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Harbin Ice and Snow World

The Harbin Ice and Snow World is one of the largest ice and snow theme parks in the world, with an area of 600,000 square meters. It is also the irreplaceable landmark of Harbin Cityand world-known ice and snow tourism brand. It features more than 2,000 ice sculptures, landscapes, ice castles, rides and stage shows. It is literally a man-made winter fairyland. It is seen as “Disneyland of Ice and Snow”.

As part of the International Ice and Snow Festival of Harbin, the Harbin Ice and Snow World officially opened for the 20th consecutive year. The park is each winter built with ice rather than commonly used construction materials. There will be delicate ice and snow sculptures built under different themes in every year. Tourists could be fascinated by beautiful night view of the park, when these sculptures are decorated by colorful lights. Various interesting cultural activities and winter sports are also what you can’t miss in Winter of Harbin. There is also an indoor ice and snow paradise which can satisfy those who want to explore a cool icy world in Summer!

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Top Things to Do in Harbin Ice and Snow World

As an amusement park themed with ice and snow, Harbin Ice and Snow World will give you far more than what you can image. You can read the following to know more.

Admiring Gorgeous Ice and Snow Structures

As you enter into Ice and Snow World, you will be amazed by such a wonder-like park from block of ice and snow. These sculptures are often record-breaking in size. Some structures are over three stories high and show very intricate designs. The scenery in front of you is so mind-blowing and visually magnificent, making a highlight of you China trip during winter.

Arrive at the park before sunset and you will get an opportunity to observe the ice structures clearly before they are lit. Impressive as they are during the daytime, at night they become magic. The multicolored lights embedded in the ground illuminate the ice structures, showing a completely different colorful dimension. These light illuminations of the ice add a surreal kaleidoscope of color to northeastern China's bitter winters. Against the dark night sky, the bright and dazzling lights look more astonishing.

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Savoring the Exquisite Art

Hundreds of ice engravings and snow sculptures in large scale will be exhibited, containing some award-winning works in international competitions. The exhibition is made up of international ice engraving competition, ice and snow LED lighting competition, ice and snow photography show, ice and snow oil painting show and some other forms of art themed in ice and snow. The most marvelous is the ice or snow carving in different shapes. In 2019, tourists got a delightful surprise by seeing scenes of the hot game - Arena of Valor in this wonderland. Most of the iconic characters and places in this famous game were built with ice and snow. Furthermore, those popular iconic buildings in the past years have also been shown.

Only by visiting Harbin Ice and Snow World, you can savor the exquisite art to enjoy the highest-level artistic taste and technology.

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Joining Ice and Snow Activities

Apart from feasting your eyes on the amazing colorful illuminated ice and snow sculptures and wonderful performance, you can also take part in various interesting cultural activities and winter sports. The recreation area always covers about 200,000 square meters, over 20 options. Ice sports include skating, curling, sleighing, ice biking, ice slide, spinning top on ice, etc. while snow sports include skiing, snow football, snow circling, making a snowman, making snowballs and throwing snowballs and so on.

The 320-meter long ice slide is the enthusiasm of the players, by which you will have a feeling of speed and passion. Ice and Snow World is a good choice for a family outing in the winter for there is a Parent-kid Paradise in which parents and kids can have a good time to play together and get a close contact with nature.

Furthermore, the splendid shows presented by skillful actors will impress you most. There is a show combining dancing, acrobatics and many other forms of art is themed with ice and snow. You can also see many other kinds of shows, like catwalk, puppet opera, etc. At the Dream Stage, tourists even could dance with the actors!

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Indoor Ice and Snow Theme Park

The Ice and Snow World is only opened during the Ice and Snow Festival. If you plan to visit Harbin in other seasons, such as Summer and Autumn, you can take the indoor Ice and Snow Paradise as a substitution. Occupying an area of 6,000 square meters, the indoor Ice and Snow Paradise is newly built in the scenic area of the Ice and Snow World. It can be visited all the year around. Even in summer, the temperature in the Ice and Snow Paradise keeps about -8℃ ~ -5℃. Despite much smaller the Ice and Snow World, it offers magnificent ice and snow sculptures, colorful lanterns, exquisite ice artworks, cultural activities and winter sports as well.

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Harbin Ice and Snow World Themes

In every year, one different theme will be set in Harbin Ice and Snow World. According to the theme, different buildings will be constructed. In 2019, Harbin Ice and Snow World officially opened for the 20th consecutive year. In this year, Harbin Ice and Snow World was themed with “Ice and Snow Are Invaluable Assets”, looking back on the past years’ achievement and looking forward to the future. As the result, this time the park showed the classic ice and snow sculptures in the previous years, showing Harbin’s rapid development in the past years. It also cooperated with Tencent, one of the China’s BAT(Baidu, Alibaba & Tencent), to build the part of “Arena of Valor”, a hot game of Tencent. This shows the youth and vigor of this city.

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Harbin Ice and Snow World Ticket

Items Tickets Note
Adult Ticket ¥300/person You can play for one day.
Adult Ticket/2 Days ¥520/person You can enter the park for any
times you like in the two days
Preferential Ticket ¥200/person 1. Children younger than 18-year-old (Including 18-year-old),
and higher than 1.2 meters'high.
2. Students younger than 24-year-old,
and with bachelor degree(or below bachelor degree).
3. The old with 65~70-year-old.
(Including 65 years'old, but not 70 years'old)
Online Ticket ¥310/person 1. Book at least 3 hours in advance.
2. Each Id Card can only book 3 tickets.
¥330/person Buy when you use.
Team Ticket ¥300/person 1. Only when the team number is more than 50(including 50).
2. You need to enter the park at the same time.
3. The ticket can only be bought with the letter of introduction of units.
Free Ticket Free 1. Children shorter than 1.2 meters.
2. The old older than 70-year-old (Including 70-year old).

