Songhua River

Songhua River is one of the seven major rivers in China and the largest tributary of Heilongjiang in China. Songhua River was called Nanhe River in Sui Dynasty, Nashui River in Tang Dynasty, Yak River and Huntong River in Liao and Jin Dynasty, and Huntong River, Songhua River in Qing Dynasty. It flows through the two provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang, with a drainage area of 557,200 square kilometers, covering Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, and Inner Mongolia in the four northeastern provinces, with an annual runoff of 76.2 billion cubic meters.

This section of the Songhua River flowing through the urban area of Harbin has long become an important sight of the city. In winter, the frozen surface of the river becomes a tourist attraction for people. You can experience horse-drawn carriage and snow circle activities on the river. In summer, the Songhua River is also a good place for people to enjoy the coolness and take a walk.

The Songhua River is a larger tributary of Heilongjiang, and the main artery of the northeast region. It has two main tributaries. One is the second Songhua River originating from the Tianchi Lake of Baitou Mountain, and the other is the Nenjiang River originating from the Xiaoxing’an Mountains. The two tributaries converge at Fuyu County and are called the Songhua River before turning northeast to Tongjiang County and into Heilongjiang.

In winter, the frozen Songhua River ice is about half a meter thick. People and horse-drawn carriages can walk on the ice. When there is snow, it will be soft. This section of the river in Harbin is about 100 meters wide. On the river surface near the Monument to the Heroes of Flood Control, there are skiing circles, skating tracks, ice games, snow tanks, and ice bike rides. Adults and children can experience it.

In general, to visit Harbin, you must look at the Songhua River, Heilongjiang’s mother river. There are many ways to play on the Songhua River. One of the most cost-effective ways is to walk on the glass plank road cable bridge. The scenery is beautiful when the weather is fine, and the autumn sky and clear blue sky unique to northern cities are refreshing.

Manting Park

Manting Park is located in the southeast of Jinghong City, Yunnan Province. It has hills and rivers, as well as rich ethnic cultural landscapes. It is a natural village-style park and a historic city park in Xishuangbanna. In Manting Park, travelers can go to the vine plant area and the Peacock Garden to see the animals and plants, and they can also visit the Dai and Thai-style buildings, and they can also watch the singing and dancing performances of ethnic minorities in the evening.

Manting Park is about 2 kilometers away from the urban area and is located in the triangle area where the Lancang River and Liusha River converge, covering an area of ​​more than 400 acres. There are more than 500 well-preserved ancient iron sword trees and vegetation. As soon as you walk through the gate, you are attracted by the tropical and exotic scenery. Manting Park is the oldest park in Xishuangbanna. Come here, walk into the magnificent Dai Palace and experience the ancient Dai culture. Regarding the Manting Royal Garden, there is a local saying that in the history of the Dai people, it was once the place for the feudal lords and the chieftains to enjoy the flowers. Legend has it that when Princess Dai came to play in the park, the beautiful scenery of the park attracted the soul of the Princess, so it was named Chunhuan Park, which means “garden of soul” in Dai.

There are 8 scenic spots in Manting Park, including ethnic culture square, vine plant area, tropical orchid garden, peacock garden, release lake, Buddhist culture area, tree planting memorial area, and tea garden culture area. The scenic spot embodies the three themes of “Dai royal culture, Buddhist culture, and Dai folk culture”. You can row boats in the park and see wild bears, boars, pythons, peacocks and various birds. It is open for tourists during the day and has the taste of “Imperial Garden”. In the evening, the “Lancang River•Mekong River Night” theatrical performance and bonfire party are the biggest highlights of the park and are worth watching.