Yichun Travel Guide

Yichun Travel Guide

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Yichun Facts

Chinese Name: 伊春市 (yī chūn shì)
Population: 1,140,938
Area: 32,800 square kilometers (12,664 square miles)
Location: in the northeast region of Heilongjiang Province, northeastern China
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Yimei, Wucui, Youhao, Jinlin); 5 counties (Tangwang, Fenglin, Nancha, Daqingshan, Jiayin); 1 county-level city (Tieli)
Area Code: 0458
Zip Code: 153000
GDP (2018): CNY 27.42 billion (USD 4.14 billion)

Beautiful Forest City to Escape Hot Summer

Situated in the northeastern area of Heilongjiang Province, Yichun is bordered with Hegang to the east, Harbin to the south and Suihua to the west. In the north, it is separated from Russia by the Heilongjiang River and sharing a boundary of 246 kilometers (153 miles) with the country.

When you visit Yichun, you will be surprised by the great areas of forests and mountains as the forest coverage rate of Xiaoxing'anling in Yichun is as high as 84.7%. And due to the forests and pleasant climate of Xiaoxing'anling Mountain, Yichun has become a unique natural summer resort.  Even in summer, the average temperature of Yichun is only 20℃ (68 ℉). But the temperature difference between day and night is large. Visitors can enjoy the most beautiful scenery of Yichun in autumn when the forests along the highways are dyed with different colors. In winter, the Xiaoxing'anling Mountains will be covered by heavy and extremely white snow, forming a unique forest rime spectacle.

Yichun Attractions - Things to Do

 Tangwanghe National Park, 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the city center, is famous for Tangwang River, a mother river of Yichun, as well as the Stone Forest Scenic Area and Remains of Korean Pines damaged by a windstorm.

 Wuying National Forest Park, together with Fenglin Nature Reserve in Wuying County, has the largest and most well-preserved Korean pine forest in Asia.

 Local Dinosaur Museum is the largest dinosaur museum in Northeast China on the right side of the Water Park in its city downtown area.

 Folk-Custom Garden of Korean is located in Yunshan Village of Nianfeng Korean Township which is 7.5 kilometers (about 4.7 miles) from Tieli City. Apart from folk performances, visitors can also please their palates by tasting the traditional food of the Korean ethnic minority.

Other Scenic Spots: Riyuexia Skiing Field, Lesser Khingan Range Botanical Garden

How to get to/around Yichun

1. Yichun Lindu Airport in Wumahe District has opened flights to/from Beijing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Harbin, Shanghai and Shenyang. Passnegers can take airport shuttle bus in Yinzuo Hotel in downtown.

2. Trains are the most important vehicles in the city's transportation system. There are direct trains to Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Liaoning and the capital city of Heilongjiang, Harbin, as well as trains to forestry areas of the city.


Enjoying a cold temperate monsoon climate, Yichun is one of the cities with the lowest average temperature in China. The temperature varies greatly in different seasons and during a day. The city has four clear seasons. January is the coldest period of a year with an average temperature of minus 23 to 25 degrees (-9.4 to -13 degrees Fahrenheit), while July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 25 to 27 degrees (77-80.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

 When to Go: The scenery there is distinctive in different seasons. Summer is best for drifting in forested areas and autumn is a colorful season to view the stunning forests and mountains. The snow-covered forests shall be the most beautiful scene in winter.

Yichun Travel Tips

 History: Yichun is Manchu for place teeming with animal pelt. Before the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was inhabited by ethnic minorities in the northern border area of China. Since then, the city was brought into the sphere of authority in the following dynasties.

 Physical Features: The city is located in the hinterland of Xiaoxing'anling mountain area boasting luxuriant forests. Mountainous region occupies more than eighty percent of its total territory, and there are hundreds of rivers of all sizes crisscrossing all over the city.

 Special Local Products: Ginseng, deer antler, bass honey, pine nut, black fungi, Chinese gooseberry, Chinese walnut, hazel, wild grape.

Local Highlights:
Festivals: Forest Eco-Tourism Festival (July); Winter Photography Festival (January)
Ethnic Minorities: To learn more about the folklore of the ethnic minorities in that city, visitors can get to Wulaga Town in southeastern Jiayin County, a compact community of Oroqen ethnic minority which is one of the smallest minorities of China, and Nianfeng Township which is a major settlement for the Chaoxian (Korean) ethnic minority.

- Last updated on Apr. 29, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on Yichun Travel
Asked by Kelly from SINGAPORE | Mar. 29, 2013 21:13Reply
How is the weather during Oct this year in Yichun?still can see the colorful forest?
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Answered by Laura from GERMANY | Mar. 30, 2013 01:14

The usual temperature is about 0~12C during Oct. It is the Autumn time and you may see defoliations at this time.
Asked by adi ben zvi from ISRAEL | Jan. 04, 2013 10:26Reply
comming to yichun next week(6.1.13) how is the weather?
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Answered by Fanny | Jan. 04, 2013 21:16

Hi, it will be extremly cold and the temperature varies from -33C to -18C. Thus you need definately keep warm. Wear woolen down jacket, leather overcoat, thick sweater and other thermal clothing. Also woolen gloves, scarf and mask are necessary that day.
Asked by hajra from PAKISTANK | Dec. 02, 2012 04:26Reply
convenient airport to yichun university from capital city of pakistan
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Answered by Rita | Dec. 02, 2012 21:18

I suggest you take a flight to Beijing from Islamabad first. Then it is easy to catch a flight to Harbin Airport, which is convenient for you.
Asked by Asad from PAKISTAN | Oct. 08, 2012 09:20Reply
I am coming to Yichun next month (novermber 2012) please guide me weather, city attractions,
the nearest way of coming through flight from pakistan, weather of the city,
Market place, is it Metropolis city,?
and please guide me about the local university, and it's surroundings..
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Answered by Cathy | Oct. 08, 2012 22:05

Well, according to the weather records in the past years, in the early Nov. the average temperature would be about 5C or a little lower and from the middle to late Nov. it becomes colder and colder, with the average temperature of -10C oe lower. So if you wanna go there at that time, winter clothes are necessary to be worn or prepared.

As for the attractions, you can visit Wuying National Forest Park, Fenglin Nature Reserve and Folk-Custom Garden of Korean (located in Yunshan Village of Nianfeng Korean Township).

I suggest you take a flight from your capital city - Islamabad to Harbin first. Then you can take bus or train to the city.

This city is to some degree a large city, but not as modern as Harbin. The Radio and Television University is the representative university in this city.
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