Chinese Name: 漠河 (mò hé)
Area: 18,427 square kilometers (7,114.7 square miles)
Location: on the north of Daxing'anling, northwest Heilongjiang Province, northeast China
Area Code: 0457
Zip Code: 165399
GDP (2018): CNY 2.93 billion (USD 0.44 billion)
Nationality: Han, Man, Mongol, Hui, Ewenki
The Most Northern City of China
Under the jurisdiction of Daxing'anling, Mohe is located at the northern end of China. It borders Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on the south, Tahe County on the east and faces Russia across the Heilongjiang River. Mohe is the most north county-level city in China. Mohe is one of the domestic non-polluted natural pure lands and Beiji Village is the only place in China to view the aurora borealis and experience polar day and polar night. Mohe has the monopolistic tourism resources in the north of China such as Luogu River Village, Beiji Village and Arctic Sandbank. Travelers can also experience the unique reindeer custom, costume and hunting culture of Ewenki people and appreciate the buildings in Russian style within the city as well.
Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Mohe
As the most northern county in China, it is the only place to observe the view of aurora borealis and experience polar day and polar night. When the summer solstice comes, looking at the north at midnight, the sky is bright like the dawn. And winter solstice is the best time to experience polar night.
Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Beihong is an original village which has not been so commercialized. It is a pure land far away from the busy city. Travelers can explore in the old-growth forests under the guidance of the local people. There are many wild animals such as snow rabbits, wild bears and roe deer. In summer, travelers can also pick wild fruits and wild medical herbs.
It is a good place for travelers to appreciate the beauty of nature. In autumn, golden leaves with blue sky and white clouds are beautiful like an oil painting. And winter is the best time to visit. During winter, the whole forest is covered with snow. The leaves of the top of the trees are blown up by the wind, revealing the silvery white on the opposite side of the leaves which are like white flowers. Travelers can stroll and take photos in the forest.
Ewenki Reindeer Park
Ewenki people live in the depth of the mountains and forests for a long time. They maintain an original life style and support the family by hunting. It is the only tribe in China that raises reindeer. In the park, travelers can get in with the reindeers which are very gentle, or take pictures at will.
Go Winter Fishing
Winter fishing is a special activity in Mohe Heilongjiang. Heilongjiang River runs across the Beiji village, and travelers can go fishing with locals and enjoy the local stewed fish.
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Best Mohe Food to Try
Double Cooked Pork Slices
It is a famous dish of Northeast Food. It takes pork griskin as the main material. Cover griskin with starch, fry them in hot oil for twice, add sauced juice, and then put cilantro for decoration. It tastes sour and sweet and is very popular among travelers.
Stewed Pork with Pickled Chinese Cabbages
It is a home-cooked dish in the northeast, taking pork rib meat, pickled Chinese cabbages and vermicelli as the main material. The soup tastes fresh and salty, and the meat is fat but not greasy. It is more popular in the cold winter.
Di Sanxian (Sauteed Potato, Green Pepper and Eggplant)
This dish is not only rich in fresh taste with natural green ingredients, but also rich in nutrition which makes it become a famous dish in the northeast. It is worth tasting when going to Mohe Daxing'anling.