Top Souvenirs in Hohhot

Plan your Hohhot Tour? Same with most other provincial capitals, Hohhot boasts a good variety of shopping specialties for travellers with tastes of every kind.

The capital city of Hohhot is probably the best place for a general feel for the specialties of the whole province. If you are wondering what to buy during your Hohhot Trip, the following is a listing of top souvenirs in Hohhot for your guick guide.

Haggling at Saishang Old Street 塞上老街

Located on the west of Dazhao Lamasery, Saishanglaojie (Saishang Old Street) is an old street with the characteristics of Ming and Qing Dynasty ( 1368 – 1911).

The street’s entrance, a paifang, a traditional style of Chinese architectural arch.

The street carries 400-year history of Hohhot, reputed as the represent of the old Hohhot city. The street gathers valuable folk articles and curios.

Window Shopping at Wanda Plaza 万达广场

It is a comprehensive shopping mall, very spacious with nice and classy decoration inside. It has everything you need, eating, drink, playing and as far as you can name it.

It is located on the No.26 Xinhua East Avenue, close to the Hohhot airport. It has an elegant environment and there are many brands of restaurants. It has convenient transportation, close to Inner Mongolia Museum.

Wangfujing Department Store 王府井百货(呼市店)

Wangfujing Department Store (Hohhot) is one of the famous national chain department stores, located in the bustling district of Hohhot. It has a full assortment of goods are complete, and there are Watsons, pharmacies and supermarkets, so it is very convenient to buy things. Basically you can enjoy good discounts.

The shopping environment is elegant, and you also have a good choice of snacks here in the shopping center.
Add: 86 Zhongshan West Road, Huimin District, Hohhot

Victoria Plaza 维多利摩尔城

Victoria plaza is high-class boutique department store under the branch of Victoria group. Occupying an area of 210,000 square meters, Victoria plaza gathers numerous top fashion brands. It is situated in the joint of Xinhua Street and Xingan Road. The birth of Victoria plaza lead Xinhua street to the second commercial center.

A very popular comprehensive shopping mall, a total of 12 floors, bringing together catering, shopping, parent-child, sports fitness and other projects. In addition to food, Victoria Moore has a large Xinhua bookstore, and skating rink and other places.

Add: No. 62 Xinhua East Street, Saihan District, Hohhot

Islam Style Street 伊斯兰风情街

Islam Style Street is located in Hohhot’s Hui District ( Muslim District). It is the district where most of the Hui (Muslim) people live, forming a certain scale of Hui economy, culture and historical atmosphere, so the Islam Style Street is also named.

Islam Style Street

Walk along the Islam style street, with desert yellow and green and white colors, rows of pointed arched doors and windows juxtaposed, a vigorous and full spherical temple roof, let a person enjoy the rich Islamic style.

Top Souvenirs in Hohhot

Mongolian Knife

Mongolian knife is a daily article which can be found in Mongolia. All will look down on a man if he is lack of a knife. The blade is made of steel while the handle is made of ox horn and red wood. It is worth collecting a Mongolian knife if you are interested in knives.

The Mongolian knife can be bought in antique stores or marketplaces. Bu careful when you use it, or you will hurt yourself or others.

Inner Mongolia Carpet

Made of high quality local wool, Inner Mongolia Carpet is dyed by chemical and plant pigments, and hand woven. The Inner Mongolia Carpet has fine work, strong elasticity, soft handle, natural color and durable service.

The main varieties of the Inner Mongolia Carpet include natural-colored, archaized, Han Dynasty, and artistic tapestry. What’s more, there are various cushions, like car cushion, cushion used for sitting, cushion used for doing obeisance, and so on. Most of the Inner Mongolia Carpets are sold in large shopping malls.

Inner Mongolian Cheese

Cheese is one of the most famous snacks in Inner Mongolia. In Hohhot, you can eat cheese made by the local people. Cheese is also called “Milk Tofu” in the Inner Mongolia.

Inner Mongolian Cheese is made by milk. The milk is dried in the sun on the top of yurts. The taste of the Inner Mongolian Cheese is fragrant with milk, and with a little sourness. But the guarantee period is very short, you should eat it up in time.


Different from sheep’s wool, cashmere belongs to the special animal fibers. The cashmere fibers are the softest, warmest, and longest lasting materials on the market today, but also the most expensive cloth.

Cashmere is get form the body of the sheep. Every spring, goats begin to molt, and people remove them by using iron combs. Goats produce about three to eight ounces of cashmere per year. Three are three colors of the cashmere: white, green and purple, among whom the white ones are the best. It is very warm to wear clothes made of cashmere. You can buy some and wear them in winter.

Ox Horn Handicrafts

Ox horn handicrafts are roughly divided into three categories: wall-decoration, ornaments and accessories. Altogether there are more than 100 types of products such as animals, bottles and cups, necklaces, rings, earrings, hairclips, belt and calligraphy series.

Ancient nomads used ox horn to hold alcohol when they made an alliance. This ox horn is called alliance cup. A pair of ox horns is polished and then cups made of silver or copper are set into the horns. The ends are decorated with a metal flower pattern, silk knots, and fringes.

Camel Fur

Hohhot is the collecting and distributing center of camel’s fur in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Camel’s fur from Alashan League has the best quality with features like strong ability to keep out the cold and long durability.

Mongolian Silverwares

Mongolian Silverwares has been famous as early as Yuan Dynasty, which includes bowl, knife, pot and wine vessel, harness, headwear, etc.

The silverwares are finely crafted, vivid in color and traditional ethnic.

Horse head string instrument

Horse head string instrument is a bowed stringed instrument with a scroll carved like a horse’s head, used by the Mongolians.

At the top end of the pole, a horse head holds high fastuiously, and two strings stand on each side. The body looks like a courser, while the string like the horsewhip in the shepherd. Its refined sculpt and melodious sound are lauded as the priceless national craft work

Tip:  Hassle-free Inner Mongolia  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 guided tours to Inner Mongolia:

Inner Mongolia Tour
Mid-Inner Mongolia Tour (Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos)
East Inner Mongolia Tour (Xanadu,Wulan Butong, Xilinhot, Chifeng)
Northeast Inner Mongolia Tour (Hulunbuir)
West Inner Mongolia Tour (Alashan “Alxa” League)
Hohhot Tour
Hohhot Highlights & Grassland 3 Day Tour
Hohhot Highlights & Grassland 2 Day Tour

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Top 10 Attractions in Hohhot
Best Time to Visit Hohhot
Meidaizhao Temple
How to go to Hohhot from Beijing
Top Souvenirs in Hohhot
Hohhot Taxi: Hohhot Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Baotou Taxi: Baotou Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Ordos Taxi: Ordos taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
What to see in Hohhot, what to do in Hohhot

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