North China- Beijing

Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It is the political and cultural center, and also one of the international communication hubs of the country. Located on the northwest edge of the North China Plain, Beijing adjoins Tianjin to its east and Hebei to its north, west and south. The Bohai Sea lies about 150 km to its southeast. Beijing has 16 districts and two counties under its jurisdiction, covering an area of 16,807.8 sq km, including 87.1 sq km of urban area.
Human activities began in the Beijing area some half a million years ago. The recorded history of Beijing as a city can date back to more than 3,000 years ago. In 1271 Kublai Khan renamed the city and decided to build it as the capital of his empire, and since then, Beijing served as a national capital for more than 700 years, being one of China’s seven great ancient capitals. In this famed historical and cultural city, cultural heritage sites and scenic spots are found everywhere. Ancient palace groups, temples, parks, ancient pagodas with rock carvings, imperial gardens and tombs, former residences of historic personages throng the city side by side with modern buildings of museums and memorial halls.
Beijing has a total of 7,309 cultural heritage sites, including 42 under state protection and 222 under municipal protection. The Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park), the Summer Palace and the Ming Tombs (Shisanling) are on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beijing has over 200 scenic spots open to visitors, such as the Forbidden City, the Beihai Park, the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall, Yonghegong Lamasery, Tanzhe Temple, Fragrant Hills, the Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan, the Eight Great Sites, Longqing Gorge, Shihua Cave and etc.

What to see

Beijing Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

Beijing the Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty, it now houses the Palace Museum.

Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe with an eye to expansion. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC;these, later joined together and made bigger and stronger, are collectively referred to as the Great Wall.Especially famous is the wall built in 220–206 BC by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Little of that wall remains. The Great Wall has been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced over various dynasties; the majority of the existing wall is from the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).

Beijing Summer Palace

The Summer Palace, is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. It was an imperial garden in Qing Dynasty. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres, three-quarters of which is water.

Beijing Prince Gong’s Mansion

Prince Gong’s Mansion, also known as the Prince Kung Mansion, is a museum and tourist attraction located in Xicheng District, Beijing, just north of the Shichahai Lake. It consists of large siheyuan-style mansions and gardens.

Beijing Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

Beijing YuanmingYuan Palace

Also known as the Ruins of the Yuanmingyuan (the Garden of Perfection and Light), the Old Summer Palace is located northwest of Beijing and to the east of the present-day Summer Palace. The Garden was first constructed in the year of 1709 during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Over the next 150 years, this Garden was expanded into a large-scale Chinese emperors’ private pleasure garden, covering a total area of over 864 acres (350 hectares).

Beijing Xiangshan Park

Fragrant Hill is especially famous for the maple leaves. When autumn comes, the maple leaves blossom so that the mountain is on fire. The best time to enjoy the autumn colors is about the middle of October. Fragrant Hill Red Leaves Festival takes place in the middle of October each year. The maple leaves usually keep blossoming for about one month. The area is a popular park all the year through for its imperial architecture, temples and memorials.

Beijing Ming Tombs

The Ming tombs are a collection of mausoleums built by the emperors of the Ming dynasty of China. The first Ming emperor’s tomb is located near his capital Nanjing. However, the majority of the Ming tombs are located in a cluster near Beijing and collectively known as the Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty.

Beijing South Luogu Lane

Nanluoguxiang, also named South Luogu Lane, is one of the oldest alleyways in Beijing. It 80is an 800-meter long North-South alleyway with cafes, bars, and shops all designed in classical Chinese ‘hutong’ style. With a history of over 800 years, Nanluoguxiang has become a hotspot of attraction reported by Fashion magazine. Tourists from abroad regard it as a must-see attraction in Beijing. With a length of 800meters (2624 ft), Nanluoguxiang has 16 Hutongs running across from south to north; 8 in the east and 8 in the west. Lots of officials and celebs have been lived here since Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1636-1911). Historical marks can be found in every Hutong here. Nanluoguxiang is among the first 25 areas listed as historical sites by Beijing Municipal Government in 1990. With its impressive historical reputation and cultural influences, Nanluoguxiang has become a popular attraction in Beijing.

