Daqing is home to China's largest oil reserves. The city was founded in 1959 to house oil industry workers and workers in industries, which could see an advantage in being close to the oil supplies.
Daing Saertu Airport offers 4 domestic routes to Beijing, Shanghai Pudong, Guangzhou, and Chengdu, with stops at Dalian, Qingdao, Hangzhou, and Xian. The airport is conveniently located 20km from the city center. Airport shuttle buses connect the airport to the city center, though it is not a popular choice for travelers.
Many trains each day from Harbin taking 1h15 to around 2 hours and cost ¥21-37.
- Simon's bar, Yinzuo walking street, Ranghulu district (Near the oil field bookshop). A small friendly ex-pat hangout with English speaking bar staff, pool/darts and video games. Harbin beer from ¥5.
- Daqing Petroleum Hotel (大庆石油宾馆; Dàqìngshíyóubīnguǎn), 14 Xiliu Street, Ranghulu District (让胡路区西柳接14号; Rànghúlùqū Xīliǔjiē), ☏ , Daqingpetrohotel@sina.com.cn. Four star hotel. Rooms with internet access, satellite TV, electronic safety box and in-house mini bar. Meeting rooms, beauty salon, nightclub, bowling, billiards, table tennis, fitness, sauna and massage available. Two restaurants, tea garden and lobby bar. Rooms from ¥580.
- Daqing Hotel (大庆宾馆; Dàqìngbīnguǎn), 1(4) Dongfeng Road, Saertu District (萨尔图区世纪大道东风路1(4)号; Sàěrtúqū Dàdàodōngfēnglù), ☏ . Four star hotel. Rooms with free internet. Business center, travel agency, pool, billiards, table tennis, bowling, tennis, massages and saunas available Rooms from ¥318 including breakfast.
- Luyangchun Hotel (大庆绿阳春酒店; Dàqìnglǜyángchūnjiǔdiàn), Jianshe Building, Gaoxin District (高新区建设大厦; Gāoxīnqū Jiànshèdàshà), ☏ . Rooms with internet access. Business center, gift shop, beauty salon and ticket office available. Chinese restaurant, bar, tea house and room service. Listed rates for doubles from ¥368, discounted from ¥191; breakfast ¥20.