"Heilongjiang" literally means Black Dragon River, which is the Chinese name for the Amur. Heilongjiang borders Jilin in the south and Inner Mongolia to the west; it also borders Russia to the north and east.

The interior of the province, which is relatively flat and low in altitude, contains the Muling River, the Naoli River, the Songhua River, the Nen River, and the Mudan River, all tributaries of the Amur's basin, while the northern border forms part of the Amur valley. Xingkai Lake (or Khanka Lake) is found on the border with Russia's Primorsky Krai.

Russian buildings, Temple of Heavenly Bliss, Zhaolin Park are famous tourism destination.

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Harbin is China's northernmost major city. Historically, the city has been influenced a lot by neighboring Russia, you can tell from the building styles (Russian Buildings, Zhongyang Dajie/The Central Avenue, Stalin Park, St. Sophia Cathedral) and foods in Harbin.

If you want to visit Chinese style attractions, then Temple of Heavenly Bliss and Confucius Temple are right for you, while Harbin Jewish New Synagogue, Zhaolin Park, Dragon TV Tower, Sun Island are worthy to visit.

Harbin is also famous for its international festivals,  such as Harbin International Snow and Ice Festivals, Harbin International Beer Festival and Harbin Summer Music Festival.

Yichun is a prefecture-level city on the Songhua river north of Tieli in Heilongjiang province in Northeastern China and is surrounded by forests.

Yichun's autumn and rime in winter attracts a lot of Chinese domestic tourists.