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Hohhot has a large Muslim community. The center of Hohhot Muslim community is Hohhot Great Mosque built in the Ming Dynasty 600 years ago. Hohhot is also famous for the scenery of Mongolian grassland. IslamiChina has summarized the following Hohhot Muslim travel tips to our Muslim brothers and sisters to travel Hohhot during a short period of time.

Tour Itinerary Planning

For Muslim Business Travelers

If you are in Hohhot for a business trip and you have one day free to travel around Hohhot, you may arrange one night stay at Xilamurn or Gegentala Grassland. Back to Hohhot you may join local Muslims at Hohhot Great Mosque for Salat prayers.

For Muslim leisure travelers

3 Days and 2 Nights Hohhot Muslim Tour is the best choice for Muslim leisure travelers because this tour itinerary allows you to have enough time to know both Hohhot’s culture heritages as well as Muslim heritages. You are not in a hurry to get around Hohhot from one place to another. Please check IslamiChina’s Hohhot Muslim Tour 3 Days for details.


There is no Muslim hotel in Hohhot, you may choose to stay at international brand name hotels such as Sheraton, Hilton, Holiday Inns and dine at local Halal restaurants in Hohhot.

Halal Restaurants in Hohhot

The easiest way to find a Halal restaurant in China is to look for local mosque. Mosque is always located in the center of a Muslim community, no doubt, Halal restaurants can be found around Mosque serving local Halal food. In Hohhot, Halal restaurants are also located in other part of the city serving local Hohhot Halal cuisine and Xinjiang Uyghur Cuisine, Lanzhou Beef Noodles can be found in many parts of Hohhot.

Mosques in Harbin

There are 17 mosques in Hohhot. Hohhot Great Mosque is the earliest and largest mosque among those eight mosques in Hohhot, the capital city Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Hohhot Great Mosque was built in 1693; renovated in 1789 and 1923. It now covers an area of 4000 square meters. The layout of Hohhot Great Mosque is west and east. Right in front of Hohhot Great Mosque, there used to be a screen wall which was torn done in history. There are lecture rooms, water house, minaret, imam’s rooms and prayer hall and other facilities in the mosque. The prayer hall is supported by 12 wooden pillars where Koran was carved on. The prayer hall of Hohhot Great Mosque is big enough for five hundred people to pray together. The most eye-catching building of Hohhot Great Mosque is the minaret which is 33 meters high, built in 1933.

Money Exchange

You can exchange traveler's checks or cash at most banks, and most 5-star and 4-star hotels always have a money exchange counter. You can also get a cash advance on your credit card on ATM machine. The exchange rate all over China are the same fixed by Bank of China. To change money, you have to have your passport at hand. If you want to change money in a hotel, you usually have to be a guest there. Sometimes if you are not a guest in a hotel but need to change money there, you can just say a random room number, but this doesn't always work. Remember to keep the exchange slip well because you need this slip to change the Chinese Yuan back to your currency if you do have this need at the end of the tour. At present, the RMB is not exchangeable on the International market, so it is only usable within the country. So when you are changing money, don't change too much, because it is difficult to change back into other currencies. To change RMB back into your home currency, you must retain the exchange slips that are given to you at the bank or money exchange counter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 15:36