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In China, the city of Bao Gotou has sprung up on the banks of the Huang Hiu River in Chinas Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It is located on a site that is 1,100 meters high. The citys territory lies south of the Mongolian border. The city is home to the Han Chinese, who are the main people of the city, the Mongols, the Hui, and the Manchus. The name Baotou is Chinese for The Place Where the Deer Dwell.

The city and its environs are in a near-peripheral climatic zone. Average temperature fluctuates between minus 10-12 degrees in winter and plus 20-22 degrees in summer. The most favorable time to visit Bato is from June to October. Its a time of great weather that makes for a great vacation.

Modern Bathau is one of the countrys most important industrial and commercial centers. It is a major transportation hub. Its history dates back to the 1830s. Although the present place was used 5,000 years ago. The settlement was originally founded as a village. The favorable conditions allowed it to grow and develop quickly. As a result, the small village became a commercial center, which in 1871 was enclosed by a fortified wall.

After the opening of the railroad line linking Tokyo with Beijing in 1922, the city began to develop as a commercial center for trade with neighboring Mongolia and northwestern China. During the Japanese occupation, which lasted an extended period from 1937 to 1945, the city was the city center of the autonomous region.

In 1957, with the help of specialists from the USSR, construction began on a major steel plant. Nowadays, Batoîtou is known for its aluminum and sugar industries. There is a traditional handicraft production of carpet goods.

The modern city has a great potential for tourism development. A well-developed transportation network makes it possible to travel to other cities in the country. The most iconic feature of the Báátochôtou site is the Mávezuelle de la Château, a sacred place for the Mongols.

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  • Air quality: 111 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 1,700,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Baotou is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1150
  • Monthly costs for family: $2900
  • Monthly costs for local: $800
  • Meal: $4
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $4

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