Why Visit China Snow Town

China Snow Town, also known as Shuangfeng Forest Farm or literally Zhongguo Xuexiang (中国雪乡) in Chinese, is reputed as the no.1 snow town in China. It is about 280 km from Harbin - the capital of Heilongjiang Province. Many tourists choose to go to China Snow Town from Harbin. The small village covering an area of about 17,916 hectares is at an elevation of about 1,100km. It is the best place to feel the charm of snow in the paradise-like world. The snow here is famous for its thickness and high viscosity. When winter comes, the snow here can up to 2 meters. You must be fascinated by such a fairyland of snow. Snow looks like milk cream and hangs from the eaves to the ground, forming a unique scene of "snow curtains". Here, it can satisfy your imagination and desire about snow. No matter you want to capture gorgeous panoramic view of the snow village, enjoy the fun of playing with snow, ride snowmobile, horse-drawn sled or dog-drawn sled, do some light hiking to nearby hill to watch sunrise, or experience real life of local snow town people...you never miss the chance.

Apart from enjoying stunning snow scenery and wonderful winter activities, you are expected to be completely intoxicated with the celebration mood here in winter. You can explore the Chinese Spring Festival here with locals and tourists. The small village's wooden houses are decorated with strings of golden corn, red chili hung to dry and red lanterns. You can also see smoke from kitchen chimneys. Once the night comes, the beautiful night view of the village is also a highlight. Every winter, in spite of the cold weather, China Snow Town attracts thousands of shutterbugs, hiking enthusiasts and tourists. Just come and enjoy in this winter!

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Amazing Experience in China Snow Town

Shoot Beautiful Night View of Dream Home

Opening Hours: 7:00-22:00 (Performance of Errenzhuan: 16:00 ~ 22:00)

Ticket Price: ¥ 198/person (Entrance Fee)
¥ 98 / person (Pouring Water into Ice)

Dream Home, famous for its fascinating snowy scenery, is the no.1 scenic spot in China Snow Town. It is also a famous site to shoot some Chinese series and movies under the background of Northeastern China, such as The Taking of Tiger Mountain, Cool In Summer And Warm In Winter, Brave The Journey to The Northeast (Chuang Guandong), The Blowing North Wind (Beifeng Na Ge Chui), Where Are We Going, Dad? and so on. Those teleplay groups set their bases here and leave many teleplay-related houses and other relevant props for exterior shoots.

You can see wooden houses with characteristics of Northeastern China's villages. Covered by thick snow, the little wooden houses are transformed into white horses, rabbits, turtles and giant mushrooms. Moreover, the red lanterns hanging under the eaves complete a joyful and dreamlike atmosphere to the landscape. If you take photos from the tourist road of Dream Home at night, you must be fascinated by the beautiful view.

You can ride the tire-like sled from a slope to experience the happy childhood of locals. Some tourists may try the item of pouring hot water into sky, then the hot water will instantly turns into ice flower! You can also enjoy Errenzhuan, the classic performance of northeastern villages of China, which is well-known among Chinese. Just enjoy your trip in Dream Home!

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Dream Home of China Snow Town Night View of Dream Home
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Play in Bangchui Hill Amusement Park

Opening Hours: 7:00-22:00

Ticket Price: ¥ 198/person

Do you want to ride a tire-like sled along the slope with total length of 500 m? or ride the "magic carpet" with total length of 150 m to touch snow flower with your face? You can also ride the Kart to pass through forests and snow. In this paradise of snow, you could have a true relax by playing with snow - making a snowman, having a snowballs fight, leaving your footprint on snow ground and even lying on snow ground.

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Yangcaoshan Hill

Opening Hours: All Year Round

Ticket Price: Free

Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise at Yangcaoshan Hill located on the northwest corner of Snow Town. At about 1,250 meters above sea level, it's the tallest peak in the region and known as the most beautiful place in Snow Town. With its rare trees, it is the best spot to view sunrise and sunset. If you want to enjoy the sunrise view, do remember to come early, as the sun rises at 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in winter.