Beijing The Lama Temple

Yonghe Temple, also known as Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery, Yonghe Lamasery, or Yonghe Lama Temple, is located at the northeast corner of Beijing City, considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China.

Beijing Pool and Oak Temple

Yonghe Temple, also known as Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery, Yonghe Lamasery, or Yonghe Lama Temple, is located at the northeast corner of Beijing City, considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China.

Beijing Sanlitun Bar Street

Located in the eastern Chaoyang District, Sanlitun Bar Street is a fashion center for shopping, food and arts. It is world-famous for its Bar Street, which is the symbol of Beijng’s nightlife and the city’s first bar community, leading the bar culture and fashion of Beijing. It is divided into northern and southern areas by the ‘3.3 Mansion’.

Beijing Shichahai

Shichahai is a famous scenic area in the northwest part of Beijing, which includes three lakes (Qianhai, meaning Front Sea; Houhai, meaning Back Sea and Xihai, meaning West Sea), surrounding places of historic interest and scenic beauty, and remnants of old-style local residences, Hutong and Courtyard.

Beijing Yuandaducheng Ruins Park

The Beijing Ming City Wall Ruins Park is a park in Beijing with the longest and best preserved section of the city’s Ming Dynasty city wall. The park is located 3 km (1.9 mi) from the city center and extends west from Chongwenmen to Dongbianmen and then north to near the Beijing Railway Station. The park features a 1.5 km (0.93 mi) section of the Ming city wall and the Southeast Corner Tower, which are over 550 years old and surrounded by green park space to the south and east. The park covers an area of 15.5 ha (38 acres), including 3.3 ha (8.2 acres) of fortifications and 12.2 ha (30 acres) of green space.Access to the corner tower and the ramparts atop the wall is available during business hours and require paying admission. The corner tower also houses the Red Gate Gallery. The rest of the park is free and open to the public at all times.

Beijing Temple of Confucius

The Temple of Confucius at Beijing is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius’ hometown of Qufu. The temple was built in 1302, and officials used it to pay their respects to Confucius until 1911.

Beijing The Red Screw Temple

Situated in the north of Huairou District, Hongluo Temple is 34 miles (about 55 kilometers) from downtown Beijing. It was originally constructed in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 – 420) and expanded in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). Covering 1,980 acres (800 ha), the one-thousand-year old temple faces Hongluo Hill in the north and Hongluo Pool in the south. The good location and climate, as well as profound cultural achievements, make it an extraordinary Buddhist holy land. About the Buddhist temples in China, people say: “In the south, Putuo Temple is primarily recommended, while in the north, Hongluo Temple is especially valued.”

Beijing Marco Polo Bridge

The Marco Polo Bridge or Lugou Bridge is a stone bridge located 15 km southwest of Beijing city center in the Fengtai District. It bridges the Yongding River, a major tributary of Hai River.

Beijing Shi Du

Shidu is a town in Fangshan District in far southwestern Beijing, around 4 kilometres from the border with Hebei. Shidu, literally the “Tenth Crossing”, is located in the valley of the meandering Juma River and so named because accessing the town is said to require crossing the river ten times.

Beijing Badachu Park

Badachu Park, located on the northwest outskirts of Beijing, is a famous destination with a long history, ancient temples and delightful scenery. It is also known as Eight Great Sites Park because of its eight Buddhist temples and nunneries scattered across Cuiwei, Pingpo and Lushi Hills in the park. Visitors can stroll from one temple to another, enjoying the beautiful scenery and admiring pavilions and rare ancient trees.

