Baotou Travel Tips

When to go

Baotou City is located in western Inner Mongolia. It lies between the Tumochuan and Hetao Plains. The Yinshan Mountains wind through the center of the city. The Daqing and Wula Mountains are the main peaks of the city whose average altitude is 2,000 meters (6,562 feet). Bounded in the center by mountainous area, there are plateau grassland region in the north and plain area in the south. The Yellow River flows through the south of the city.

Baotou enjoys a semi-dry continental monsoon climate in the middle temperate zone. It is dry and windy in spring (March to May), and the rainfall becomes common in summer (especially in July and August). Weather in autumn is sunny while the winter is cold and it seldom rains or snows. The city enters winter in November. Late December to early January is the coldest period. The average temperature of January is about -11℃ (12.2℉). The hottest period ranges from late June to early July and the temperature may reach 39℃ (102.2℉).

In consideration of the strong wind blowing with sand and coldness in winter, May to October is thought to be the best time to visit Baotou. Although it is torrid in midsummer, the weather is cool morning and evening. Visitors going to the area in spring and autumn should bring a sweater. At cool night hours in summer, trousers and frocks are necessary. 

Fast Facts

Chinese Name: 包头市 (bāo tóu shì)
Area: 27,768 square kilometers (10,721 square miles)
Population: 2,458,000
Area Code: 0472
Zip Code: 014025
Administrative Divisions: 6 districts: Kundulun, Donghe, Qingshan, Shiguai, Baiyun Mineral, Jiuyuan
 1 county: Guyang
2 qis: Tumote (Tumote) You, Daerhan Maoming (Darhan Mumingan) Lianhe
 (Qi, or Banner, is a county-level administrative organ in Inner Mongolia)
Seat of the City Government: 29, Gangtie Da Jie, Kundulun District

Main Nationalities: Mongol, Han

Emergency Numbers:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Traffic Accident: 122

Inquiry Numbers:
Time Inquiry: 117
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114
Weather Forecast: 121
Tourist Complaint: 0472-5148142
Consumer Complaint: 0472-12315, 5126315

Customer Service Lines
China Mobile: 10086
China Unicom: 10010
China Telecom: 10000

Bank of China is one of the four largest state-owned commercial banks in China and it can provide you money exchange service. Here are some of its branches in Baotou:
Baotou Branch:
Address: opposite the Central Cotton Mill (Mian Fang Zong Chang), Gangtie Da Jie
Kundulunqu Sub-branch:
Address: 50, Gangtie Da Jie, Kundulun District
Qingshan Sub-branch:
Address: 69, Xingfu Lu, Qingshan District
Jiuyuan Sub-branch:
Address: 63, Shahe Jie, Jiuyuan District
Donghe Sub-branch
Address: Bayankala Da Jie, Donghe District

China Post:
Branch offices of China Post in Baotou open during 08:00-18:00. Here are some principal business halls in Baotou.
Baotou Office
Address: 64, Gangtie Da Jie, Kundulun District
Other offices in Kundulun Districts:
Addresses: opposite the Lantian Shangsha, Aerding Nan Da Jie
                     135, Tuanjie Da Jie
                      Guanghui Shangchang, Youyi Da Jie

Qingshanqu Office
Address: 13, Fanrong Dao, Qingshan District
Other offices in Qingshan District
Addresses: Hudemulin Da Jie
                      7, Xingfu Lu
                      19, Fuqiang Lu
                       9, Ziyou Lu

Donghequ Office
Address: Huancheng Xi Lu, Donghe District
Other offices in Donghe District
Addresses: 135, Tongshun Shangcheng
                      Middle section of Xinaibao
                      Minhang Xiaoqu (Minhang Community)
                      Bayankala Xi Da Jie

Baiyun Mineral District Office
Address: 13, Kuangshan Lu
Shiguaiqu Office
Address: Huanchenglu, Shiguai District

Baotou Central Hospital
Address: 61, Huancheng Lu, Donghe District

Baogang Hospital (The Third Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical College)
Address: 20, Shaoxian Lu, Kundulun District
Bus Routes: 2, 3, 16, 27, 28, 33, 34, 36

The First Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College
Address: 25, Gangtie Da Jie, Kundulun District

Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology
Address: 7, Aerding Da Jie, Kundulun District

Religious Centers
Baotou City Church
Address: 22, Dageliao Jie, Donghe District
Notes: There are churches in south section of Linyin Lu and middle section of Moni Lu

Baotou Catholic Church
Address: about 200 meters (219 yards) north of Caishenmiao in Donghe District

Great Mosque
Address: 5, Shengli Lu, outside of the North Gate of Donghe District

- Last updated on Jun. 20, 2022 -
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