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Manzhouli, which means "Luxuriant Spring Water" in Mongolian, is located in the northern part of Inner Mongolia near the border with Russia, and enjoys a mix of Chinese, Mongolian and Russian culture.

The city is dotted with many castle-like buildings. Matryoshka Square is famous for the large Russian matryoshka doll erected in the plaza.

The National Gate is a favourite site for tourists. In summer, the well-known Hulunbuir grassland with the meandering river is the signature attraction for visitors.

Apart from lots of scenic spots, the city has experienced a boom as a centre of border trade between China and Russia


All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days from majority of the Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain.

For further details, consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


The unit of money in China is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.21 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.13 Euro (EUR)
0.11 British Pound (GBP)
1.20 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
11.49 Indian Rupee (INR)
17.06 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.22 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.21 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.15 US Dollar (USD)


All hotel services (such as accommodation, food and beverage, spa etc.) and their related service charge will be subject to tax at the prevailing rates.


Many mid-range and high-end restaurants generally include their own service charge which varies between establishments.

Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.

Business Hours

Bank Hours
8am - 12noon and 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Monday through Sunday.
There is a 24-hour ATM in the hotel lobby.

Office Hours 
8am - 12noon and 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Shopping Hours 
9am - 6pm or later throughout the week.
Opening hours may vary among department stores.

Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor about your vaccination requirements.

Shangri-La recommends you drink only boiled or bottled water during your stay. Bottled drinking water is available in every room.


Dress is generally informal in Manzhouli except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when a suit and tie is appropriate.

Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats, and gloves as temperatures can drop to well below freezing with strong winds.

Light clothing is appropriate for the spring and summer months.


Manzhouli enjoys a temperate, continental, semi-arid climate with four seasons.

Summer temperatures range from 15ºC to 37ºC. Winters are extremely cold, with an average temperature range of -42ºC to -20ºC.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan -18ºC -30ºC
Feb -13ºC -26ºC
Mar -2ºC -16ºC
Apr 10ºC -4ºC
May 19ºC 4ºC
Jun 25ºC 12ºC
Jul 26ºC 15ºC
Aug 24ºC 13ºC
Sep 17ºC 5ºC
Oct 8ºC -4ºC
Nov -5ºC -16ºC
Dec -16ºC -26ºC


Mandarin, Russian

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Metric System

220 volts

Plug Type

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900