Lalin town

Updated : 2013-05-28

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Lalin town, considered the cradle of Jing Flag culture, is located 60 kilometers south of Harbin. It is home to 60,000 people, including 37,000 Manchurians, accounting for 61.7 percent of its population. It covers an area of 155.75 square kilometers. Lalin has a long history and rich culture. It not only has retained more than 3,700 pieces of precious cultural relics with its characteristic Manchu culture, but has also preserved rich Manchu folk customs. In 1744, during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (AD 1644-1911), some Manchu people without concrete jobs in Beijing were sent by the emperor to live on the borders. They fought during wartime and farmed and weaved during peace time.