The Best Time to Visit Hohhot

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As the capital of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China, a springboard for your Inner Mongolia Tour,  Hohhot is an ideal place to relax away from modern day pressure thanks to the magnificent natural beauty as well as fantastic cultural sites.

When planning your Hohhot tour, one of the frequently asked questions likely to tantalize you is “When is the best time to visit Hohhot?”

The climate of Hohhot is continental with four distinct seasons and significant temperature spreads between day and night. The best time to visit Hohhot is from June to September. Use this travel guide to help you make a smart decision about when to visit Hohhot. Check out below to have some information on each season.

Hohhot in Spring
Falling within a temperate zone, Hohhot belongs to a semi-arid climate that is characterized by little and uneven precipitation.

Generally speaking, spring is not a very good time to visit Hohhot. Hohhot has a short spring. What’s more, it is often hit by droughts and sandstorms in spring. The weather is still chilly in spring, especially at night.

Hohhot in Summer
Summer here is fairly warm. July is the hottest month in Hohhot, with highest temperatures of around 39℃. Summer is regarded as the best season to visit Hohhot and enjoy the beautiful scenery of grassland.

The famous Nadam Fair is also held during July or August. This traditional festival occupies an important place in the life of Mongolian people. Remember to bring a coat or jacket even in summer since the temperature drops dramatically in the evening. Going Hohhot in summer is a good choice for you.

Hohhot in Autumn
Early autumn is also a good time for visiting Hohhot, since the grassland is still full of yellow grass and horses there.

Autumn there usually sees early frost and plummeting temperature. Just remember the difference in temperature between days and nights is very big, so you should wear several layers of clothes. You are kindly advised to skip over China National Holiday in October when you plan your Hohhot Tours, since there are so many people during that time.

Hohhot in Winter
Winter is an off season for traveling in Hohhot. If you are more of a person who loves winter and would like to go skiing down some of the most breath taking sites in Hohhot, Hohhot still welcomes you during the winter months.

It is quite cold in winter in Hohhot since it is influenced by monsoon climate. Winter of Hohhot is long and cold with a lowest temperature of -25 to -45 degrees Celsius. The most advantage to visit Hohhot in winter is that you can save money and see fewer visitors, thus avoiding tourist crowds. Make sure to take enough thick coats with you!

Tip:  Hassle-free Hohhot Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Hohhot guided tours:

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