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Songhua River

Introducing Harbin Songhua River, Harbin Songhua River Guide, Harbin Songhua River Travel Guide
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Harbin Songhua River, draining a sizable area of northeastern China, is the chief tributary of the Amur River, and is the 65th largest river in the world.

Songhua River runs a total length of 1927 kilometers, when its longest tributary, the Nenjiang River, is included; the Nenjiang drains the North Manchurian Plain and the Nenjiang River grassland eco-region. Songhua River is the largest branch of Heilong River and the main water source of Northeast China.

The lowland floodplain area of the Songhua Basin is a vast level expanse that has invited meandering of the river channels and also invited agricultural exploitation. The size of the catchment of Harbin Songhua River is approximately 1,444,000 square kilometres.

The Songhua Basin is a significant habitat area for the migrating Red-crowned Crane, as well as other rare crane species. Within Songhua River’s flowing area, the thick forests on the Daxinganling, Xiaoxinganling and Mount Changbaishan stretch as far as the eye can see. During winter, under the sub-zero temperature, there is a gorgeous sight called mists attached to trees or soft rime, which attracted tourists around the world.

Quick Facts on Harbin Songhua River

• Name: Harbin Songhua River
• Location: Yichun District
• Best Time to Visit: December to the next February
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1-2 Hours
• Opening Hours: All day
• Admission Fee: Free

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