The Song Hua river is one...
The Song Hua river is one beautiful place to visit in all four seasons, during summer, people swim and play in the water and on beaches; in the winter, there are even more things to that people enjoy, they ice ski on the river surface and there are play grounds on the side too. there are shopping centers in the center city where all kind of sores lay on the side of the streets and there is one street in the center city where cars are not allowed to enter, people in all ages could take a nice relexing work on that particular street with out hearing any car or other transportation. there are also lot of fine restaurants; big ones, midium ones, and small ones, you can go into any of them and get the best services. i have been living there most of my life which is about 13 years, The fondest memory of harbin to me is every winter the speial ice show where people go with there loved ones and share the warm feeling with their loved once in the special cold winter.
Beijing Police Museum @ The Dragon Tower
Why the Beijing Police Museum? I have absolutely no idea, but this small museum at the foot of the Dragon Tower is actually quite entertaining.
Not a single panl or description is in English, but the photographs are fairly self-explanatory.
It's all heroic police officers, firemen and friendly riot police in balaclavas stuff.
There is a selection of weapons and some ancient (Ming?) handcuffs and stocks.
You can only get in by going up the tower (see separate review) but this is actually a good sideshow.
Harbin ice and snow festival
well i wouldnt say a "must see", its worth a look if you are already up here in harbin
otherwise stay down south, its hotter!
the festival is a tourist rip off now, used to be much better, but everything costs money nowadays
10 yuan for this, 10 yuan for that
dont get me wrong, its still cheap, but it aint fun!
this year (2004/5) i noticed far less people there, thats the result of overcharging!
The Heilonggijang Provincial...
The Heilonggijang Provincial Museum (HPM) is an integrated museum for almost 80 years of its history. With the initial name of 'Manchuria Research Society', HPM was originaly build on June 12, 1923. The present name was adopted in 1954. The exibitions in HPM are: 'Heilongijang History Exibition', 'Nature exihibition' (all kinds of stuffed or preserved animals from Dino's up to current species) and the 'Deng Sanmu's Calligraphy and Carving Art exhibition'.
The history exibition was the most interesting form me and featured art work and daily objects from 5000 bc up till now. All captations where in chineese but the dates where in arabic figures, so I least I could figure out when what was made or used.
China, Heilongjiang, Harbin 2005, January, 05-10
I went Harbin to see the snow and ice sculptures. The weather was cold on the first day. You can get used to it.
One can find the snow sculptures on Sun Island. You can walk across the Song4Hua1Jiang1 which is frozen.
Ice pieces can be found in Zhao4Lin2 Park.
Try also the underground shopping alleys.