Manchuria — a trading city
Thousands of Russian tourists from nearby cities often visit the city of Manchuria. A city in which, as a constructor, new high-rise buildings are being built every month. Lots of markets, department stores and boutiques.
The history of the city begins in 1902. Initially, it was a small railway station, but with the growth of China’s economic power, a city with a population of 300 thousand people quickly grew on the site of the village.
Manchuria is located in northern China, in the eastern part of the Inner Mongolia region, and borders on the Trans-Baikal Territory (the former Chita Region). The nearest Russian village Zabaikalsk is only 6 km away.
- Manchuria can be reached both by plane and by train, although tourists from neighboring cities travel mainly by car.
- Since the Chinese Eastern Railway (CER) passed through the city and connected China and Russia, Manchuria quickly became a port and trading city.
About 70% of the volume of trade between Russia and China passes through it. Russian tourists come to this city not only for new experiences, but also for shopping.
- A lot of boutiques, department stores and markets are focused on Russian tourists. There are also many interesting sights in the city, such as giant nesting dolls, which are listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
- There is its own Eiffel Tower and St. Basil’s Cathedral, but in a reduced form.
- Lots of restaurants and nightclubs with Russian music. The cuisine is varied, there is both European and traditional Chinese.
- A tourist from Russia has a place to roam. Swimming pools, baths and saunas also attract a lot of people, and in every institution there will definitely be an interpreter who knows Russian.
- Unfortunately, due to the changeable dollar exchange rate, now it has become unprofitable for Russian tourists to go on vacation to this amazing city.
- Many shops that were focused specifically on the Russian tourist either closed or refocused their business on Chinese buyers.
Night clubs have only 2-3 tables per night, and Russian is heard less and less. But the city continues to grow and develop, and begins to attract tourists from other countries, and who knows what, Manchuria will surprise again.