Hegang Travel Guide
Last updated by tracy1028 at 2014/5/1
Hegang is a modernized city with high-rise buildings of various styles, broad urban road, garden-type squares and urban sculptures with profound connotation. It features an abundance of forest resources with the forest coverage of 58%. Besides, woods and wildlife abound in Hegang, and the main tree species include Korean Pine, White Pine, Manchurian Ash, Amur Cork Tree, White Birch and oak tree.
Hegang features particular tourism resources. As it adjoins Russian Jewish Autonomous Prefecture, the romantic exotic lingering charm makes visitors indulge in pleasures without stop. For instance, the mysterious Dajie River boasts picturesque scenery and the national-level primeval forest features ancient trees towering to the sky. In Weichang wetland nature reserve, there are red-crowned cranes and large groups of birds.
Hegang is located in the northeast of Heilongjiang Province and at the transitional zone from Lesser Khingan to the Three River Plain. It lies across the Amur River from Russia in the north, borders on Jiamusi and the Songhua River in the southeast and adjoins Yichun in the west.
Hegang City enjoys a temperate continental monsoon climate, which features cold and dry winter and hot and rainy summer. The annual average temperature is 2.8℃. The hottest period is from July to August, and the coldest period is from January to February.
At present, there are 7 large-scale parks in Hegang, which include Tianshuihu Park, Children Park, Wuzhishan Park, Lulinshan Park, Songhe West Lake Park, Jiangjunshi Park and the botanical garden in eastern suburb. Tianshuihu Park is an artificial lake park located in the west of the city, which mainly consists of water park, outdoor bathing place and wedding celebration area. Children Park is located in the downtown area, which is equipped with a variety of recreational facilities for children and various animals and plants. Wuzhishan Park is located in the south of the city, which features all kinds of sculptures and Shamanism temple.
Original Ecological Tourism
As Hegang is located at the frontier of China, its original ecological environment is well preserved, which makes Hegang an ideal tourist attraction for visitors yearning for coming back to nature. In Hegang, you will appreciate spectacular Heilongjiang Three Gorges, Bailong Gorge, Bailong Pool, the underground forest at valley bottom, primitive forest park and Weichang wetland nature reserve of red-crowned cranes. The main tourist items include gorge drifting, rock climbing, gorge bungee jumping and gorge parachuting.
Romantic Exotic Tour
Mingshan Town, located in Luobei County, over 80 kilometers north of Hegang, is Sino-Russian border tourist attraction. Take a boat to cruise the Sino-Russian boundary river and the scenery of Russia’s Jewish state comes into view. There is an island named Mingshan that is in Chinese side of the boundary river’s main channel. The Mingshan Island covers an area of 0.53 square kilometers, boasting diversified hardwood forests, superior ecological environment, migratory birds and a number of rare and precious animals such as foxes, yellow weasels and squirrels. Besides, the Russian Jewish Garden is the only venue on the border line of Heilongjiang Province where visitors can appreciate the scenery of two countries and experience Jewish customs.
Tour of Ethnic Minorities
Heilongjiang Province features a number of ethnic minorities. The major ethnic minorities include the Oroqen nationality, the Ewenki nationality, the Hezhen nationality, the Mongol nationality, the Manchu nationality, the Korean nationality, the Hui nationality and the Xibe nationality. In order to show the cultures and customs of 10 major ethnic minorities in the province, the first folklore and culture garden of ethnic minorities in Heilongjiang Province is built in Tianshuihu Park in the west of Hegang City. The folklore garden is a large-scale sightseeing area that integrates the art, folk customs, marriage customs, local performances and folk dwellings of 10 ethnic minorities.
Mount Putuo Religious Culture Scenic Spot
Mount Putuo Religious Culture Scenic Spot is located on Mount Lulin in the southern suburb of Hegang City, which is famous for the building of North Putuo Temple. The scenic spot covers an area of 128 hectares, consisting of North Putuo Temple, Sanbao Temple, the open-air Buddha and Buddha statue. During Buddhist grand ceremony, the scenic area is crowded with a large quantity of religious believers.
Tour of Ice and Snow
In winter, Hegang City becomes a world of ice and snow, which is an ideal area for ice and snow tourism. Due to the natural ice-snow conditions, visitors will enjoy themselves by participating in a variety of ice-snow activities, such as skiing, iceboating, snowmobile, ice slides, ice sculpture bowling, horse-drawn sleigh and long-track skating. Besides, there are also large-scale exhibitions of ice lanterns and snow sculptures.
Hegang National Forest Park
Hegang National Forest Park covers an area of 80,000 mu, which consists of Xilinhe Folk Custom Garden, Shilihe Ecological Tourist Area and Tongzigou original natural Korean pine forest. Xilinhe Folk Custom Garden is located in the northeast of Hegang City, which integrates exquisite ecological scenery, characteristic folk customs and original folk performances.
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Best Time to Visit
The best period to appreciate ice-snow landscape and participate in ice-snow activities is from December to the following January.
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