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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back in Mohe, on to Daqing on Overnight Train tonight

Back in Mohe, on to Daqing on Overnight Train tonight.  Mohe was burnt to the ground in the disastrous great fire of 1987 but has since been rebuilt in a rather bizarre grandoise Russian architectural style. The buildings here are enormous and many have neoclassical facades of a certain style one finds in St Petersburg.  Imagine this - Russian buildings and motifs but signboards are all Chinese.  This part of China is sparsely populated and there are few people on the streets...this made Mohe resemble a typical medium sized Siberian city...not surprising as Siberia is a stone's throw away.

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