Things to Do in Harbin

Harbin, the Ice City of China, offers various kinds of winter activities to experience. Wandering in the Russian Style street, tasting local snacks, taking part in the International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, seeing the colorful Lantern Shows at night, taking photos with amazing snow sculpture in Sun Island, or joining in the locals to play some traditional Chinese winter activities on the ice-surface of Songhua River… you will enjoy your fantastic winter vacation in Harbin. Check more about 10 Best Places to Visit in Harbin

Map of Harbin City

Ice and Snow World

No.1: Harbin Ice and Snow Amusement World

Type: Theme Park

Recommended Lenth of visiting: 1 - 2 hours

It is a famous winter attraction and one of the most important part of Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. While visiting this theme park, you can see beautiful ice sculptures and some of the largest and most majestic ice sculpted masterpieces. Especially at night, you will appreciate the amazing view of colorful lights buried inside the ice. Remember to Keep warm there, for the outdoor temperature may under -30 centigrade.

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Yabuli Ski Resort

No.2: Yabuli Ski Area

Type: Ski Resort

Recommended Lenth of visiting: 2-3 Days

Yabuli International Ski Resort, located 200 kilometers east of Harbin city, is the biggest and best ski resort in China. It consists of two areas, the competitive section and the leisure skiing section. Visitors can not only enjoy skiing there, but also ake advantage of the other entertainment facilities at the resort, such as the mini golf course, tennis court, turf courts, hot-air balloons, para-gliders among others. The best time to ski at Yabuli Ski Resort is from November to the late March of the next year.

China Snow Town

No.3: China Snow Town

Type: Park

Recommended length of visit: 1-2 days

China Snow Town, the no.1 snow town in China, is the best place to appreciate a paradise-like world with very beautiful snowscape. Located at the Shuangfeng Forest in Hailin County of Heilongjiang Province, China Snow Town is about 280 km away from Harbin. The snow here can up to about 2 meters. Snow looks like milk scream and hangs from the eaves to the ground, forming a unique scene of "snow curtains". You also can take part in lots of winter activities. Here, it can satisfy your imagination and desire about snow. The opening time of the China Snow Town is usually from Nov. 24 ~ Early March. Know more about China Snow Town.

Sun Island

No.4: Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao)

Type: Park

Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Lies on the north bank of the Songhua River, the Sun Island Scenic Area is a dainty area surrounded by crystal lake, wooden rockeries, beautiful flowers and exotic buildings. This scenic area can be divided into three parts, including an Animals' world, a garden that featured by flowers, lakes and ice-snow beauty, and the south part with ice and snow series, exotic Russian series, etc. Inside the park, there are some interesting activities, such as dog sledding, snow tubing, bicycle riding on ice, and a snow motor car ride. Also some little cafes where you can warm up.

Zhongyang Pedestrian Street

No.5: Zhongyang Pedestrian Street

Type: Street, Landmarks

Recommended Length of Visit: 1 hour

Zhongyan Pedestrian Street, also called Centre Street, is one of the landmarks in Harbin city, with elegant Russian architecture from a bygone era. It is the place wher traditional Eastern culture meets the western culture. You can buy the local and exotic souvenirs, tasting both Chinese and Russian snacks, and appreciating the western styled buildings with there. It is absolutely the best place to shop, eat and photograph in Harbin city.

St. Sophia Church

No.6: St. Sophia Church

Type: Landmarks

Recommended Length of Visit: 0.5 hour

Setting in a square in the downtown area, the byzantine style of St. Sophia's Church is really stunning and amazing. You can take lovely photos outside the church and buy some souvenirs at the different shops around. Inside the church, there is an interesting display of historic photos of old Harbin.

Siberian Tiger Park

No.7: Siberian Tiger Park

Type: Siberian Tiger Park

Recommended Length of Visit: about 2 hour

Located on the north bank of Songhua River, the Siberian Tiger Park is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world. You can see the Siberian tigers, white tigers, lions, lynx, leopards, as well as Bengali tigers there. Except in the walking area and the platform for viewing the tigers, visitors must take a bus encircled by wire mesh to go through different sections of the park. There is also a lovely gift shop with anything you can think of related to tigers.

Recommended Harbin Tours

Top 3 Harbin tours chosen by most customers to explore Harbin in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

St. Sophia Church in the Sunset
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Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern
3 Days Harbin Ice Festival Tour


China Snow Town
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