Jixi City is located in the southeast of Heilongjiang Province, sharing a boundary line of 631 kilometers (392 miles) with Russia in the east and southeast. Its city proper is seated at the west foot of Jiguan Mountain.
Thousands years ago, this area was inhabited by ancestors of the Manchu. They fishing and hunting for life. By the Shang Dynasty (16th - 11th century BC), dwellers here had began to communicated with people in Central Plain. It was in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) that primitive agriculture in this region had made a great progress.
The city is surrounded by mountains in northern, western and eastern sides with the Musuo River flows through the city southwest to northeast, forming a spacious hoof-shaped basin. Low mountainous and hilly areas constitute the main landform of the city, together with plains and valleys along the rivers and lakes.
When to Go: Jixi has a cool summer that is said to be the best time to visit the city.
Special Local Products: Topmouth culter and shrimp of Khanka Lake, salmon of Wusuli River, dark honey, mycorrhizal fungi
Other Scenic Spots: Baleng Mountain, Treasure Island, Qilin (Unicorn) Mountain
Tourist Tips: Jixi has fifteen bus stations in total. Basically, buses can get to every villages of the city. Mudanjiang is 250 kilometers (155 miles) from Jixi, and visitor can have the aid of the Mudanjiang Airport to get to Jixi. But Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang is much farer. It is about 500 kilometers (311 miles) from Jixi with more than six hours' drive at least.