Jixi Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 鸡西 (jī xī)
Area: 22,531 square kilometers (8,699 square miles)
Location: Jixi City is located in the southeast of Heilongjiang Province, sharing a boundary line of 631 kilometers (392 miles) with Russia in the east and southeast. Its city proper is seated at the west foot of Jiguan Mountain.
Administrative Division: 6 districts (Jiguan, Hengshan, Didao, Lishu, Chengzihe, Mashan); 1 county (Jidong); 3 county-level cities (Hulin, Mishan)
Seat of the city government: No.18, Hongqi Road, Jiguan District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0467-2384266
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Branch: No.288, Xingguo Road (Middle), Jiguan District
China Post Branch: No.20, Heping Dajie, Jiguan District
Jixi Attractions - Things to Do
Khanka Lake is a boundary lake with its northern part belonging to China and southern part belonging to Russia. It was formed by the sinking of the earth's crust caused by eruption of a volcano. Except long and chilly winter, the lake favorable for visiting at the rest time of a year. Red-crowned cranes, mews, swans and egrets are regular callers of the lake.
Other Scenic Spots: Baleng Mountain, Treasure Island, Qilin (Unicorn) Mountain
How to get to/around Jixi
The city has fifteen bus stations in total. Basically, buses can get to every villages of the city. Mudanjiang is 250 kilometers (155 miles) from Jixi, and visitor can have the aid of the Mudanjiang Airport to get to reach that city. But Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang is much farer. It is about 500 kilometers (311 miles) from Jixi with more than six hours' drive at least.
When to Go: The city has a cool summer that is said to be the best time to visit the city.
Jixi Travel Tips
History: Thousands years ago, this area was inhabited by ancestors of the Manchu. They fishing and hunting for life. By the Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC), dwellers here had began to communicated with people in Central Plain. It was in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) that primitive agriculture in this region had made a great progress.
Physical Features: The city is surrounded by mountains in northern, western and eastern sides with the Musuo River flows through the city southwest to northeast, forming a spacious hoof-shaped basin. Low mountainous and hilly areas constitute the main landform of the city, together with plains and valleys along the rivers and lakes.
Special Local Products: Topmouth culter and shrimp of Khanka Lake, salmon of Wusuli River, dark honey, mycorrhizal fungi