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

 

Harbin Ice and Snow World Opening Hours

Winter is the best time to visit Harbin Ice and Snow World. Harbin Ice and Snow World often opens during Winter of Harbin. It is not sure about when it will reopen in next winter. In 2019, Harbin Ice and Snow World usually opens from the 23th, December of the last year to 17th, February. In 23th, December, it opens at 16:00~21:30, and it opens at 11:00~21:30 from 24th, December to 17th, February. You can contact us about the exact time of its opening at the next time. However, you could go to visit the Indoor Ice and Snow Theme Park even in Summer. To know the exact time and location for the stunning Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, you can head to Having Fun on the 2020 36th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival 2020 in China for every detail.

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Harbin Ice and Snow World Shows Schedules

Items Time
Ice and Snow European Show 16:50-17:40 18:20-19:10 19:50-20:40
Dream Stage T Show 17:10-17:20 18:10-18:20 19:10-19:20 20:10-20:20
Dream Stage Participatory Dance 17:20-17:50 18:20-18:50 19:20-19:50 20:20-20:50
Ice and Snow T Station 17:40-17:55 18:40-18:55 19:40-19:55 20:40-20:55
Drama for Children 17:10-17:25 18:10-18:25 19:10-19:25 20:10-20:25
6D Cinima 11:30-11:45 12:00-12:15 12:30-12:45 13:00-13:15
13:30-13:45 14:00-14:15 14:30-14:45 15:00-15:15
15:30-15:45 16:00-16:15
Mini Show (Queue Area of 6D Cinima) Every 15 min at 15:00-20:00
Mini Show (Queue Area of long Slide)
Mini Show (Queue Area of Ice and Snow European Show) 16:25-16:40 17:55-18:10 19:25-19:40

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

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Harbin Ice and Snow World Location

Harbin Ice and Snow World is located in the downtown area of Harbin City, north to Songhua River and west to Sun Island.

  • 40 km away from Harbin Taiping International Airport, 45 min's driving
  • 15 km away from Harbin Xiangfang Railway Station, 40 min's driving
  • 12 km away from Harbin West Railway Station, 30 min's driving
  • 10 km away from Harbin Railway Station, 30 min's driving
  • 23 km away from Harbin East Railway Station, 40 min's driving
  • 12 km away from Harbin North Railway Station, 20 min's driving
  • 5 km away from Sun Island, 30 min's driving
  • 2.6 km away from Harbin Polarland, 7 min's driving
  • 7 km away from Central Street, 20 min's driving
  • 7 km away from Stalin Park, 20 min's driving
  • 8 km away from St.Sophia Church, 30 min's driving
  • 8 km away from Zhaolin Park, 25 min's driving
  • 10 km away from Siberian Tiger Park, 20 min's driving
  • 10 km away from Heilongjiang Provincial Museum, 25 min's driving

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Warm Tips for Your Travel in Harbin Ice and Snow World

1. Keep yourself warm while touring in Harbin. you don’t need to wear too many in indoors. However, when you go out for outdoor activities, you have to wear more to prevent yourself from getting cold. Just wear as warm as you can, and wear multiple layers, so you can take them off when heat up.

2. The old older than 70 years’ old should be escorted by family member.

3. When you have some outdoor activities, keep your camera, telephone and other electronic equipment warm to work with battery. You can also take several batteries to keep your camera working.

4. If you are not live in cold places, then those thick clothes sold in your country may not be cold-proof enough in Harbin. Therefore, you could buy down jacket in Harbin.

5. While you have some winter activities with a little risk like skiing, etc, you should listen to your coach and keep yourself safe.

6. If you accidentally have some frostbite, remember not to warm it with hot water but ask help from doctors.

7. Bring sunglasses in case of snow blindness.

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How to Plan a Harbin Tour with Harbin Ice and Snow World

There is no doubt that Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is the biggest highlight of your Harbin tour. It is well worth your coming. If your time is limited, you’d better spend around 3 days attending this ice and snow carnival. All the major locations are covered including International Ice Sculpture at Harbin Ice and Snow World (a gorgeous firework display will be on January 5), International Snow Sculpture Art Fair on Sun Island, and Ice Lantern Show at Zhaolin Park. China Discovery has designed the festival tour which will best suit for you.

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For the visitors have 1-2 days more in Harbin, they will explore the hot destinations around Harbin city. If you are a ski amateur or a professional skier, you will no doubt create lifelong happy memories in Yabuli Ski Resort. And if you desire snow villages and sunrise over snow hills more, China Snow Town should on your travel list.

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Some travelers would like to travel in winter to see different unique side of China that they usually cover Beijing and Harbin into one trip with a high speed train from Beijing to Harbin. It may take 6 to 7 days with two hot destinations in winter. If you want a complete China tour for about 8 days, you can plan it accordingly - Beijing - Harbin - Shanghai.

Travel Harbin and Other Places in China With China Discovery

You may be confused about how to plan a Harbin tour and you may worry about the transfers along your tour. Why not contact us? China Discovery could offer you the highly convenient service of private transfer, by which you will save time and free from worry. Our private driver will escort you along your whole trip and you don’t need to transfer for several times. Meanwhile, our local tour guide will guide you to have an in-depth tour in Harbin. If you have your own interests and concerns about the trip, you could just contact our private consultant. They will help you to make your own tour plan. In addition, you could just ask us if you want to travel to any other places in China. We will try our best to meet your needs.

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[Important] Travel News for Expats: China travel is reopening now! Travel with China Discovery and learn about where to visit & requirements for each destination! Read Details >