Daqing Travel Guide

Daqing Facts

Daqing MapChinese Name: 大庆市(dà qìng shì)
Population: 2,622,000
Area: 21,220 square kilometers (8,193 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Location: Situated in the west region of Heilongjiang Province, Daqing City neighbors Suihua in the east and Qiqihar in the northwest. It is bordered to the south by Jilin Province and is about 159 kilometers (99 miles) northeast of Harbin.

Administrative Division: 5 districts (Saertu, Longfeng, Ranghulu, Datong, Honggang); 3 counties (Zhaozhou, Zhaoyuan, Linxun); 1 autonomous county (Dorbod Mongol Autonomous county)
Seat of the City Government: No.19, Dongfeng Lu, Saertu District

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0459-6103190
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bank of China: Jingliu Jie, Dongfeng Xin Cun, Saertu District
China Post: No.1, Reyuan Jie, Dongfeng Xincun, Saertu District

Daqing Attractions - Things to Do

 Lianhuanhu Scenic Area: the only international waterfowl hunting ground in China and wonderful summer resort of that city located 21 kilometers west of Dorbod Mongol Autonomous county.

 Lianhua (Lotus) Lake: a South Chinese-style water town which is unusual because it is situated in a typical North Chinese industrial city.

Recommended Scenic Spots: Museum of Petroleum Technology, Dumeng Grassland, Lindian Hot Springs.

How to get to/around Daqing

1. Tourists can get to Daqing by air and land in Daqing Saertu Airport. The railway connecting Harbin City and Manzhouli City in Inner Mongolia passes through that city. The city is also connected by railway to Inner Mongolia and Liaoning. It is more convenient for visitors to change trains at Daqing from Harbin, Qiqihar, Manzhouli, Tongliao and Chifeng.

2. Its Central Passenger Bus Station in No.14, Huizhan Jie of Saertu District is one of the eight largest passenger transport stations in Heilongjiang Province. It is located to the right of local railway station and offers buses to Beijing, as well as many cities and counties in Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces.

3. Zhaoyuan Town, of Zhaoyuan county in Daqing, is the fourth largest port in Heilongjiang. It has tourist yachts which offer trips to the docks at the Sino-Russian border.

Weather

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Daqing enjoys a temperate continental monsoon climate. Affected by the cold air from inland Mongolia and the warm current of the Pacific Ocean, it has chilly and snowy winters and windy springs and autumns. Its annual average temperature is around 4.7°C (40.5°F).

 When to Go: Summer and autumn

Daqing Travel Tips

 History: This region was the hunting land of the Mongolian Dorbod tribe during the early years of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Soviet Russia established Saertu Station during the construction of the middle East Railway. Land reclamation in this region began in 1904 and villages were gradually developed. It was in 1959, with the discovery of the Daqing Oilfield, that the city - formerly Anda City - was established.

 Physical Features: The city's terrain is flat and slopes gently downward from the northeast to the southwest. The city has vast areas of meadow and water. 

 Special Local Products: Sunflowers, mung beans, carrots, monkey head mushrooms and black fungi.

 Local Highlights: Petroleum may be the most famous local export, but the full-bodied Mongolian flavor of Dorbod Mongol Autonomous county is also worth tourists' consideration. The fertile grassland, far-reaching reed marshes and lakes, natural forest and unsophisticated Mongolian flavor shape the unique atmosphere to be enjoyed in Daqing.

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