Shuangyashan Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 双鸭山 (shuāng yā shān)
Area: 22,483 square kilometers (8,680 square miles)
Location: Located in the northeast of Heilongjiang, Shuangyashan is separated with Russia in the east. It border to the cities of Jiamusi and Qitaihe in Heilongjiang.
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Jianshan, Lingdong, Sifangtai, Baoshan) 4counties (Jixian, Youyi, Baoqing, Raohe)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourism Complaints: 0469-4281477
Bus Station Inquiry: 0469-4240180
Shuangyashan People's Hospital: 0469-4273261
Shuangyashan Attractions - Things to Do
Wetland Areas: Qixinghe National Nature Reserve, Yanwo Islet Nature Reserve
Forests: Qingshan National Forest Park, Longhu Forest Park
Rivers: Wusuli River, Anbang River
How to get to Shuangyashan
To get there, visitors can firstly get to Jiamusi by plane and then change a bus directly to Shuangyashan, which is only 50 kms (31 miles) away from Jiamusi Airport (JMU). The local railway station is located in the west of the urban city and operates scheduled trains to Jiamusi and Harbin each day. Opposite to the railway station is the Bus Station of that city. Visitors can take buses to counties and towns in Shuangyashan as well as many other cities in Heilongjiang.
When to Go: Summer and autumn are best time to visit there, when it is warm and humid.
Shuangyashan Travel Tips
History: The land of Shuangyashan has been cultivated by human beings since the Neolithic Age. It belonged to the Sushen State in the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-771BC). This area is also where the ancestor of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) emperors set up the first empire. During the Chinese Anti-Japanese War in the early 20th century, it was occupied by the invaders. After the new Republic of China was established, a coal mine agency called Shuangyashan was set up there. Then in 1966, it became a prefecture-level city under the direct guide of Heilongjiang.
Physical Features: The whole area is high in the southeast and low in the northwest. Mountains, hills, forests and fluvial plain are the main local geographic features.
Local Highlights: Boasting of rich coal resource, this city is called 'Coal City' in China. It is also an important agricultural base of China due to its location in the middle of fertile Sanjiang Plain.
Special Local Products: In the thick forests and large area of mountains, pure natural plants grow well, providing a wide range of foods for the locals. The most famous are mushroom and agaric. Big black ant products and milk products are also well sold throughout China.