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Zhaolin Park, about 450 meters from Harbin Central Street (Zhongyang Street), is the oldest city park of Harbin. It was firstly built in 1906. Then in 1946, It was renamed after the General Zhaolin Li, a great man in Chinese history who once made a great contribution in the Second World War.
Perched in the prosperous downtown area of Harbin City, Zhaolin Park is surrounded by towering Buildings. Locals enjoy their leisure hours here. Zhaolin Park displays two totally different natural landscape in its summer and winter. In summer, the park is covered by dense plants and plenty of flowers. It is greatly fun to have a walk here. The small parks in it, such as "Bei Yuan", "Yingyue Yuan", "Xiaonan Dao", etc, show distinctive beauty of each own. Tourists could row a little boat, taking in these beautiful sights. There are also some amusement projects in it, which could meet demands of family with children. It is really an ideal place for escaping the hot Summer time. You could even find some small animals in the park.
While winter comes, a park of jade appears. Then the famous Ice Lantern Show in Zhaolin Park, one of the several venues of Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, will come into tourists' eyes. Check the following details about Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Show.
Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Show is one of the 3 main venues of Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Every year when the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival opens, Ice Lantern Show in Zhaolin Park will also say Hi to everyone in Harbin city.
In Ice Lantern Garden Party, you must be shocked by the ice world and lantern sea. Thanks to the high-skilled artists and craftsmen, the natural ice turns to fine work of art. These works are called "Unrepeatable Fairy", because completely different works will be displayed in the party. There will also be ice sculpture competition of undergraduates. After the competition, their brilliant works will be left in the park for tourists to appreciate.
You may know about Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, but know little about this ice lantern fair. However, it is the Ice Lantern Show in Zhaolin Park that gives birth to so many activities related to ice and snow in Harbin, especially the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. Up to now, the ice lantern garden party in Zhaolin Park has already been held for 45 times. It still attracts many tourists from home and abroad.
During the Harbin Ice Lantern Show (Usually from 5th, January to 17th, February), the opening hours of Zhaolin Park is from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM. The time for ice lantern turning on is 4:00 PM. So it is advised to visit those ice lanterns at about 6:00 PM. You will take about 1 to 2 hours in it. The entrance ticket is free in the last ice lantern fair in 2019.
The accurate opening hours and tickets of the next ice lantern show is not sure now. You could check our Private Consultant for the exact information. In addition, to know more about the 36th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, you could check Having Fun on the 36th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival or contact our consultant.
Zhaolin Park is located at the Daoli District, which is about 450m from Central Street (Zhongyang Street) and is near the Stalin Park. So you could visit these 3 places together. As Zhaolin park is in the downtown area of Harbin city, so you could easily take taxi or bus to here. You could easily take Bus No.16/No. 23/No. 64/No.83/No.94 to Daoli 3rd Street Bus Station, then walk for about 500 meters to the park.
Most travellers come to Harbin to explore the beauty of Harbin’s ice and snow in Winter. For them, Habin International Ice and Snow Festival is a must-joining activity. Totally, they need to take 3 days in Harbin City. In the first day, after arriving in Harbin, they will go to Central Street where can be many hotels, and appreciate those buildings with European style. Have a delicious dinner along the street is also a perfect choice. At night, walk to take part in the ice lantern art fair in Zhaolin Park. They may take one day to explore the Harbin Ice and Snow World and Sun Island. In the last day, they could wander along the Central Street to look for Stalin Park and Saint Sophia Cathedral.>>3 Days Classic Harbin Winter Tour
Most of them may also have an in-depth Harbin tour by staying 2 more days. Then they would go to China Snow Town (No.1 snow town in China) and Yabuli Ski Resort (No.1 ski resort in China). Both of them are hot destinations around Harbin.>>5 Days Harbin Winter Tour with Yabuli Ski Resort
Generally, some travellers may choose to start from Beijing to Harbin, then they could enjoy both the snowscape in ancient palaces and icy city. If you want to explore more about the northeastern China, then you could combine your Harbin Ice and Snow Festival tour with other several cities.
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