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Beiji Village is near Mohe in Daxing'anling Prefecture, Heilongjiang Province. The name Beiji itself means "northernmost" and accurately reflects its location in the northernmost part of China. Here you'll find the northernmost point in China, the northernmost outpost, and the northernmost post office, all of which are tourist attractions; there is also a Santa Claus House theme park about 25 km (16 mi) from Beiji Village (best experienced in the winter). The village itself is quite remote, nestled deep within the Greater Khingan Mountain Range along the Heilong River (Heilongjiang; also called the Amur River), and sparsely populated.

Understand[edit]

This area is quite remote and sparsely populated. In some parts, there isn't even a cellphone signal. The climate is subarctic with a January average low temperature of -36 degrees Celsius. Winter essentially lasts from mid-October to late-April. Summers are short but very warm given the latitude.

Get in[edit]

Access is by road through a forest preserve (as of January 2019, it cost 65 Renminbi to enter the preserve known as "Arctic Village", that's on top of the few hundred Renminbi you will have to pay for a taxi from Mohe Railway Station (China's northernmost railway station) or Mohe Gulian Airport (China's northernmost airport).

There are also a few daily public buses to and from Mohe Bus Station. Cost is 25 yuan one way (10/2018)

Get around[edit]

Most of the area is quite remote; so, the only way to get around is to drive or arrange to have someone drive you.

See[edit]

Most everything "northernmost" in China is here - the northernmost point, northernmost outpost, northernmost village, and northernmost post office among them. As the village is on the Heilong River, you can look across and see Russia. The village is in a forest preserve and the forest itself is quite beautiful. Around the time of the Summer Solstice, you might be fortunate enough to see the Aurora Borealis.

Do[edit]

There's a place to ski about 25 kilometers from the village. There's a Santa Claus House theme park near the ski site. In the village itself, there's a square on the river's edge, a snowman valley, in addition to the aforementioned northernmost outpost and northernmost post office. There are signs in various parts of the village pointing to things to do.

Buy[edit]

As this region of China has a subarctic climate and discontinuous permafrost, there isn't much agriculture. However, blueberries grow wild here and there is quite an industry for blueberry products such as candies, jams, juices, and wines (including ice wine). You can buy post cards and souvenirs at the northernmost post office (and even have them mailed from there).

Eat[edit]

Local restaurants are quite small, but serve typical regional dishes.

Drink[edit]

The blueberry wine is surprisingly good, particularly the ice wine.

Sleep[edit]

Within Beiji Village there are lots of places to stay, mostly hostels and farm stays - you won't find any national or international hotel chains here.

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