Beijing Qianmen Street

Located at the central axis of Beijing City, Qianmen Street is a famous pedestrian street for shopping and sightseeing, running from the Archery Tower of Qianmen in the north to the turning of Tiantan Park in the south. It is 840 meters (about 919 yards) in length and 21 meters (about 23 yards) in width. It is composed with buildings whose styles resemble the late Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911).

Beijing The Great Hall of the People

The Great Hall of the People is a state building located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. It is used for legislative and ceremonial activities by the government of the People’s Republic of China and the ruling Communist Party of China.

Beijing 798 Art District

798 Art Zone, or Dashanzi Art District, comprise a complex of 50-year-old decommissioned military factory buildings boasting a unique architectural style, located in Dashanzi, Chaoyang District of Beijing, that houses a thriving artistic community.

North China- Tianjin

Tianjin is located in the northeast of the North China Plain. It adjoins Beijing in the north and borders on Hebei in the east, west and south, covering an area of 11,305 sq km. Its coastal line stretches about 133 km long. Its name first appeared in the early years of the Yongle reign of the Ming Dynasty, meaning the ferry port used by an emperor. In 1404, it became a military position of strategic importance, and construction of city walls and garrison installations began. The city was eventually called Tianjin Fort.
The city is located across the River Haihe, the largest river in north China, which has at its upper reaches more than 300 tributaries of more than 10 km or longer. These tributaries converge into the North Canal, Yongdin River, Daqing River, Ziya River, and South Canal, which, further converge themselves into the Haihe River at Sanchakou near the Jin’gang Bridge of Tianjin. The Haihe, which flows into the Bohai Sea at Dagukou, runs 72 km long with an average width of 100 meter and a depth of 3-5 meter. It used to have 3,000-ton ships navigating on it. Since the project of diverting the water from the Luanhe River to Tianjin was finished in the 1980s, a billion cubic meters of water has been sent to the city every year.

What to see

Tianjin Italian style Street

Located in Marco Polo Square, Hebei District, Italian Style Street is a tourist resort with Italian style in Tianjin city. It was formerly known as the only concession outside of Italy, and now is a unique large Italian-style buildings in Asia.

The Tianjin Eye

Tianjin Eye, also called as The Tientsin Eye, is a 120-metre tall giant Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge, over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. Construction started in 2007, with completion of the main body on 18 December 2007, and the wheel opened to the public on 7 April 2008.

Tianjin Ancient Cultural Street

Ancient Cultural Street, Guwenhua Jie in Chinese, is located in the Nankai District of the Tianjin Municipality and was formally opened in 1986. It is located on the west bank of the Haihe River, with the Temple of the Queen of Heaven (Tianhou Palace) as its geographical center. Ancient Cultural Street begins from Gongbei Avenue in the north, and ends at Gongnan Avenue in the south, being 750 yards (687 meters) long and 16 feet (5 meters) wide. Although essentially a business street, it attracts visitors who come to see its special architectural styles, admire its classic cultural features, buy various folk crafts, and sample the delicious local snacks. Above all, as visitors take a walk there, they will be particularly impressed by the splendid replica classical architecture in the folk style of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Tianjin The Five Avenues

Five Great Avenues (called Wu Da Dao in Chinese) a rectangular region located in the south of the downtown, in Heping district, Tianjin. There are five parallel streets from east to west named under five cities of southwest China, namely Chongqing, Changde, Dali, Munan and Machang. And this is how it got its name. The area, which has earned a reputation as a “World Building Exposition”, a truly unique cityscape in Tianjin City, together with over 230 buildings of all kinds from the architecture of Britain, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, as well as over 50 houses ever been lived by celebrities and colorful architecture style range from the Renaissance, Greek, Gothic, Romantic, Eclectic, and Carson. Those featured factors constitute a true fun of art in this attraction. While seated in a horse-drawn carriage in Five Great Avenues, it provide a opportunity to see the truly unique cityscape. It has become a destination for visitors, which truly showcases the city’s charm and history.

