Harbin China: Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang, is a big city in northeastern China, famous for snow scenery in winter, Harbin International and grand ancient buildings. Harbin is one of the best places for winter vacations and ski vacations for Harbin Ice Feestival, Harbin Ice and Snow World, and China Snow Town.
Harbin Highlights: Harbin has famous buildings of western style and Chinese style for you to visit, builds a wonderful ice world to be explored, and prepares many thrilling activities on ice, like skiing, ice-dancing, and snowball fight. In every winter, Harbin has a grand party for Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the Sun Island Park, and Harbin Ice Lantern Fair in Zhaolin Park, which are eye-opened to tourists and visitors.
Harbin Location: Harbin is located in Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, and close to Changchun and Shenyang.
Harbin Ice and Snow World displays a huge assembly of ice and snow carvings and sculptures, and shows tourists the charming of ice and snow, and its culture in Harbin. In this fantastic and attractive world, you can see all kinds of ice carvings, like grand castles, and beauty sculptures, and those carvings are shining in lights when night comes. Interesting activities like acrobatics, ice bike, snow go-karts, snow-mobiles, ski-skating are prepared for tourists and visitors.
China Snow Town, also named Shuangfeng Forest Farm, is renowned for great white snow scenery. Shuangfeng Forest Farm has a long time period of snowpack, from October to May, and snowpack volume could reach 2 meters. In China Snow Town, you can see snow covers everything and forms lots of shapes due to the covered, and enjoy yourself in this white world.
Saint Sophia Cathedral, is located in Harbin downtown, built by the Russians in 1907. The church is grand, magnificent, and its inside opens to the public as Harbin Architectural Art Gallery.
Zhaolin Park is a tourist site of ice and snow carvings, and every year, it holds Ice Lantern Fair. In the Fair, tourists and visitors will have a visual feast on those beautiful and amazing carvings.
♦ Must Bring:
Passport, tourist visa, credit card, mobile phone or other electronics , notes of emergency contact, & numbers of emergency calls.
♦ Don’t forget:
Book a flight, or a train, and maybe book yourself a hotel according to your itinerary.
♦ What to pack:
Clothes, medicine, umbrella, sunglass, flashlight, whistle,& skin care products.
♦ Be aware:
no lighter and knife on flight.
♦ Clothes in different seasons
Spring and Autumn: sweater, coat, long sleeve shirts, trousers, sneakers.
Summer: T-shirt, shorts, sunglasses, hat, sandal, slipper.
Winter: windbreaker, down jacket, woolen hat, mittens, boots.
Harbin Weather Notes: Harbin is a northern city, located in 40°N /113°E. It has a not-so-hot summer, and a cold, dry winter. Its winter days have a temperature of around -15℃(-4℉). Please check Harbin Climate & Weather.
Harbin is close to the north end of China, about 1230 km to Beijing, and 550 km to Shenyang. Harbin has one airport,three railways station and several bus stations.
► By flight. Harbin Taiping International Airport, is in the southwestern Harbin, about 40 km to the downtown. Harbin is such a big city in northeastern China that most other big cities have direct flights to here.
|Flight To Harbin||Beijing||Shanghai||Hangzhou||Xi’an||Chengdu||Chongqing||Guangzhou||Shenzhen|
► By train. Harbin Railway Station, Harbin East Railway Station, and Harbin West Railway Station are available for tourists and passengers. Most high speed trains go to Harbin West Railway Station, fast trains to Harbin Railway Station. Harbin is very far away from other big cities, so taking a train to Harbin would cost a lot of time, and I recommend airplane to you.
|High speed train to Harbin|
|Duration||7 h||2-2.5 h||6-7 h||12.5 h||10.5 h|
|Price for a Second-class Seat/ CNY||541.5||247||486||977.5||896|
The best time to visit Harbin is from December to February, and tourists could go to watch its spectacular winter snow scenery, and join the ice and snow festival.
How Many Days in Harbin / How Many Days Harin Needed
|One day tour||Saint Sofia Cathedral, & Harbin Ice and Snow World|
|Two day tour||Saint Sofia Cathedral, Harbin Ice and Snow World, China Snow Town, & Zhongyang Pedestrian Street|
|Three day tour||Saint Sofia Cathedral, Harbin Ice and Snow World, Yabuli Ski Resort, Zhaolin Park, China Snow Town, & Zhongyang Pedestrian Street|
► Taxi available in anytime and anywhere.
► Public bus, usually 2 yuan for a ticket.
♦ From Harbin Airport to Harbin downtown, tourists could take an airport shuttle bus, or take a taxi.
♦ To Harbin Ice and Snow World: No. 29 pubic bus passing through Harbin Railway Station.
♦ From Harbin to China Snow Town: car rental is recommended to you. If you insist on taking a bus, you need to go to Changting town first, then to China Snow Town.
Harbin, China is in northeastern China, capital of Heilongjiang.
Harbin has a really cold and long winter and a short cool summer. In winter, it snows from November to March, with an average day temperature of -15℃(-4℉).
Harbin drinks: Harbin beer
Harbin red sausage(哈尔滨红肠)
The date is not officially made, but it is around Christmas.
Yalibu Ski Resort
Jihua Ski Resort
♦ Harbin is cold in Winter. Please prepare warm cloth, like down jacket and snow boots.
♦ Hotel. Book hotel ahead of time, like one month ago, because millions of tourists would go to Harbin during Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
♦ Easy to go. Travelling on your own in Xi’an won’t be a problem to you, in that you will find modern facilities and English-speaking staff to meet you need.
♦ English will do. Airport, railway station, metro use both Chinese and English signs, attractions has English-speaking tour guide.S
♦ Smart phone, big helper. Most staff on flights, trains, and in hotels, stores and restaurants can speak English, still body language, and smart phone will do you a big favor.
♦ Useful apps. Google Maps or Baidu Map, Google Translate or Youdao Translate.
♦ VPN. VPN is what you need to browse some foreign websites and log in some foreign apps.
♦ If online booking of flight, train, attraction entrance ticket won’t work, please go to the ticket office.
♦ If you are in need of a single tour service, like car rental, please contact us. We offer tour packages, and also single tour service.