Chinese Russian Market
Imported Russian goods of all types and qualities are available from tourist shops around town. But the best place to go to buy Russian products is the Chinese-Russian Market. You can find imported vodka, Russian dolls, chocolate, furs, food products, fossils, petrified wood and other things. There are also Chinese products such as jewelry and Chinese antiques. It was set up in 1992 as a place for Russians and Chinese to shop and trade. It is a section of 5 cross-streets lined with shops and markets, and the area has two indoor business halls where clothing and handicrafts are sold. In the area, you can buy Russian pastries and sausages from shops along the street, and there are Russian restaurants.
Harbin is a popular destination for Russian tourists, and it has became a major trading area for Russian merchants and businessmen. It is also a popular area for Russian students to learn Chinese or attend the good quality universities in the area. Heilongjiang Provice is surrounded on two sides by Russia, and a railroad from Vladivostok passes through Harbin. The railroad transports the Russian goods inexpensively. Stores and restaurants open every day from about noon till 11 pm. Choose carefully because there are fake products. It is not a place to buy expensive products. It is necessary to bargain, and sometimes bargain hard!
Address: 29 Jianshe Street, Nangang District.
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I updated this article on December 23, 2013
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