North China- Hebei

The province is located in the northern part of the North China Plain extending into the Inner Mongolian Plateau. Beijing, the capital of China, and Tianjin, the important trading port in north China, are situated at the center of the province, although are not part of it. It adjoins Liaoning and Inner Mongolia in the north, Shanxi in the west and Henan and Shandong in the south. The Bohai Sea lies to the east of Hebei. Its coastline extends 487 km, and the total area of the province is 190,000 sq km.
The province is the only one in the country that boasts highlands, mountainous and hilly areas, plains, lakes and a coastline. Across the province, there are 304 ancient ruins and groups of ancient buildings including 58 key relics under state protection. The number of historical and cultural relics in the province ranks first in the country along with Shaanxi Province. The total number of natural and human cultural scenic sites ranks second nationally. They include the Chengde Summer Resort, Shanhaiguan Pass at the head of the Great Wall, Beidaihe holiday resort, the Eastern and Western Tombs of the emperors of the Qing Dynasty.

What to see

Beidaihe Area

Beidaihe is a coastal resort town on northeast China’s Bohai Sea. Its long beaches are known for their shallow waters. The seaside Tiger Stone Park, named after the supposed shape of its boulders, offers bathing spots, boat cruises and an amusement park with a playground. The Mount Lianfeng (Lianfengshan Park) area, known for its migratory birds, features forested peaks, hiking trails and caves.

Beidaihe Pigeon Nest Park

The pigeon nest park calls the hawk the angle park. Because the stratum break forms near the sea cliff on, some megalith takes the form of the eagle to stand erect, therefore famous hawk hornstone. This stone high 20 meters, in the past the common in groups pigeon either morning and evening gathered or nest Yu in Shi the seam, therefore acquired fame the pigeon nest. The pigeon nest park is the ornamental marine sunrise’s best place, on summer day early morning, here converges several thousand tourists watch “the red glowing sun bath sea” the marvelous sight.

Baoding Bai-yang Lake

Baiyang Lake, also known as Lake Baiyangdian, is located in the Xiong’an New Area of Baoding, a prefecture-level city in Hebei Province, China. It is the largest freshwater lake in northern China. It is referred to as the Kidney of North China.

North China- Shanxi

Shanxi Province is situated in the middle of the Yellow River valley, its location west of the Taihang Mountains gives the province its name, Shanxi, meaning “west of the mountain.”
Shanxi abounds in tourism resources. Famous spots include the Yungang Caves at Datong City in the north, Wutai Mountain, a sacred place of Buddhism in the central part, and the falls at Hukou in the south, the only waterfall on the Yellow River.
The province also encompasses the country’s largest temple of martial valor – the Guan Yu Shrine at Xiezhou – and one of the four large whispering buildings in China, the Yingying Pagoda of Pujiu Temple in Yongji County.
Statistics show that Shanxi now preserves a total of 31,401 unmovable cultural relics of different kinds. They comprise 2,639 ruins of ancient monuments, 1,666 ancient graves, 18,118 old buildings and memorial structures of historic interest, 300 grottoes and temples, 360 sites bearing ancient vertebrate fossils, 6,852 sites with stone inscriptions and 1,466 old revolutionary sites and memorial buildings.
There are 12,345 painted sculptures in these old buildings and memorial structures of historic interest and 26,751 square meters of murals in old temples. Therefore, the province has broad prospects for developing tourism based on its rich cultural relics to make it a pillar sector of the economy.

What to see

Mount Wutai

Mount Wutai, also known by its Chinese name Wutaishan and as Mount Qingliang, is a sacred Buddhist site at the headwaters of the Qingshui in Shanxi Province, China. Its central area is surrounded by a cluster of flat-topped peaks roughly corresponding to the cardinal directions.

Taiyuan Jinci Temple

The Jinci or Jin Temple is the most prominent temple complex in Shanxi, China. It is located 16 miles southwest of Taiyuan at the foot of Xuanweng Mountain at the Jin Springs.

