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Huhehot History, China


One of the cities of the northern-central China and the capital city of the said Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, serving as a center of its economy and culture, and the administrative of its region, Huhehot or Huhhot is a very rich place especially in terms of its cultural background. Its abbreviated name is Hū Shì and Qīng Chéng or Hu-Town when translated. It is considered to be one of those Inner Mongolia’s popular tourist destinations because of its world-known temples and historical sights and became the administrative centre of the region in 1952, which replaced Ulanhot.

Hohhot was the name given to Huhehot the very time it was founded by Altan Khan in 1580 and that was used to address the place until 1954 when it was changed into the acronym Kweisui or Guisui by the people of China.

It  derived from two of the place’s districts and that is, the business district or the southeastern old part, the Guihua, that Altan Khan has established in the same year he founded Huhehot, and the Suiyuan, the northeastern part or the New Town which was established by Manchus in 17th century. These two sections, became the Qing Empire’s

It was renamed Guisui in the year 1913 and in 1950 was upgraded and changed into a city and became the Inner Mongolia’s capital in 1952 under the chairman of the Inner Mongolia, Ulanhu.

When China’s opening and reform began, the significant development of the city has been observed. Around 2000, the fareast side of the city began its development and became the home to a lake that is called Ruyi He, an artificial lake.  It is also considered as the residence of the municipal government, of those numerous number of condominiums, and those government buildings of the Autonomous Region. It became so developed that in the northern side of the city, the Hohhot City Stadium was built.

From the first part of the history’s timeline, Huhehot was both Han Chinese and Mongolian because the population has been mixed-cultured, though its ratio altered wild over four centuries almost. Despite the fact that population claims in China are infrequently reliable, it is still said that at present for every single soul of Mongolian, there are at least twelve Han Chinese in Hohhot. To see it more clearly, Huhehot really has a short history.

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