Suihua Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 绥化市 (suí huà shì)
Area: 35,211 square kilometers (13,595 square miles)
Location: Situated in the southern-central region of Heilongjiang Province, Suihua City neighbors the capital city of the province, Harbin in the south, Daqing in the west, Yichun in the east and Heihe in the north.
Administrative Division: 1 district (Beilin); 6 counties (Wangkui, Lanxi, Qinggang, Qing'an, Mingshui, Suiling); 3 county-level cities (Anda, Zhaodong, Hailun)
Seat of the City Government: No.2, Xingshu Jie, Beilin District
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0458-8225244
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Branch: Zhongzhi Jie, Beilin District
China Post Branch: No.127, Beier Dong Lu, Beilin District
Suihua Attractions - Things to Do
Sansheng Gong (Three Sages Palace) is a large temple first built in the 1920s. The project lasted twenty years producing a total of ten towers, one pavilion and eighty-one halls. The temple is dedicated to the greatest sages of Confucius, Buddhism and Taoism. The terrain of the city is higher in the northeast and lower in the southwest. In accordance with the terrain, there are low mountains and hills, high plains and river plains.
Hailun St. Joseph' Church in Haibei Town of Hailun City reflects European style architecture and was built in 1909. The church can admit three thousand people. Drifting on the Nuomin River is another perfect choice while visiting there. The drifting section of the river is about eight kilometers (5 miles) long. It connects the plain reservoir in the upper reaches with the Jindouwan Forest Park in the lower reaches.
How to get to Suihua
1. Suihua is a railway transport hub in central Heilongjiang. Binbei, Binjia and Binzhou railways pass through Suizhou. From the railway station found at the crossing of Taiping Lu and Beilin Lu, in the east region of the city proper, there are trains traveling daily between the city and Beijing, Tianjin, Qiqihar, Harbin, Changchu, Jiamusi, Dalian, Yantai and Dandong.
2. This city is connected to Harbin by expressway. From the bus station beside the railway station, Harbin can be reached in two hours. There are also buses to Daqing, Mudanjiang and many other cities in and out of Heilongjiang.
When to Go: The best time for travel in Suihua is during spring and summer.
Suihua Travel Tips
History: Suihua was known as Bei Tuanlinzi during the early days of its administrative history in 1885 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Before that period, it had been inhabited by nomadic tribes or under the reign of ethnic minorities for thousands of years. Northeast China was blockaded as the imperial hunting ground before 1885.
Special Local Products: Wild herbs, edible fungus, Hailun paper cutting and Suiling clay pottery are amongst the highlights of the area.