Welcome to Bayanhot
In the far west of Inner Mongolia, Bayanhot (阿拉善左旗; Ālāshàn Zuǒqí; also called 巴彦浩特; Bāyànhàotè) is most easily reached by land from Yínchuān in Níngxià. If coming from Níngxià, it can serve as a handy one-stop introduction to Mongol culture, its language, food and the vast deserts and high blue skies of far western Inner Mongolia. The town is also the gateway to the fantastic temple Guǎngzōng Sì and has a crop of interesting sights of its own, including the excellent, modern museum and the traditional architecture of the Qīnwáng Fǔ. Despite the absence of railways, the airport links Bayanhot with Ālāshàn Yòuqí (for the Badain Jaran Desert) and Éjìnà Qí (for Khara Khoto) in Inner Mongolia, so access from further afield has been greatly simplified.