Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Heihe (黑河; Hēihé) is a city in Heilongjiang Province in China.
Border town right on the Heilongjiang River across from the Russian city Blagoveshchensk. Heihe City has a population of more than 100,000 (1.7 million in the Heihe Prefecture). The city's economy is based on selling stuff to Russians, which is helped by Heihe and Blagoveshchensk forming a free-trade zone.
By trainTrains from Harbin take 10-13 hours and cost ¥43-234. Other trains include from Qiqihar (11h30; ¥38-133).
Aihui History Exhibition Hallphone: +86 452 8211007
Ancient city of Aigun
James River National Forest Park
James River Rafting
SwimmingTake a swim in the Heilongjiang River.
BoatingTake a boat trip on the Heilongjiang River.
There are many shops here specialising in Russian products, so if you are into Russian dolls and kitch Russian artifacts, this is the place.
Russian International Trade CentreOne of the best places to find Russian goods.
Great Island International Trade CentreHangar consisting of two floors selling food, clothes, household items, jewellery, and all kind of kitch Russian and Chinese stuff.
Aihui Hoteladdress: 11 Wenhua Street, Aihui District
Haitian Hoteladdress: 131 Zhongyang East Main Street, Aihui District
address: 48 Wangsu StreetConsidered the best hotel in town. Spacious rooms with fridge, some with views across the river to Russia. Fitness available. Chinese restaurant, bar and cafe.
Huayuan Business Hotelphone: +86 456 8276700address: 368 Zhongyang Street, Aihui District (爱辉区中央街368号; Àihuīqū Zhōngyāngjiē)Rooms with free internet. Meeting facilities and ticket office available. Chinese restaurant and room service.
Yida Hoteladdress: 51 Zhongyang East Main Street, Aihui District
- Take a boat trip to the Russian city Blagoveshchensk (Chinese citizens do not need visa, but check first if you do). In the winter, the river is frozen and can be crossed by bus.