Heihe City is located in the northeast region of Heilongjiang Province, neighboring Yichun and Suihua in the southeast and Qiqihar in the southwest. It is separated by the Nenjiang River from Inner Mongolia in the west and by Heilongjiang River (Amur River) from Amur Oblast of Russia in the northeast. To the north, it neighbors Daxing'anling Region.
Facts of Heihe
Chinese Name: 黑河市 (hēi hé shì)
Area: 68,726 square kilometers (26,535 square miles)
Nationalities: Han,Manchu, Russian
Administrative Division: 1 district (Aihui); 3 counties (Nenjiang, Xunke, Sunwu); 2 county-level cities (Bei'an, Wudalianchi)
Seat of the City Government: No.2, Tongjiang Lu, Aihui DistrictArea: 68,726 square kilometers (26,535 square miles)
History of Heihe
Heihe is one of the five ancient cities of Heilongjiang Province. Humans settled there as early as the Paleolithic Age and it became home to local tribes later. During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), this was the first place troops sent to Heilongjiang were stationed.
Geography of Heihe
Heihe is located in the northern area of Xiaoxing'anling and east region of Daxing'anling. The city is built among undulating mountains and crisscrossing river valleys. Medium and low mountains make up the main components of Heihe's landform. Along the Heilongjiang and Nenjiang Rivers, there are plains distributed. The elevation of the city's terrain generally falls from the northwest to the southeast.
What to see in Heihe?
Wudalianchi Scenic Area, also known as the Five Large Connected Lakes was formed by lava. Wudalianchi Geopark is also a comprehensive scenic area combining sightseeing, health restoration and scientific research. Around the scenic area, there are in total fourteen volcanoes. Home to a unique volcano landscape and special mineral water, it ranks among the top attractions in Heilongjiang.
Longzhu Far East International Skiing Resort and the Woniuhu Skiing Resort comprise a large ski area on the border between Northeast China and the Far East region of Russia. It is an ever fascinating outdoor holiday resort in winter.
When to visit Heihe?
Heihe City is adjacent to the cold, windy grasslands of Siberia. It enjoys a cold temperate continental monsoon climate with long, chilly winters, and cool, short summers. Its annual average temperature is around -1.3-0.4°C (29.7-32.7°F). May to September is the best time to visit there.
How to get to Heihe
By Air: Heihe Airport is located 17 kilometers (11 miles) southwest of the city proper, and has flights to Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Weihai, Jinan and Qingdao.
By Train: Heihe Railway Station can be found in the southeast part of the city proper. Visitors to Wudalianchi can take trains from Harbin or Qiqihar and change to buses in Bei'an City.
By Bus: The long-distance bus station is located in the south part of city. Buses to other cities and counties of Heihe can be found there.
Heihe Travel Tips
Special Local Products: Agaric (field mushroom), mushroom, persimmon, mineral water from Wudalianchi
Note: The east section of Hailan Jie is a commercial street for Russian commodities and is the first street in China mainly selling goods from Russia.
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0456-8221780
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Branch: No.140, Xinglin Jie, Aihui District of Heihe City.
China Post Branch: No.333, Zhongyang Jie, Aihui District of Heihe City.