Hiking up the mountain is the best way to enjoy the beautiful snow scenery and a good opportunity to escape from the busy world. Treading on the soft snow and breathing in the cool air is utterly refreshing. You could have a chance to see the beautiful soft rime along your adventure. You can also take a snowmobile, ride the horse-drawn sled or take sightseeing bus to reach up the hill.

(Note: The information is for reference only. For more details about the snowmobile, horse-drawn sled or sightseeing bus, please feel free to contact us.)

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"Wu Xian Feng Guang" Viewing Deck

Opening Hours: All Year Round

Ticket Price: Free

Reach up the highest point of Bangchui Hill and overlook the whole town! There are several view decks in the snow town, but the "Wu Xian Feng Guang" Viewing Deck on the Bangchui Hill is the best one to have a panoramic view of the China Snow Town. You could also see Yangcaoshan Hill and some other nearby mountains. Do you want to enjoy a breath-taking view of northeastern China's winter? Then come here!

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Skiing in Ski Resort

Opening Hours: 7:00-22:00

Ticket Price: ¥ 120 / 2 hours

Skiing is a must-do activity in such a snow town. There are several ski resorts in China Snow Town. You can choose to ski by yourself or hire a coach to teach you. Different resorts offer different ticket prices for skiing and coach, so the information is for reference only. For more details, please feel free to contact us.

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Other Winter Activities

In China Snow Town, you could enjoy an unparalleled winter! You can also take part in bonfire party. A large group of people circle around the bonfire, singing and dancing. The joyful party will last until mid-night. Apart from taking cool snowmobile and interesting tire-shaped sled, you could also experience the dog-drawn sled and horse-drawn sled, which can give you another kind of feeling. If you want to catch a glimpse of locals' life, you could stay at the hostels operated by local families, where you could have a sound sleep on the warm and comfortable Kang Bed in the freezing cold weather. There are also many other amusement items for you to explore!

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Recommended Tours in China Snow Town

Hiking Tour in China Snow Town (About 4 ~ 8 Hours)

The route of this tour is: Dongsheng Forest Farm - Yangcaoshan Hill - China Snow Town. Many hiking enthusiasts choose to take this hot route to explore an original snow world. You will see that snow gradually become thicker along the way.

Photography Tour in China Snow Town (About 2 ~ 3 Hours)

The route of this tour is: Erlanghe Forest Farm - Ya Xue Station - Ice and Snow Gallery - Snow Charm Avenue. Many tourists may enter China Snow Town via Ya Xue Highway. Then they can have a photography tour along way. The beautiful ice and snow world can fully meet your demands for snow photography.

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China Snow Town Ticket Price

Items Ticket Price
Entance Fee of China Snow Town ¥ 80/person
Dream Home ¥ 198/person
Ice and Snow Gallery ¥ 198/person
Snow Town Ski Resort ¥ 120/2 hours
Errenzhuan(Dream Home/Snow Town Cinema) ¥ 150/person
Ice and Snow Player ¥ 180/person
Erlongshan Studio City ¥ 198/person
Tire-like Sled ¥ 80/person (2 hours)
Horse-drawn Sled ¥ 198/person (30 min)
Dog-drawn Sled ¥ 60/person(≤ 2 km)
Snowmobile ¥ 280/person (1 circle)
Warm Parking Lot ¥ 100/night

People with following conditions can get half price of China Snow Town Entrance Fee:

  • People of 6~18 years old. (6< Age ≤18)
  • Students with/under bachelor degrees.
  • People of 60~65 years old. (60≤ Age <65)

People with following conditions are free to enter China Snow Town:

  • Children under/of 1.2 m in height.
  • Children of 0~6 years old. (0≤ Age ≤6)
  • People older than 65 years old. (Age ≥65)

(Note: The information is for reference only. For more details, please feel free to contact us.)

