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.
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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.
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.
No.3: Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao)
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.
No.4: 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.
No.5: St. Sophia Church
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.
No.6: 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.
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