- Donghe — the old part of town and lies to the east
- Qingshan — part of the new city with a small and depressing walking street
- Kunqu (Kandulun) — major part of the new city and is the main shopping and entertainment area with all the western restaurants near Baobaidalou (a large walking street and shopping area)
The new city is bisected by Gangtie St, a large road that goes from the east in Qingshan to the west in Kunqu.
Baotou Donghe Airportphone: +86-0472-4616100Has flights from major Chinese cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Wuhan, Xi'an, and Yulin, as well as Ulaan Bataar and a few other international destinations.
By trainThere are two main train stations. There is high-speed rail but only inside Inner Mongolia (1hr to Hohhot). A night train to Beijing takes about 12 hours and ¥110-150 (seat) or ¥300-450 (soft sleeper).
Baotou East stationMain station for Donghe.
Baotou StationMain station for the western part of town.
Baotou Long Distance Bus StationDestinations include Beijing (about 10 hours), Dongsheng (about 3 hours), and Hohhot (about 3 hours)
Wudangzhao LamaseryLargest and best preserved Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Inner Mongolia.
Resonant Sand BaySand dune that emits sounds when someone rides down the side or the wind blows across.
Guyang County Section of the Great Wall
Shiguai District Section of the Great WallClaimed to be the oldest remaining part of the Great Wall.
Nanhai National Wetland ParkA protected wetland, scenic area, amusement park, and final approach route for the airport.
phone: +86 472 5137998address: 9 Wulandao, Kun District (昆区乌兰道9号; Kūnqū Wūlándào)This is the flagship restaurant of this world wide hot pot chain.
Baotou Golden Snail Hoteladdress: D1 Pedestrian St, Jiuyuan District (九原区步行街D1; Jiǔyuánqū Bùxíngjiē)Small rooms with free internet. No breakfast available.
Hengwei Holiday (Qingshan Branch)phone: +86 472 2885588address: 8 Gangtie Ave, Qingshan District (青山区钢铁大街8号; Qīngshānqū Gāngtiědàjiē)Rooms with free internet. Restaurant and cafe available.
Qingshan Hotel Baotouphone: +86 472 3331199address: 1 Yingbin Rd, Qingshan District
Tianwaitian Hotel Baotouphone: +86 472 3137766address: 50 Hudemulin Avenue, Qingshan District
phone: +86 472 5998888address: 66 Minzu East Rd, Qingshan District (青山区民族东路66号; Qīngshānqū Mínzúdōnglù)Large rooms with free internet, satellite tv, minibar, coffee equipment, safe, bathrobes and hair dryer. Business center, currency exchange, ticket office, night club and indoor swimming pool available. Chinese and Western restaurants as well as room service.