Heilongjiang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 黑龙江 (bǎo dìng)
Area: 473,000 square kilometers (182,626 square miles)
Location: in the north of China
Administrative Division: 11 cities (Harbin, Qiqihar, Mudanjiang, Jiamusi, Daqing, Jixi, Shuangyashan, Yichun, Qitaihe, Hegang, Suihua, Heihe); 1 area (Daxing’anling)
GDP (2018): CNY 1,361.27 billion (USD 197.31 billion)
China's Northernmost Province with the Higheset Latitude
Located in the northeast of China, with Harbin as the capital, Heilongjiang Province has the highest latitude in the country. It is adjacent to Inner Mongolia to the west, Jilin Province to the south. As Heilongjiang faces Russia across the river to the north and east, it has become an important road from Asia and the Pacific to Russia and Europe, and an important window for China to open up. If you want to see a white wonderland in China, you should go to Heilongjiang. You will have a chance to enjoy the Ski Festival and Ice Festival held every year, and also the culture in the famous music town Harbin. Ski resorts, Russian-style architecture, virgin forests, hot springs, magical volcano gardens, mountain lakes and northern lights will treat visitors a fancy trip to Heilongjiang.
Ethnic Minority Groups
With a population of over 36.8 million, there are about 35 ethical groups living in Heilongjiang Province. Among them the most characteristic ethical groups are Hezhe fishermen, Ewenki Hunters and Daur ethnical group, who raises mainly cattles. Their life styles are very different from each others. So if you are interested, you might feel free to spend time with them.
When to Go
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What to See
, a natural volcano garden famous throughout the world, is also worth a visit. This unique land witnessed volcanoes' ravage to Heilongjiang Province. Jingpo Lake, the largest mountain lake in China, has a particular and wonderful Diaoshuilou waterfall. In the arctic pole village Mohe, you may be fortunate to see aurora borealis.
Every year, tourists from various countries gather here in the winter months just to get a glimpse of snow. For some visitors it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see snow.
Harbin Ice Festival Tour: to visit Sunisland Snow Sculpture, Grand World of Snow and more
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And June is 63 F to 81 F. June has more rainy days than May. In general, the climate is cool and comfortable. You can bring jackets, T-shirts and jeans.
Have a good journey!
Before you go, you should buy fine quality leather hats, overcoats and shoes to keep you warm.