Situated in northeastern Heilongjiang Province, Hegang is separated from Jiamusi City by the Mudan (Peony) River in the south and separated from Russia by the Amur (Heilongjiang) River in the north.
Hegang was originally called Xingshan named after the Xinghua Mine that established in early twentieth century. By 1900s, few people had settled down there. Later, Hegang got increasingly large-scale exploitation due to its large cache of coal.
Physical Features: The terrain of the city slopes downwards from the west to the east. Northern and central parts belong to the mountainous area at the south foot of the Lesser Xing'an Mountains (Xiaoxing'anling). Its southern territory is located in the transition belt between mountains and plains, being the hilly area, while the southeast of Hegang is occupied by plain that undulates much gently.
As to the golden season to visit Hegang, December to January the next year is the best time to enjoy the fascinating snow scenes, while June to August is the fine season to shelter into the summer resort along the Amur River and in the primitive forest.
Special Local Products: agaric, mushroom, pine nut, deer antler, weasel skin
Wangyunfeng Skiing Resort is a pleasant winter resort seated in the Damahe Forestry Center, 45 kilometer (28 miles) north of the Luobei County.
Other Scenic Spots: Bailong (White Dragon) Canyon, Songhe Xihu Park
Tourist Tips: Hegang is only 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the Jiamusi Airport. Road transport between these two cities is quite convenient. From the Jiamusi Heping bus station, buses to Hegang depart every 30 minutes, and the total 71 kilometers (44 miles) will cost about one hour.