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Trans-Manchurian Route Description

The following section displays the most popular stops and stations along the Trans Manchurian train route. Trans-Manchurian trains follow most of the Trans-Siberian train routes but make their way through Manchuria rather than Mongolia to complete the journey from Russia to China.

Moscow Beijing train 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 train 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 train Onon river 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 train 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 train 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 train 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.

Angangxi train Ang'angxi 7173 km
The name Ang'angxi derives from a Daurian word which means ‘hunter’s field’. This is a small settlement located near the southern border of Qiqihar, one of the 13 Larger Municipalities in China.

Harbin train 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. The stop is 15 minutes.

Inner Mongolia Changchun 7820 km
Changchun is an important industrial centre in the north-east China. The city is also famous for the Imperial Palace of Pu Yi - one of the three imperial palaces in China which are preserved in their original shape. Another highlight of the city is Jingyuetan Park, China's largest plantation and recreational area. The stop is 11 minutes.

Shen'yan 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.

Shanhaiguan Shanhaiguan 8311 km
Shanhaiguan is a district of Qinhuangdao. The settlement was first mentioned in chronicles in 1381. Shanhaiguan means ‘Shanhai pass’, because a famous pass to the Great Wall included into UNESCO World Heritage List is located in this area. The stop is 8 minutes.

Tianjin Tianjin 8561 km
Tianjin is one of the largest cities in China dating back to the 15th century. Due to its location on the seaside the city used to be Imperial port in the past. Today it is an important industrial, cultural and scientific center of China. The stop is 18 minutes.

Beijing train Beijing 8961 km
Either the end of your journey or just the beginning of your travels.

Please note: Stops are in accordance with the schedule of train #20.

Trans-Manchurian train travel will leave you with unforgettable memories of Russia

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