Border town right on the Heilongjiang River across from the Russian city Blagoveshchensk. Heihe City has a population of more than 100,000 (1.7 million in the Heihe Prefecture). The city's economy is based on selling stuff to Russians, which is helped by Heihe and Blagoveshchensk forming a free-trade zone.
There are many shops here specialising in Russian products, so if you are into Russian dolls and kitch Russian artifacts, this is the place.
Russian International Trade Centre. One of the best places to find Russian goods.edit
Great Island International Trade Centre, (On an island joined by bridge to Heihe). Hangar consisting of two floors selling food, clothes, household items, jewellery, and all kind of kitch Russian and Chinese stuff.edit
Haitian Hotel, 131 Zhongyang East Main Street, Aihui District. edit
Heihe International Hotel, 48 Wangsu Street (At the river bank), . Considered the best hotel in town. Spacious rooms with fridge, some with views across the river to Russia. Fitness available. Chinese restaurant, bar and cafe.edit
Huayuan Business Hotel (黑河华源商务酒店; Hēihé Huáyuán Shāngwùjiǔdiàn), 368 Zhongyang Street, Aihui District (爱辉区中央街368号; Àihuīqū Zhōngyāngjiē), ☎ +86 456 8276700 (fax: +86 456 8276797). checkout: 2PM. Rooms with free internet. Meeting facilites and ticket office available. Chinese restaurant and room service.Listed rates for doubles from ¥388, discounted from ¥140; breakfast ¥8. edit
Yida Hotel, 51 Zhongyang East Main Street, Aihui District. edit