Jinzhong Qi County The Qiao's Famaily Compound

The Qiao Family Compound, originally the Zaizhong Hall and officially Qiao’s Grand Courtyard, is a courtyard house located in Qi County, Jinzhong Prefecture, Shanxi Province, China, approximately 30 kilometers northeast of Pingyao.

The Hukou Waterfalls of Yellow River

The Hukou Waterfall, is the largest waterfall on the Yellow River, China, the second largest waterfall in China, and the world’s largest yellow waterfall.

Datong Yungang Grottoes

The Yungang Grottoes, formerly the Wuzhoushan Grottoes, are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. The others are Longmen and Mogao.

Datong The Hanging Temple

The Hanging Temple, also Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is a temple built into a cliff near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. The closest city is Datong, 64.23-kilometre to the northwest.

North China- Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia, China’s northern border autonomous region, features a long, narrow strip of land sloping from northeast to southwest. It stretches 2,400 km from west to east and 1,700 km from north to south. The third largest among China’s provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, the region covers an area of 1.18 million sq km, or 12.3% of the country’s territory. It neighbors eight provinces and regions in its south, east and west and Mongolia and Russia in the north, with a borderline of 4,200 km.
Inner Mongolia is rich in tourist attractions: Colorful ethnic culture, grassland scenery, the virgin forests in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, grand views along the Yellow River, the majestic Xiangsha Gulf, rivers and lakes, and springs. Inner Mongolia is home to the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, the Zhaojun Tomb, ancient Great Wall, Wudang Monastery at the bottom of the Yinshan Mountains, Wuta Monastery, Bailing Temple, and tomb murals dating back to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).

What to see

Hohhot Zhaojun Tomb

The Zhaojun Tomb, located by the Da Hi River nine kilometers south of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China, is said to be the resting place of Wang Zhaojun, a commoner woman from the Chinese Han Empire who married a Xiongnu Chanyu, nomadic chieftain from the steppes.

Ordos Mausoleum of Genghis Khan

The Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, is a temple dedicated to Genghis Khan, where he is worshipped as ancestor, dynastic founder, and deity. The temple is better called the Lord’s Enclosure, the traditional name among the Mongols, as it has never truly contained the khan’s body.

Hulunbuir prairie

Hulunbuir Prairie, or Hulun Buir Grassland, located in the northeast of Inner Mongolia, is the superbly untouched prairie in China. Hulunbuir Prairie is among the three great prairies in the world, termed “the kingdom of pasture”. The prairie covers 100 thousand sq km (39 thousand sq mi) of some 3,000 interwoven rivers and 500 dotted lakes. It is a pleasure for the eyes to see the land and what it holds. Place name Hulunbuir Prairie origins from the Hulun Lake and the Buir Lake. Hulun means otter and Buir means male otter in Mongolian, as the two lakes used to be teeming with otters.

North China- Liaoning

Liaoning Province, situated in the south of northeast China, is in a temperate zone and adjoins Jilin and Hebei provinces and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and is bordered along the Yalu River by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Liaoning has over 11,300 cultural remains, including 19 national-level key protection units and 159 provincial-level key protection units. There are 7 state-class natural reserves and 7 provincial-class natural reserves.
Some of the folk festivals attract the attention of both domestic and foreign visitors such as the Dalian Costume Festival.

What to see

Dalian Golden Pebble Beach

Jinshitan Scenic Area, also known as the Golden Pebble Beach National Resort, is situated in the Liaodong Peninsula and facing the Huanghai River. It is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from the northeast of Dalian City. It comprises two peninsulas with a spacious beach in-between, with a land area of 62 square kilometers (15,321 acres) and a water surface of 58 square kilometers (14,322 acres). Encircled by sea all around, the beach enjoys a coastline of 30 kilometers (19 miles).

