Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘non-descript town,’ (牡丹江市) is just about that unless you are a true Dong Bei Ren! It’s like stepping back a few notches from Harbin with a couple of niceties to spruce it up as money has begun filtering in over the past few years. With its under-represented lao wai presence, Mudanjiang is a place where a foreigner can still rein king. Somehow the gawks and Russian calls seem so much more inviting. White skin is an attraction and black is all the more out there for the local Mudanjiang population. FYI, hapi is on low supply but the next best thing awaits –Hua He Pi Jiu. Lao Wai POWER!
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