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.

The city consists of

Get in

By train

Trains from Harbin take 10-13 hours and cost ¥43-234. Other trains include from Qiqihar (11h30; ¥38-133).




There are many shops here specialising in Russian products, so if you are into Russian dolls and kitch Russian artifacts, this is the place.



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