Trans-Manchurian Route

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-over is 25 minutes.
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 (via Tarskaya). The stop-over is 25 minutes.
Olovyanaya 6410 km
Here the train crosses the river of Onon, this is a perfect setting to capture surrounding steppe. The stop-over is 10 minutes.
Borzya 6509 km
Borzya was founded in the 17th century. In 1899, it is became a popular trade center. The stop-over is 19 minutes.
Zabaikalsk 6626 km
This is quite close to the Chinese border.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 step off the train but, remember to bring warm clothes. Not try to take pictures of guards or military objects.
Manzhouli (Manchurian train station at 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 out a form about your physical condition. The stop-over is 26 minutes.
Hailar 6773 km
Along the way to Hailar, you can admire the endless steppes and mountains on the route. The stop-over is 6 minutes.
Boketu 6973 km
Boketu is located in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China. The population of the region is 23 million people (79% of Chinese, 17% Mongolian and 4% others). The stop-over is 8 minutes.
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 with charming architecture. It could be called an oriental St. Petersburg because of the great Russian influence which goes back to the times of the construction of the railroad. Harbin has also been chosen to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2010. The stop-over is 15 minutes.
Sheníyan 8120 km
Capital of the Liaoning province with a population of 7.2 million, Sheníyan is famous for the Mukden Palace - a former imperial palace of the Qing emperors which is now a museum protected by UNESCO. The stop-over is 15 minutes.
Beijing 8961 km
Beijing is the capital of China, one of the centers of early human civilization. Beijing is China's second largest city, after Shanghai. It is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and highways passing through the city.