Architecture of Manzhouli

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Plan your Northeast Inner Mongolia tour? Located in the northeast of Inner Mongolia, Manzhouli is the largest border crossing between China and Russia. Manzhouli is a sub-prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Hulunbuir City in Inner Mongolia.

Manzhouli City is named after the same name railway station of the Dongqing Railway which was constructed between 1901 and 1903 by the Russian Tsar. The Dongqing Railway started from Manzhouli and ended at Dalian passing by Harbin. The Manzhouli was the first station within China of the former Dongqing Railway and later became the name of the city that has developed from the border trade and business.

Manzhouli has the mixed folk custom of the three countries including China, Russia and Mongolia, a blend of Chinese and Western cultures. The City is teeming with unique buildings of Russian, European, Mongolian and Chinese styles

Now the layout of Manzhouli city center resembles a chessboard with all kinds of chess-like European-style buildings scattered along the streets. In 2007, all the 162 buildings lined on the 12 streets in the city center were renovated and upgraded, which has created the European style featuring the  harmony between the outstanding single buildings and the uniqueness of each street.

The No.1 Street (一道街) features Russian style; the No.2 Street (二道街) Gothic style; No.3 Street (三道街) French Classic style; the No.4 and 5 Streets (s四道街和五道街) Italian Renaissance style. Manzhouli is a delicate and exquisite city with elegant streets where you walk shoulder to shoulder with Russians and full of the ancient Greek and Roman buildings.

All the signboards of the street-front-stores are in Chinese; Russian or Mongolian. Walking on the streets in Manzhouli, you have the feeling of being in an exotic city in a foreign country.

Manzhouli does gives us a pleasant surprise in an era when China is bogged down in the situation where more and more Chinese cities look the same.
The Buildings along Zhongsu Walking Road ( North-south).
Zhongsu Walking Road ( 1 )
Zhongsu Road ( 1 )

Zhongsu Road ( 1 )

Zhongsu Walking Road ( 2 )
Zhongsu Walking Road ( 2 )

Zhongsu Walking Road ( 2 )

The Russian Souvenir Store on Zhongsu Road
The Russian Souvenir Store on Zhongsu Road

The Russian Souvenir Store on Zhongsu Road

Xinghua Road (North – South)
Xinghua Road

Xinghua Road

The No.1 Street (East – West)
The No.1 Street (East - West)

The No.1 Street (East – West)

The No.2 Street (East – West)
The No.2 Street (East - West)

The No.2 Street (East – West)

The NO.3 Street (East – West)
The NO.3 Street (East - West)

The NO.3 Street (East – West)

The No.5 Street (East – West) 1
The No.5 Street (East - West) 1

The No.5 Street (East – West) 1

The No.5 Street (East – West) 2
The No.5 Street (East - West) 2

The No.5 Street (East – West) 2

A Bird’s-eye View of Manzhouli City
A Bird's-eye View of Manzhouli City

A Bird’s-eye View of Manzhouli City

The newly built European style buildings
The newly built European style buildings

The newly built European style buildings

More European style buildings
More European style buildings

More European style buildings

China-Russia Border Crossing (Guomen)
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