Well ensconced at the northeast of Inner Mongolia, Manzhouli enjoys the best of three worlds: China, Russia and Mongolia and becomes a very mixed urban city. Manzhouli shares borders with Xinganling on the east, Hulun Lake on the south, Mongolia on the west and Russia on the north. It covers an area of 730 square kilometers. The population of Manzhouli is three hundred thousand with Mongolia, Han and Russians and other ethnical groups which all tally up to more than twenty groups.
Manzhouli in Mongolian language means luxuriant spring water and it got its name from the railway station built here in 1901. It is a transliteration. The clear Hulun Lake with its immaculate ripples, the renowned hospitality of the Mongolian people and their exuberant nature make Manzhouli a very unique city with mixed charms.
Souvenirs here are almost all Russian crafts. Russian Otter, Sable, Fox-fur Hats and Coats, capes ,scarves, Russian watches, telescopes, Russian Etchings and Lamps, Clocks, matryoshka doll etc.
Manzhouli enjoys a temperate continental semi-arid climate, with four distinctive seasons. The temperature can fluctuate drastically from day to night. January is the coldest and July is the hottest. The spring in Hulunbeier is dry and windy with its summer hot and wet. Compared to cities in other provinces, the summer in Hulunbeier is cool with an average temperature in the neighborhood of 20 degrees. The frosty and cold days in autumn are common while the winter is long and cold. If you want to have a look at the snow-covered grassland view, it is well-advised that you come here from November to February.
The best time to come is June to September. July is a perfect time for you if you are a prairie-view lover. If you want to enjoy the autumn view, it is best to visit in September when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold and not too crowded with tourists.
The airport is 9 kilometers from the city proper and operates lines to Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Harbin, and Huhehaote directly or indirectly.
National Highway 301 from Shuifenhe to Manzhouli by way of Harbin and Hailaer.