Mudanjiang Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 牡丹江 (mǔ dān jiāng)
Area: 40,600 square kilometers (15,676 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Heilongjiang Province, northeastern China
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Aimin, Dong'an, Yangming, Xi'an), 2 counties (Dongning, Linkou); 4 county-level cities (Muling, Suifenhe, Hailin, Ning'an)
Area Code: 0453
Zip Code: 157000
GDP (2018): CNY 53.52 billion (USD 8.09 billion)
Regional Transport Hub in Northeastern China
Situated in southeastern Heilongjiang Province, Mudanjiang is bounded on the south by Jilin, and neighbors Russia to the east, adjacent to the Sea of Japan. It is about 358 kilometers (222 miles) southeast of the capital city of Heilongjiang, Harbin. The superior geographical location makes the economic and trade activities of Mudanjiang extremely active. Mudanjiang is a big city of trade and economic cooperation with Russia, and the trade volume of the whole city with Russia accounts for 25.8% of the province.
Meanwhile, Mudanjiang is also a key transport hub in Northeastern China as it has 4 national ports, such as the second largest international airport in Heilongjiang, opening 13 international and domestic routes to Russia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Referred to Mudanjiang travel, it features various kinds of tourism resources covering forests, wetlands, lakes, snow landscape, and cultural customs. The breathtaking Jingpo Lake and China Snow Town covered by snow for 7 months are the best destinations. Besides, here you can taste much green organic food and special products from Russia.
Mudanjiang Attractions - Things to Do
It is the largest alpine barrier lake in China formed by volcanic eruptions ten thousand years ago. Mountains surround this narrow and long lake while the lake embraces islets in the water. Diaoshuilou Waterfall, underground lava tunnels and crater forests constitute the highlights of the scenic area.
Located in Changting Town of Hailin City, China Snow Town is formerly known as the Shuangfeng Forestry Center. If visitors want to experience the interesting skiing, sledding and grand snowscape, the Snow Town is the best choice. Its nival period lasts for seven months from October to the next May.
How to get to/around Mudanjiang
Mudanjiang Hailang Airport is 9 kilometers (6 miles) southwest of its city downtown area, operating flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, etc. It is about four hours' ride from Harbin to Mudanjiang, and then visitors can get to the Jingpo Lake within about two hours.
Mudanjiang Railway Station operates both normal speed trains and high speed trains. Passengers can go to Beijing, Tianjin, Qiqihar, Changchun, Shenyang, Jilin, Dalian and some other cities.
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When to Go: June to September is the best time to visit that city, not only for the cool weather, but also for the highest water level of a year. That will be the best time to viewing waterfall and boating on lakes. Winter there is extremely cold. Apart from the winter wear, visitors should also keep their photographic equipment properly protected.
Mudanjiang Travel Tips
History: Mudanjiang, also called Mudan Ula by Manchu, stands for a meandrous river. In the 2,300 years from the Shang Dynasty (16th-11th century BC) to Sui Dynasty (581-618), it was inhabited by the ancestors of the Manchu. The central government began to administrate this area in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and it was one of the headstreams of the uprising of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The city gains its name for the Mudanjiang River flowing through it.
Geograpgy Features: The city is surrounded by mountains, flat in the central part. Mountainous and hilly areas constitute the main landform of the city. The eastern part belongs to the Changbai Mountain area, and the central land is the valley-basin of Mudanjiang River.
Special Local Products: Black Fungi, wild fungus, Hericium Erinaceus
thank you very much for your reply, do you know anything about the returning bus schedule?
are there any busses from Jingpu to China snow town or I need to hire a taxi?
But no bus is available from the lake to Snow Town, so you need to hire a taxi or local car, which may cost CNY600 for a single trip.