Travel along one of the most interesting rail journeys on the planet – the Trans Manchurian railway
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Trans-Mongolian Route Description
Chita 6166 km
This is a large industrial city and the center of the Chita region with a population of about 370 thousand. It was founded in 1651 as a far Eastern Cossack fortification. Chita is also famous for being one of the cities to which the Decembrists were sent to live in exile. The train stop is 25 minutes.
Karymskaya 6292 km
The city was founded in 1935 along the banks of the river Ingoda. The city is on both the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Manchurian lines (through Tarskaya). The stop is 25 minutes.
Olovyanaya 6410 km
Here the train crosses the river Onon and passengers can make good pictures of the river and surrounding steppe. The stop is 10 minutes.
Borzya 6509 km
Borzya was founded in the XVII century. In 1899, it is became a popular trade and transport center. Nowadays it is still an important spot for traders. The stop is 19 minutes.
Zabaikalsk 6626 km
The town is quite close to the Chinese border. Here, the wheels of the train are changed to fit the different gauge Russian or Chinese tracks. The process takes from two to six hours. During this time, you may want to take a walk but if you do, remember to bring warm clothes. In Soviet times, taking pictures at this station was strictly forbidden but now it is usually allowed just don’t try to take pictures of guards or military objects.
Manzhouli (Manchurian train station – Chinese side of the border) 6638 km
Be prepared to go through customs and passport control when entering or leaving China. If you are just arriving to Russia from China you will need to fill in a health declaration. The stop is 26 minutes.
Hailar 6773 km
Along the way to Hailar, you can admire the endless steppes and mountains on the route. The stop is 6 minutes.
Boketu 6973 km
Boketu is located in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China. The population of the region is 23 million people (79% of Chinese, 17% Mongolian and 4% others). The stop is 8 minutes.
Harbin 7573 km
Harbin is one of the major cities of China and Northeast Asia. It lies on the southern bank of the Songhua River. Harbin is an industrial city but still has charming architecture. It could be called an oriental St. Petersburg because of the great Russian influence which dates back to the time of the construction of the railroad. Harbin has also been chosen to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2010. The stop is 15 minutes.
Shen’yan 8120 km
Capital of the Liaoning province with a population of 7.2 million, Shen’yan is famous for the Mukden Palace - a former imperial palace of the Qing emperors which is now a museum protected by UNESCO. The stop is 15 minutes.
Beijing 8961 km
Either the end of your journey or just the beginning of your travels.
An extremely exotic journey, the Trans Manchurian train from Moscow to China will be an unforgettable experience
Travel on one of the longest train routes in the world while on the Trans-Manchurian railway