Dalian Xinghai Square

Xinghai Square, is a city square in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. It is located to the north of Xinghai Bay. It covers a total area of 110 ha (270 acres),making it the largest city square in the world. Its name literally means “the Sea of Stars”.

Dalian Lvshun Port

Lushun Port in Lushunkou District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China, refers to the original Lushun Naval Port for military use or the New Lushun Port for commercial use. This is the Port known in colonial times as Port Arthur.

North China- Jilin

Jilin Province is located in the central part of northeast China, adjoining Heilongjiang in the north, Liaoning in the south, and Inner Mongolia in the west. It is adjacent to Russia in the east, and opposite to the North Korea in the southeast across the Tumen and Yalu rivers. Its territory covers 187,400 sq km, accounting for 2% of the nation’s total. The land is high in the southeastern part and low in the northwestern, with a vast plain lying in its mid-west.
The province boasts rich tourism resources. In the provincial capital Changchun, there are the former government office of the Manchurian State established by the Japanese invaders during World War II, the Jingyuetan Forest Park, the Monument to the Martyrs of the Soviet Red Army, the Automobile Town, and the Changchun Film Studio. There are also the Jilin University, the Changchun Institute of Optical and Mechanical Engineering, and the Changchun University. Among its five-star hotels are Mingmen Hotel and the Shangri-la Hotel.
In Jilin City, there are the mountain city of Gaojuli on Mount Longtans; Beishan Park; the Songhua Lake in Fengman; the Baohai Ancient Tombs in Mount Liuding of Dunhua; the Chengzishan mountain city in Yanji; the Changbaishan Nature Reserve that covers a vast area in the three counties of Changbei, Antu and Fusong and boasts scenic spots such as the Heavenly Pond, waterfalls, and groups of hot springs and grand canyons.
In Tonghua, there is the Tomb of General Yang Jingyu. In Ji’an, there are the Wandu mountain city; Donggou Ancient Tombs; the General Mausoleum known as the “oriental pyramid” and the stone tablet of King Haotai. Furthermore, there is the Liao Pagoda in Nong’an and the group of volcanoes at Yitong.

What to see

Changbai Mountains

The Changbai Mountains are a major mountain range in Northeast Asia. The mountains extend from the Northeast Chinese provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning, across the border between China and North Korea, to the North Korean provinces of Ryanggang and Chagang.

Changchun Jingyuetan National Forest Park

Jingyuetan National Forest Park, near Changchun Movie Wonderland in the southeast of Changchun, 18 kilometers (10 miles) from the city center, occupies an area of around 96.38 square kilometers (37.2 square miles), with approximately 5.3 square kilometers (2 square miles) of wetlands.

Jinlin Rime Island

Located in Wulajie, a small Manchu town in the north of Jilin City, Rime Island is a small island on the Songhua River. It is one of the best well-known scenic spots in China which boasts beautiful rime scenery. Along with the natural landscapes in Guilin, stone forest in Yunnan and Three Gorges on the Yangtze River, Rime scenery in Jilin is reputed as ‘China’s Top Four Natural Wonders’.

North China- Heilongjiang

Heilongjiang Province is located in the northeast China, at the highest latitudes and the northernmost end of the country. It neighbors Russia across the Heilongjiang and Wusuli rivers running in its north and east respectively; in the west, it adjoins the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region; and to its south is Jilin Province. It covers an area of 454,000 sq km, accounting for 4.7% of the nation’s total. Under its jurisdiction are 13 prefectures and cities, 66 counties (cities), 1,211 townships (towns) and 14,488 villages.
Heilongjiang has abundant characteristic tourism resources. Its spots for ice and snow activities are the best in China. Snow-skiing period in the province lasts 120-140 days in a year. In mountainous area, snow on the ground can be 100-300 cm deep and it’s of good quality. Among its smooth mountain slopes, 100 has been chosen as spots good for building large-scale skiing grounds. Its beautiful landscape, forests and grasslands, wetlands and rivers and lakes provide rich resources for developing eco-tourism.
Its unique history has also left it a rich cultural legacy and colorful customs. The Bohai State during the Tang Dynasty, the ruins of the Jin-dynasty capital in Huining and the ruins of Longquan Mansion are among those of historical interest.
The crossing-border tours to Russia launched on the border rivers of Heilong and Wusuli attract tourists from all over the country. Such cities as Harbin, Daqing and Yichun attract travelers with their distinctive style of northern frontier cities. In addition, there are the Zoo of Northeast China Tigers, the Reserve of Red-Crowned Cranes, the site for admiring the northern lights, the forest at a crate, and a number of large-scale enterprises of mining, farming and oilfields open to tourists. The province has set up 84 nature reserves (including seven at state-level and 17 at provincial level), which cover a total area of 2.30 million hectares, or 5.05% of the province’s total land area.

