Mohe Travel Guide

Last updated by shyoto at 2014/5/2

Mohe Overview

Mohe in Heilongjiang Province, located at the northern extremity of China, bordering Russia, is the prefecture which has the highest latitude in China. Mohe is nicknamed "China's Arctic Town", and it is the only place in China where people are able to enjoy the atmospheric phenomena of the aurora borealis and the midnight sun. The best location for tourists to see these marvelous spectacles is in Arctic Village.

Mohe Prefecture is located to the north of the Greater Hinggan Mountains and on the south bank of the Upper Heilong Jiang ('Black Dragon River', also known as the Amur). Being surrounded by splendid mountains and rivers, Mohe is famous for its picturesque scenery.

The Heilong Jiang, which gives its name to China's most northerly province, is the great boundary river between China and Russia. It is the 11th longest river in the world and the third longest in China (its source is in Mongolia and mouth in Russia). The river is first called the Amur in Mohe in Mohe (upstream it is known as the Argun), and its water is clear and fast-flowing. Along its banks, the scenery is charming and wild. You can see a large stone tablet there, on which there are four Chinese characters which mean 'the northern end of China'. The ancient forest around Mohe is dense with trees. This is the place where tourists like to make their camping expeditions.

Mohe is famous for its historical relics from the time of the Qing Dynasty (1368–1911) and the period of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1937–1945).

Mohe is also famous for its abundant natural resources. Mohe has more than 100 years of history in gold mining. The "Golden Path" and "Rouge River" are famous gold mining areas.

Mohe is home to many rare animals like sika deer, wild boars, brown bears, snow hares, pheasants, sables, roe deer, reindeer, red deer and others. Mohe is a great place for hunting and fishing. The cold water fish in Heilong River are highly commended by international tourists. Mohe also has plants used for brewing wines and other drinks, and there are more than three hundred kinds of valuable herb medicines there, which contribute a lot to Chinese medicine.

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