC 17ºC
Aug 26ºC 15ºC
Sep 21ºC 9ºC
Oct 14ºC 2ºC
Nov 4ºC -7ºC
Dec -3ºC -14ºC
Facts

Population
2 million

Language
Mandarin, Mongolian

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Measures
Metric System

Voltage
220 volts

Plug Type
 

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800