Known as the Chinese name Lindu, literally "forest capital", Yichun is a beautiful place with forest can be seen every where, which is superb for people who are tired with the dirty air full of dust and ashes. With a greening rate of 83%, you can imagine how fresh the air will be. At the 2010 census, Yichun has a total population of 1,148,126 while 729,202 people live in 15 districts separated by forests. The scenery there is distinctive in different seasons. Summer is best for drifting in forested areas and autumn is a colorful season to view the stunning forests and mountains. While for now, the snow-covered forests shall be the most beautiful scene.
Situated in the northeastern area of Heilongjiang Province, Yichun City is bordered by Hegang in the east, Harbin in the south and Suining in the west. In the north, it is separated from Russia by the Heilongjiang River and sharing a boundary of 246 kilometers (153 miles) with the country.
The city is located in the hinterland of Xiaoxing'anling mountain area boasting luxuriant forests. Mountainous region occupies more than eighty percent of its total territory, and there are hundreds of rivers of all sizes crisscrossing all over the city. Speaking of the forests, the city is located in the hinterland of Xiaoxing'anling mountain area boasting luxuriant forests. Mountainous region occupies more than eighty percent of its total territory, and there are hundreds of rivers of all sizes crisscrossing all over the city.
Wuying National Forest Park, together with Fenglin Nature Reserve in Wuying County, has the largest and most well-preserved Korean pine forest in Asia.
Getting out of the forests, you may go for other attractions. Thanks to human being’s curiosity, Yichun Dnosaur Museum is the top one spot that visitors in Yichun are interested in. Yichun Dinosaur Museum is the largest dinosaur museum in Northeast China on the right side of the Water Park in its city downtown area. Folk-Custom Garden of Korean is located in Yunshan Village of Nianfeng Korean Township which is 7.5 kilometers (about 4.7 miles) from Tieli City. Apart from folk performances, visitors can also please their palates by tasting the traditional food of the Korean ethnic minority. Other spots like Linhai Qishi National Forest, Riyuexia Skiing Field, Xiaoxing'anling Arboretum etc., also deserve a visit.
Yichun is Manchu for place teeming with animal pelt. Before the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was inhabited by ethnic minorities in the northern border area of China. Since then, the city was brought into the sphere of authority in the following dynasties. To learn more about the folklore of the ethnic minorities in that city, visitors can get to Wulaga Town in southeastern Jiayin County, a compact community of Oroqen ethnic minority which is one of the smallest minorities of China, and Nianfeng Township which is a major settlement for the Chaoxian (Korean) ethnic minority.
As a spot not that popular like Sanya, the exotic sceneries in Yichun are still waiting for people who are appreciating the “fresh” beauty.