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Best Time to Visit China Snow Town

China Snow Tow is the best place to watch snow and explore the winter of Northwestern China. If you want to have the most enjoyable experience, then the best time to visit China Snow Town is from Nov. 24 to early March. It is highly recommended to visit China Snow Town during Chinese Spring Festival when you can experience the celebrated atmosphere of this place. For the warm weather and better experience, China Snow Town has been closed since Mar, 4th, 2019. It will reopen at the end of 2019. You'd better tell us your date and time first to match your winter tour to this amazing snow town.

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How to Get to China Snow Town

Located at the Shuangfeng Forest in Hailin County of Heilongjiang Province, China Snow Town is about 280 km away from Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province. It is about 170 km from Mudanjiang City and about 100 km from Yabuli Town. Many tourists choose to get to China Snow Town from Harbin, and they will take private car, bus and train.

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Where to Stay in China Snow Town

Having a sound sleep in the freezing cold weather is never a problem in Snow Town. There are several boutique hotels for you to stay. There is only one 5-star hotel - Xuexiang Xueyun Hot Spring Resort Hotel, and the price of it ranges from ¥ 1,000. It is near the gate towards Wuchang, and is about 1.5 km from the gate to Hailin/Yabuli. There are two 4-star hotels: Xueyun'ge Hotel (range from ¥ 800) and Zhongyang RV Hotel (range from ¥ 2,000). Xueyun'ge Hotel is in the center of China Snow Town, and the Zhongyang RV Hotel is near the Xuexiang Xueyun Hot Spring Resort Hotel.

You can also experience local family hostels where you can sleep on the Kang Bed, a brick bed heated with a fire underneath. This kind of bed is very comfortable during cold winter. Some family hostels also provide the meals. The price of family hostel ranges from ¥ 50 to ¥ 300.

The accommodation can be very tight during peak seasons like Christmas, New Year's Day and Spring Festival, so you must book in advance. Then you can book with a lower price. Otherwise, it may increase a lot during peak seasons.

Notice:

  • 1. The conditions of hotels in China Snow Town may be not as good as those with same classes in Harbin city.
  • 2. The price of accommodation will be different in peak-seasons and off-seasons. You need to book in advance in case of peak-seasons' tight accommodation and high price.
  • 3. Some family hostels don't provide the service of shower.
  • 4. In family hostels, you should line up to take a shower or wash. You have to wait for about 20 minutes after the former one finishing washing. (These family hostels are equipped with electric water heaters.)
  • 5. Some family hotels provide meals, but you need to pay for it.
  • 6. The information is for reference only. For more details about the accommodation in China Snow Town, please feel free to contact us.)
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    Where to Eat in China Snow Town

    After the long hike, you'll likely be hungry for local food. Nothing is better than having an authentic local meal in the Snow Town. The local cuisine is one of the highlights of your tour in China Snow Town. You could have meals at both the family hotels you stay at or not, and restaurants along the Snow Charm Avenue. There are many dishes to try. To get you started, chicken stewed with mushrooms, fried pork and braised pork with vermicelli are the three dishes that you can't miss here.

    If you choose to have meals at the family hostel you stay at, you need to know that they make meals for you according to the principle of "One kind of dish for one people". That is, the more people, the more kinds of dishes will be.

    (Note: The information is for reference only, for more details, please feel free to contact us.)

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    What to Bring & Warm Tips Before You Go

    1. The average temperature in Snow Town is minus 15-30 degree Celsius. Therefore, take enough clothing and socks to keep yourself from freezing, and then take the water-proof clothes and water-poof shoes (cold-proof and antiskid also).

    2. Bring some medicines in case of getting cold or injured.

    3. It is advised to take cotton gloves with five fingers which could be flexible and cold-proof.

    4. Take sunglasses in case of snow blindness.

    5. keep your camera, telephone and other electronic equipment warm to work with battery. You can also take several batteries to keep your camera working.

