The Songhua River or Songga-liwula in Manchurian (means Heavenly Lake), is the largest tributary of the Heilong River in Heilongjiang province, Northeast China, flowing about 1,434 kilometers from Changbai Mountains through Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces. The source of the river is a crater lake called Heavenly Lake with an elevation of 2,189 meters at the top of the Changbai Mountain, which borders North Korea in Jilin Province, China. As an important artery in Northeast China, The Songhua River itself has two main tributaries. One is the Second Songhua River from Mount Tianchi. The other is Nenjiang from Xiaoxingan’ling. These two tributaries join the Amur at Tongjiang, Heilongjiang.
The Songhua River in winter is as bustling as a summer bathing beach. It's frozen hard with ice almost one meter thick, making it a great playground for all kinds of ice sports. One can go swimming, skating and ice sailing, or ride in ice junks or horse-drawn sleighs on the Songhua River in winter.
Three big bridges have been built over the Songhua River, and one of them connected the south bank of Harbin and Sun Island was built in 1983 and opened to traffic in 1986. This bridge served as the leading bridge on the south bank of the Songhua River was designed to have two circles. So the whole bridge was like a scissors and the bridge approach is like the scissors’ handle.
No.101, 103, 13, 21, and No.204 to the river side in Daoli District and No.107, 108, 109, 7 and No.64 to the river side in Daowai District.
There are some famous sites such as the Central Pedestrian Street and Flood Prevention Memorial Tower near the Daoli District, visitors can also take some time to look at these famous sites.