Published on : Saturday, August 19, 2017
Manzhouli, a sub-prefecture level city located close to the border of China-Russia recently came in news as few tourists experienced flying across the expansive grassland of Hulun Buir, diving and going underneath Lake Baikal and somehow dodging the roaring bears of the Greater Hinggan Mountains at a new virtual reality theater.
The film showed over there made a visualization combination of Chinese and Russian attractions that make these entry point cities like Manzhouli quite admired for tourists, home and abroad.
To quote Xiao Long, a 26 year old audience, “I’ve seen the Russian style architecture of Manzhouli, the matryoshka doll theme park, and the Mongolian style scenery like the grasslands,” he said. “They are all more impressive than I expected.”
Manzhouli has approximately 300,000 populations. It is situated in the northeast of Inner Mongolia autonomous region in north China. This place is also known to be one of the country’s largest border cities.
Last year, as per the statistics of the municipal tourism authority, a total of 6.82 million tourists came to Manzhouli among who around 600,000 were Russians, making more than 11.6 billion yuan ($1.74 billion) as revenue which is roughly 20 percent more than the previous year. “Transportation has become more convenient,” said Xiao Long, who flew from Beijing to Manzhouli and explored the city in a friend’s car. “This is very important given Manzhouli’s location deep in Inner Mongolia.”