    6. You have to take vacuum cup rather than bottled mineral water which can be frozen at outdoors.

    7. The Kang Bed may be relatively hot and you may be unused to it. You need to drink more water, and put a basin of water in your room before sleep.

    8. Generally, the consumption in China Snow Town is relatively high, so you need to ask about the prices before you buy.

    9. Sometimes you also need to pay for the red lanterns on local houses you will photograph, so please ask the household about the price. The price is usually about ¥ 10.

    10. The servings of local cuisine are large, so you can order food according to the number of people in case of unnecessary wastes.

    11. Taking care of yourself. The medical-care level at the town is not well enough and the nearest hospital is 100 km far away.

    12. The accommodation can be very tight during peak seasons like Christmas, New Year's Day and Spring Festival, so you must book in advance.

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    Nearby Attractions

    Dongsheng Forest Farm - China Snow Valley (About 10 km from China Snow Town)

    Dongsheng Foest Farm is reputed as China Snow Valley. China Snow Valley and China Snow Town is separated by the Ynagcaoshan HIll. It is about 10 km away from China Snow Town, but it will be quieter than China Snow Town. You can see more original snow scenery here. Most tourists combine the trip to China Snow Town with it. Many hiking enthusiasts choose the route of Dongsheng Forest Farm - Yangcaoshan Hill - China Snow Town to have a hiking tour.

    Yabuli Ski Resort (About 85 km from China Snow Town)

    Yabuli Ski Resort is about 85 km away from China Snow Town, and it is about 2.5 hours' driving distance. It is one of the most popular ski resorts in China with the Asian longest ski trail and full of professional equipment and multiple items to provide a wonderful snow world for skiing enthusiasts in winter. You can combine the skiing tour in Yabuli Ski Resort with China Snow Town.

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    Rime Island / Wusong Island (About 370 km from China Snow Town)

    Rime Island (Wusong Island) is a small island on the Songhua River. It is one of the best well-known scenic spots in China which boasts beautiful rime scenery. Along with the natural landscapes in Guilin, stone forest in Yunnan and Three Gorges on the Yangtze River, Rime scenery in Jilin is reputed as "China's Top Four Natural Wonders".

    Changbai Mountain (About 470 km from China Snow Town)

    Changbai Mountain is named after the fact that its main part is covered with white stones and snow all year long. It is famous for Heavenly Lake, waterfall and hot springs. Many tourists go to here to enjoy these 3 scenery.

    Notice: Many tourists choose to travel like this way:Harbin - China Snow Valley - China Snow Town - Changbai Mountain - Rime Island. If you want to plan a tour combining these places, please feel free to contact us.

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    How to Plan a Harbin Tour with China Snow Town

    You could play in China Snow Town together with China's Ice City - Harbin. Many tourists may take 5 days to have such a tour. In the first day, you could take flight or train to Harbin. Then you could have a rest to arrange your tour in the following days. In the second day, you could take taxi or bus for 5~6 hours to China Snow Town, the No.1 China Snow Town located in Shuangfeng Wood Farm in Mudanjiang. After arrival, take a short rest in your hotel and then get up to the viewing deck to capture a panoramic view of the China Snow Town, the dreamlike paradise. Have fun at Snow Town Photography Ground. At night, you could take photos of the beautiful night of China Snow Town. In the third day, you could hike to the Yangcaoshan Hill, the highest hill in the snow town at 1,235 meters above the sea level. Then you could play at Dream House and wander along the 500-meter-long Snow Charm Avenue decorated with big red lanterns. Then you could go back to Harbin. In the last two days, you could explore the breath-taking beauty of Harbin by going to Sun Island Scenic Resort, Siberian Tiger Park, Ice and Snow World, etc. You could also check Harbin tour for more about how to plan a tour in Harbin.
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