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Member Regional Governments

Cultural and Tourist Sites

Member Regional Governments China Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Cultural and Tourist Sites

Cultural and Tourist Sites

Dazhao Temple

Located in the south Yuquan District, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, Dazhao Temple is devoted to Lamanism and belongs to Gelupai. ‘Zhao’ means temple in Tibetan. In Chinese, it was originally called Hongci Temple and later became Wuliang Temple. It also known as Yunfu Temple because it features a silver statue of Buddha. Dazhao Temple is the first temple of the Yellow Sect founded in Hohhot. It is one of the largest temples built during the early stages of the Yellow Sect in Mongolia and impacted the religion of Mongolia extensively. During the seventh year of the reign of Emperor Wanli of the Ming dynasty, the temple was built by Alatanhan, the town leader.

Wuta Temple (Five Pagoda Temple)

Located in southeast Jiucheng, Hohhot, it was originally known as Jingangzuo Sheli Baota, meaning “Precious Pagoda of the Buddhist Relics of the Diamond Throne.” It is called Wuta Temple (Five Pagoda Temple) because of the five pagodas built on top of the structure. It was built in the 18th century during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing dynasty. The 13-meter-high tower is built from bricks and stones, and a rectangular “diamond throne” has been mounted on top of an abutment, and an eagle, lion, elephant, Dharma cakra, garuda, vajra, among other items, are carved into the throne. On top of the main gate, the word “Jingangzuo Sheli Baota” is inlaid in Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese. There is no Buddhist sanctuary inside the temple and there is a staircase located to the southeast side of the building. There are five small towers, and behind them is a door screen which features an astronomical map of Mongolia, which is a crucial research resource for the study of the history of astronomy in Mongolia.

Zhaojun Tomb

Zhaojun Tomb is called Qingzhong and Temuerwuhuer in Mongolia, which means “heaping up little by little.” The Tomb of Wang Zhaojun, a royal concubine during the Han dynasty who appears in history and folklore, is located south of Dahei Lake, 9 km south from Hohhot. It is a flip -bucket style tomb, standing 33 meters high, covering a total area of 13,000 m2. It is one of the examples of a Han dynasty style tomb, with 2000 years of history. It also appears in the poem by Dufu.

Mausoleum of Genghis Khan

The Yihuanzhong (ritual tomb) of Genghis Khan, the first Khan of the Mongol Empire is located in the Yijinhuoluqi grasslands of Ordos City in Inner Mongolia. He is buried in the Secret Burial tradition, which was prevalent in Mongolia society. Therefore, the exact location of his burial is a mystery. With a floor area of 5.5 hectares, the historical remains are of high value, which contributes to research on the history and culture of China's northern nomadic peoples and Mongolians. It is a Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level.