Jiamusi Travel Guide

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Jiamusi Facts

Chinese Name: 佳木斯 (jiā mù sī)
Population: 2,333,000
Area: 32,460 square kilometers (12,533 square miles)
Location: in the northeast of Heilongjiang Province, northeastern China
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Qianjin, Xiangyang, Dongfeng, Suburban); 3 counties (Huanan, Huachuan, Tangyuan); 3 county-level cities (Tongjiang, Fujin, Fuyuan)
Area Code: 0454
Zip Code: 154000
GDP (2018): CNY 101.2 billion (USD 15.29 billion)
Nationalities: Han, Mongolian, Hui, Korean, Manchu, Hezhen

The Land of Abundance in Northeastern China

Jiamusi is situated on the border of the Heilongjiang Province, with Harbin on its west, Shuangyashan on its east. It is separated from Russia by the Wusuli River (Ussuri River) on the east and the Heilongjiang River (Amur River) on the north. Located in the Sanjiang Plain, one of the three remaining black soil plains in the world, Jiamusi is a place rich in agricultural products where the annual grain output is up to 7.1 billion kg including 3.75 billion kg of rice. But in winter, the vast white Sanjiang Plain can be available for tourists to hunt and ski. With Heilongjiang River, Songhuajiang River and Wusulijiang River running through, this city is teeming with aquatic products, especially the local specialties including salmon, sturgeon and swordfish. The caviar is the best-selling product in the domestic and foreign markets. Besides, Jiamusi also features golden wheat waves, lush forests, large wetlands, and the ethnic customs of Hezhe nationality.

Jiamusi Attractions - Things to Do

Fuyuan Port is located at the area where the Heilongjiang and Wusuli Rivers converge. This is the only release for the waterways of Jiamusi City and Heilongjiang Province, and allows the water to run into the sea. The port faces Russia (across the river). Further downstream one will find the Russian cities of Komsomolsk and Nikolayev.

Honghe Nature Reserve is a wetland habitat of swans, wild geese and red-crowned cranes. Bird watching is best throughout the summer months.

Jinjiekou is a compact community of the Hezhen people, located along the river in the Sino-Russia border. Here visitors learn the unique customs of the Hezhen indigenous group.

Wusu is a small but rich town. It is the largest fishing ground for salmon, and is seated along the easternmost end of China. The sun's rays strike Wusu first in China.

Other Scenic Spots : Wofoshan Skiing Resort, Sanjiang Nature Reserve

How to get to Jiamusi

1. Jiamusi Dongjiao Airport is located on the southern portion of the Tongsan (Tongjiang-Sanya) Highway, 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of city downtown area. Here one can access flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Harbin...

2. The railways in that city connect it with Harbin, Hegang, Mudanjiang and Shuangyashan, through which connections can be made with other cities.

 See more Harbin to Jiamusi Train

3. Highways link this city with Harbin and Tongjiang. The long-distance bus station is in No.146, Zhanqian Lu, Qianjin District. Passenger liners also shuttle between Harbin and Jiamusi Section on the Songhua River throughout the summer months.


Jiamusi enjoys a cold temperate continental monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 3 degree centigrade (37.4 degree Fahrenheit). The temperature elevates gradually leading up to the summer months, and gradually decreases after. Temperatures typically peak in July.

 When to Go: The bitter cold of winter usually sets in around November, and spring sets in around March. The average temperature between April and October is above zero centigrade (32 Fahrenheit). June is probably the best time to visit there, and is when the Sanjiang International Tourism Festival is held.

Jiamusi Travel Tips

 History: Historical records list Jiamusi as an ancient bridle road of the Songhua River, leading to the Heilongjiang River estuary. It was once inhabited by the Sushen ethnic group, ancestors of the present Manchu group. There's no exact record of the origin of this place. It wasn't until the Twentieth Century that this place became the active town that it is now.

 Physical Features: The city is located on the lower reaches of the Songhua River, neighboring the Sanjiang (Three Rivers) Plain formed by the Songhua, Heilongjiang and Wusuli rivers. Its terrain is low, with mountains beginning in the north, south and western areas of the city. Plains in this city, which lie in its northeastern area, are flat and low.

 Special Local Products: The city is known for its freshwater fish and souvenirs that include fish skin costumes and fishbone ornaments.

 Local Highlights: In addition to the Han, Mongol, Hui ethnic groups, a population of Korean, Manchu and Hezhen ethnic minorities also reside in that city. Among the four ethnic townships, are two Korean (Xinghuo and Tangwang townships) and two for Hezhen (Jiejinkou and Bacha townships). Hezhen is known for its fishing culture throughout Northern China. The area's cuisine features many seafood dishes, and specialized clothing and ornaments are made of fish skin and bones.

- Last updated on May. 23, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Jiamusi Travel
Asked by Bruno from HONG KONG | May. 21, 2023 01:13Reply
Jiamusi cabiar
Looking for information about what kinds of caviar are available from jiamusi and if it is from fish farming or wild sturgeons?
Thanks in advance
Answers (1)
Answered by George | May. 23, 2023 00:26

Well, the sturgeon caviar are mostly from fish-farming.
Asked by Salah from LIBYA | Sep. 07, 2016 06:37Reply
Want go to jiamusi, Heilongjiang from Yiwu. What should i take, train or airplane?
Answers (3)
Answered by Pepe from SPAIN | Sep. 08, 2016 01:28

Well, there is no direct transport. You are advised to travel by air owing to the long distance. Fly to Beijing from Yiwu (about 2 to 2.5 hours). Then, fly to JMS (about 2.5 hours). :)
Answered by Salah from LIBYA | Sep. 08, 2016 07:06

How.much from Beijing to JMS?
Answered by Pepe | Sep. 12, 2016 02:04

Well, the flight tickets fluctuate greatly according to airlines and seasons. By the way, you can book the flight ticket through bookingtravelchinaguide.com. Good luck!
Asked by Paul from AMERICA | Nov. 24, 2015 20:14Reply
Is there a Starbucks in Jiamusi?
Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Garnet from FINLAND | Nov. 25, 2015 02:18

Well, as I know, there is no starbucks in that city nowadays.
But there are also other nice cafes. For example, you are suggested to go to Shengshi Bainian Cafe. It has comfortable environment. You can go and see. It's located 24th Floor, No.739, Changan Road, Xiangyang District.
Asked by navin | Jul. 30, 2015 22:23Reply
is there direct flight from shanghai pudong airport to jiamusi dongjiao apt? if yes which agency to
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Answered by Juliat from DENMARK | Jul. 30, 2015 22:58

Yes. But the flight doesn't operate every day. The airline is China Southern Airlines.
You can also take direct flight from Hongqiao Airport. There are some every day. The agencies are China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines.
Asked by navin from MAURITIUS | Jul. 15, 2015 14:27Reply
to which airport should i go from beijing to jiamusi ?
as i am going to study in JMS university
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Answered by Cindy from INDIAN | Jul. 15, 2015 21:01

From Beijing capital airport, there is direct flight to the local Dongjiao airport, you can take that. Upon arrival, you are suggested to take a taxi to your university, and the fare is about CNY30 – 40.
Answered by navin | Jul. 16, 2015 19:45

which hotel is nearest to the university and what abt the prices?
Answered by Nine from USA | Jul. 16, 2015 22:55

Well, what's your budget about your accommodation?
You can go to Qianli Express Hotel. It's about 0.7 miles away from your university.
The price is around CNY 150 per night. This hotel provides clean living environment. It's located at 529 Zhongshan Street. Hope you like.
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