Harbin – Ice City Comes Alive in Winter

In the Heilongjiang Province of northeastern China, the capital city Harbin comes alive in winter especially with the opening of Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival (usually starts on Jan 5th and lasts for around one month). The city turns into a huge theme park – everything is made of snow and ice. Blocks of ice are carved into gorgeous buildings and sculptures of various shapes and sizes lining on the banks of frozen Songhua River. How fantastic to be here with the children!

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The Ice and Snow festival will be mainly held in Ice & Snow World”, Sun Island, and Zhaolin Park, where you are going to see the ice lanterns, the most luxurious and impressive ice sculptures, strung up with lights and music. Go for hitting the slope in nearby Yabuli Ski Resort – the largest and best of its kind in China with approximately 150 days good for skiing, and those fabulous winter activities everywhere, like dog sledding, snowmobile driving…

China’s most popular winter destinations…

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When touring Harbin in winter, make sure that casually wander down Zhongyang Pedestrian Street housing a large number of European-style structures, have a cup of hot coffee in a Russian café, watching locals flying kites, skating, having horse rides etc. , and have a visit to Siberian Tiger Park and St. Sophia Church.

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