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Mudanjiang City

Mudanjiang City.jpgMudanjiang City is situated in southeastern Heilongjiang Province. The City of Mudanjiang is bounded on the south by Jilin Province, and neighbors Russia in the East, adjacent to the Sea of Japan. It is about about 358 kilometers southeast of Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province.

Facts of Mudanjiang

Chinese Name: 牡丹江 (mǔ dān jiāng)
Population: 2,750,000
Area: 40,600 square kilometers (15,676 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Man (Manchu), Chaoxian (Korean)

Administrative Division: 4 districts (Aimin, Dong'an, Yangming, Xi'an), 2 counties (Dongning, Linkou); 4 county-level cities (Muling, Suifenhe, Hailin, Ning'an)

History of Maudanjiang

Mudanjiang, also called Mudan Ula by Manchu, stands for a meandrous river. In the 2,300 years from the Shang Dynasty (16th-11th century BC) to Sui Dynasty (581-618), it was inhabited by the ancestors of the Manchu. The central government began to administrate this area in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and it was one of the headstreams of the uprising of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The city gains its name for the Mudanjiang River flowing through it.

Geography of Mudanjiang

The city of Mudanjiang is surrounded by mountains, flat in the central part. Mountainous and hilly areas constitute the main landform of the city. The eastern part belongs to the Changbai Mountain area, and the central land is the valley-basin of Mudanjiang River.

What to see in In Mudanjiang?

Jingpo Lake:  It is the largest alpine barrier lake in China formed by volcanic eruptions ten thousand years ago. Mountains surround this narrow and long lake while the lake embraces islets in the water. Diaoshuilou Waterfall, underground lava tunnels and crater forests constitute the highlights of the scenic area.

Snow Town

Jingpo Lake

Bohai Regime
           Shuangfeng Forestry Cente                            Jingpo Lake                    Sites of Bohai Regime 

Shuangfeng Forestry Center:  If visitors want to experience the interesting skiing, sledding and grand snowscape, the Shuangfeng Forestry Center is the best choice. Located in Changting Town of Hailin City, the forestry center is reputed as the 'snow town'. Its nival period lasts for seven months from October to the next April.

When to visit Mudanjiang?

Enjoying a temperate continental monsoon climate, Mudanjiang has clear four seasons with an annual average temperature of 4.5°C (40°F). Its weather is cool and rarely windy in spring and autumn.  June to September is the best time to visit that city, not only for the cool weather, but also for the highest water level of a year. That will be the best time to viewing waterfall and boating on lakes. Winter there is extremely cold. Apart from the winter wear, visitors should also keep their photographic equipment properly protected.

How to get to Mudanjiang?

Mudanjiang Airport is 9 kilometers (6 miles) southwest of its city downtown area, operating flights to Beijing, Guangzhou, Dalian, Qingdao, Yanji and Wuhan. It is about four hours' ride from Harbin to Mudanjiang, and then visitors can get to the Jingpo Lake with about two hours.

Mudanjiang Travel Tips

Special Local Products: Black Fungi, wild fungus, Hericium Erinaceus

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0453-6821997
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0453-6678006

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