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What to see in Manzhouli

Located in the northeast of Inner Mongolia, Manzhouli is the largest border crossing between China and Russia. It is a laissez-faire border city where the Trans-Siberian Railway crosses from China to Russia.Manzhouli has the mixed folk customs originated from the three countries including China, Russia and Mongolia and a blend of Chinese and Western cultures as well.Here lists top attractions in Manzhouli

Guomen in ManzhouliGuo Men (Sino-Russian Border Crossing )
Guo Men, which literally means “National Gate”, is the Sino-Russian border crossing approx. 9 km  west of Manzhouli’s city center.  This is the fifth “Guo Men” built in 2008 with a small museum inside telling the history of the area. Standing on the top of Guo Men, you are able to see the border crossing on the Russian side.

Entrance Fee: RMB 80
Opening Hours: Jan 06 – Jan 25 ( 09:00 – 17:00); 

April 01 – October 31 (09:00-17:00)
How to get there: take a taxi ( RMB 5-10)
Tel: 0470 – 6229068

Russia Taowa Square (Russian Matryoshka Dolls Plaza )

Russia Taowa Square Taowa means“Russian Matryoshka Dolls”. Opened in 2006, the squqre has a giant Russian Matryoshka doll towering 30m surrounded by over 200 colorful nesting dolls representing different countries.

Russia Taowa Square is located halfway between the city center and the border crossing. Inside the giant Russian Matryoshka doll there is a largeRussian food resstaurant and a performance hall as well.  The whole square features the mixed cultures of China, Russia and Mongolia.  It is the largest Taowa doll in the world, a Guinmess world record.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening Hours: All year
How to get there:  take a taxi ( RMB 15 – 20)
Tel: 0470-8238664

Sino-Russian Trade Zone Sino-Russian Trade Zone 
A Sino-Russian trade market (Zhonge Hushi Maoyi Qu), is located on the west of Manzhouli, one km northeast of GuoMen, with its east connecting the city and northwest with the Russian border. It is planned to build a trade zone of 11.8 square km, linking Russia with road and rail.

It was inaugurated on 12 April, 1992, a mutual maket between the city of Manzhouli in China and the border city in Zabaikalsk on Russia. The trade zone is maily composed of 5 sections with five functions – Free Trade Section, Financial Section, Tarrif Free and Warehouse Section, Industrial Free Tarrif and Processing Section. Everydayl of Russian tourists and business flock here.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening Hours: 9:00 – 14:00
How to get there:  take a taxi ( RMB 15 – 20)
Tel: 0470-6262512

Soviet Red Army Martyrs Cemetery Soviet Red Army Martyrs Cemetery 
The Red Army Martyes Cemetery and a Memorial Pagoda were inaugurated in November, 1945 to commemorate the Red Amy martyes who died in the fierce battle  on the early morning of 9 August, 1945 which liberated Manzhouli.

The Memorial Pagoda is 17.8 meters high inscribed in Russian with the words “Lasting glory belongs to the Martyes who sacrificed their lives for the Honor of Russia”.  The Cemetery is located between Yidao Street and Erdao Street in the north of Manzhouli’s city center.

Entrance fee: Free

Opening Hours: all year round
How to get there:  walking distance

Manzhouli Locomotive Square 
Manzhouli Locomotive Square Manzhouli Locomotive Square is located just on the west of Guo Men.  It was inaugurated in June, 2004.  The old locomotive was built in 1940s by the Japanese. The rails under the locomotive were built by the Russian, nicknamed Rail 43 which refers to the 43 kilograms for extended one meter rail.In 1949, Chairman Mao visited Russia passing by Manzhouli and his train was driven by this locomotive. The locomotive was numbered “1861”.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening Hours: all year round
How to get there:  by Guo Men ( taxi fare: 10 -15)

No.41 Boundary Marker 
The Boundary Marker No.41 is located within the scenic area of Guo Men, about 10 km west of Manzhouli’s city center.  It is the 41th border markerNo.41 Boundary Maker listed in August, 1994 when the Sino-Russian Boundary Survey was finished.

Before 1993, this location was once a busy passage used both by passenger buses and lorries. With the increasing volume of goods on both sides, a new crossing was built elsewhere to take place the old one.  The Boundary Marker 41 stands on the former old passage.  The boundary marker is made of marble stones,  1.2 meters high, 0.4 meters wide and 0.25 meters thick.

Entrance fee: Free
Opening Hours: all year round
How to get there:  by Guo Men ( taxi fare: 10 -15)

Khan Genghis Khan‘s Camp

This camp is a man made attraction built after the Mongolian tribes, also the largest Mongolian camp in Hulunbeier area. It is located about 15km sKhan Genghis Khan‘s Campouth east of Manzhouli city, 300 meters east of Four Season Skiing Hall on the Dayong Mountain.

It occupies an area of 100,000 square meters, surrounded by the rich and picturesque grasslands. Historically many generations of nomads once lived  and  grazed their herds here.  The camp is a beautiful place to experience the grasslan life by riding horse, shooting arrows, eating roasted lambs and more.Entrance fee: RMB20
Opening Time: Summer
How to get there: Take Bus 1 from Manzhou city

Erzi Lake 
This scenic lake is located about 21km west of Manzhouli’s city center and 2km south of the Sino-Russia Border. The lake is rife with boundless reeds. Erzi Lake Erzi Lake is named after the same name Erzi Mountain by the lake.In the lake there are a few islets with well preserved vegetation. In summer time, the lake abounds with colorful  flowers and rich water grasses attracting numerous fishes and water birds.  The lake is also teemed with shrimps. Erzi Lake is an ideal summer resort, fishing, eating,  boating and bird watching.

Entrance fee: free
Opening Time: Summer
How to get there: taxi (RMB 150 return)

Hulun Lake (Dalai Hu or Ulun Nur in Mongolian)
Hulun Lake, also known as Dalai Hu, and Hulun Nur in Mongolian.  this massive lake pops out of the landscape 36km south of Manzhoul, China’s fifth-largest lake.  Hulun Lake is located near the National Highway No.301 on the route from Hailar to Manzhouli. You can visit Hulun Lake either from Hailar or Manzhouli. The lake itself is under the jurisdiction of Hulun Lake (Dalai Hu or Ulun Nur in Mongolian)Manzhouli City, but it actually lies in the area surrounded by Manzhouli, New Barag Left Banner and New Barag Right Banner.

The Hulun Lake is an ideal summer resort in terms of cool climate, beautiful scenery and fresh air. If you come here in summer, you are able to participate in many activities such as boating on the lake, fishing on the lake shore, sunbathing, bird watching. You can also have a bite of the local all-fish feast with numerous delicious and nourishing dishes of fish.

Entrance fee: RMB 20
Opening Hours: 8:00 – 18:00
How to get there:  Hire a taxi from Manzhouli ( RMB200 return)
Tel: 0470-6530166

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