What to see

Harbin Ice and Snow World

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual winter festival that takes place with a theme in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, and now is the largest ice and snow festival in the world.

Harbin Saint Sophia Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom of God or Saint Sophia Cathedral in Harbin is a former Russian Orthodox church located in the central district of Daoli, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China.

Harbin Sun Island

Sun Island Scenic Area is the second biggest venue of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. It also has a zoo for Siberian Tigers. It has become Harbin’s main parkland / recreation area and is used all year long.

Harbin Yabuli Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort is, hands down, China’s biggest and best. There is more than one ski resort in China that claims this distinction, but if one checks out what’s on offer, one will quickly realize that Yabuli Ski Resort is in a class by itself among Chinese ski resorts. The very fact that Yabuli Ski Resort serves as the primary training venue for China’s national teams (Alpine, Nordic (aka Cross-Country) and Freestyle teams) should give an idea of the quality of the slopes at Yabuli Ski Resort (the 1996 Asian Winter Games, the third such event in the series, was held at Yabuli Ski Resort).

Harbin The Central Street

Central Street is a pedestrian street located in central Harbin, China. Measuring 1450 meters long, it is currently the longest pedestrian street in China and the only cobbled street in Harbin. It was built in 1898 by Russian constructors when the city was at its semi-colonial period.

The Wudalianchi Scenic Area

Central Street is a pedestrian street located in central Harbin, China. Measuring 1450 meters long, it is currently the longest pedestrian street in China and the only cobbled street in Harbin. It was built in 1898 by Russian constructors when the city was at its semi-colonial period.

Mohe Beiji Village

Mohe is a county-level city in Daxing’anling Prefecture, Heilongjiang province. The city is named after the Mohe, a Tungusic people of ancient Manchuria.

Hailin The Snow Country

Hailin is a county-level city, under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Mudanjiang, in the southeast of Heilongjiang province, China, bordering Jilin province to the southwest.

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Hailin Dream Home

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Hailin Yangcao Mountain

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Hailin DatudingzI Mountain

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Hailin Two Mountain Scenic Area

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Heihe Memorial Hall for Overseas Chinese in Russia

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Heihe China-Russia Art Gallery

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Heihe Da Heihe Island Botanical Garden

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Heihe China-Russia Friendship Garden

Yichun Small Khingan Botanical Garden

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Yichun Xingan National Forest Park

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Yichun Chinese Wood Carving Garden

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Yichun Tangwang River National Park

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Yichun Red Star Volcanic Geological Park

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Yichun Wu Ying National Forest Park

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Yichun Jiayin Dinosaur National Geopark

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Hegang National Mining Park

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Jiamusi Museum

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Jiamusi Willow Island

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Fuyuan Heixiazi Island

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Fuyuan Wusu Town

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Fuyuan Xishan Park

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Hulin Zhenbao Island

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Hulin Museum of the Ruins of Hutou Fortress by Japanese Invaders

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Hulin Guandi Temple

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Hulin Memorial park at the end of world war II

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Mishan Khanka Lake

Mishan Honey Mountain