Qitaihe Travel Guide

Qitaihe Facts

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Chinese Name: 七台河市 (qī tái hé shì)
Population: 870,000
Area: 6,223 square kilometers (2,401 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Location: Qitaihe City lies in the east region of Heilongjiang Province. It is bordered by Jixi and Mudanjiang in the south, Jiamusi and Hegang in the north in neighborhood of Shuangyashan in the east and Harbin in the west.

Administrative Division: 3 districts (Taoshan, Xinxing, Qiezihe); 1 county (Boli)
Seat of the City Government: No.47, Datong Jie, Taoshan District

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0464-8261658
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184

Bank of China Branch: No.65, Datong Jie, Taoshan District
China Post Branch: Xuefu Lu, Taoshan District

Qitaihe Attractions - Things to Do

Xidaquan Forest Park is a national forest resort in Boli County combining canyon drifting, rock climbing, primitive forest exploration.

Other Scenic Spots: Wanbaoshan Skiing Resort, Wanbaohu Children's Park, Jixinghe Reservoir, Shilongshan Reservoir.

How to get to/around Qitaihe

1. This city is located in the center of the five big cities of Heilongjiang: Harbin, Jiamusi, Mudanjiang, Jixi and Shuangyashan. The transportation is convenient relying on traffic facilities of these surrounding cities.

2. Qitaihe can be accessed within two hours from either Mudanjiang Airport or Jiamusi Airport. Only thirty minutes are needed from Qitaihe city proper to Jixi Airport.

3. Through the railway, visitors can depart from Qitaihe to the Port of Vladivostok via Suifenhe (a county-level city of Mudanjiang) and the Port of Dalian via Harbin. Additionally, this city has a well developed highway network. Through these highways, Jixi can be reached in forty minutes, Mudanjiang and Shuangyashan in two hours, Jiamusi in one and a half hour and Harbin in three and a half hours. As to the three important ports to Russia: Mishan, Hulin (county-level cities of Jixi) and Suifenhe, they can be reached from this city in two hours through expressways.


Bearing a cold temperate continental monsoon climate, Qitaihe has four distinct seasons. It is dry and seldom rainy in spring, hot and moist in summer. The weather is cool and refreshing in autumn and singularly cold and arid in winter. Its annual average temperature falls around 5°C (41°F).

 When to Go: June to August is the most favorable season to visit Qitaihe.

Qitaihe Travel Tips

 History: In the Shang (16th - 11th century BC) and Zhou (11th century BC-221BC) dynasties, this region was inhabited by the Sushen Tribe, which is one of the ancient ethnic minorities in North China and the forefathers of Manchu, formerly Jurchen. This city was established in 1970s based on the Qitaihe Special District and Qitaihe Coal Mining Area.

 Physical Features: The city is surrounded by mountains in the east, south and west. The eastern region is mountainous area and hilly region makes up the central of the city. The northwest is distributed by plains. There are in total twenty-seven peaks that are all offshoots of Wanda Mountains. The Woken River flows through the city proper and Boli County.

 Special Local Products: Chinese straw brush, herbs, agaric (field mushrooms), monkey head fungi, dear antler

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