Harbin Things to Do

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  • 1. Harbin Ice Sculptures

    Not to be mistaken with snow sculptures. Ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights may not be everybody's idea of pretty but still, it wows you with its sheer size and creativity. The coloured...

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  • 2. Church of St. Sophia

    Russian influence at its peak. The St Sophia church is one of the last few remaining Russian structures left in Harbin. We learnt how another Russian church was tragically destroyed during the...

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  • 3. Sun Island Park

    Within the Sun Island Park, there is a Russian theme village. The entrance ticket is a mock of a Russian passport and inside, you can find Russian style buildings. Enter the buildings to see how a...

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  • 4. Siberian Tiger Park

    Tiger park... you'd think it is just a name. But apparently they have a wonderful National Park where tigers and lions live in the wild. Actually, we went there because my Australian's friend Chinese...

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  • 5. Historical Harbin - Centre Street

    There's a square beside St. Sophia Church that feels oddly like Europe. Look at the photos, don't you feel the same? Walk on Zhaolin Jie away from St. Sophia Church to reach Zhaolin Park where the ice...

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  • 6. Temple of Bliss

    This is a very active Buddhist Temple, with plenty of rich atmosphere. It would be a shame not to visit Jile Si if you are in Harbin. Jile Si is not an ancient temple, so most of the statuary has an...

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  • 7. Heilongjiang Gardens and Museum

    Late October isn't the best time to visit a botanical garden, many would say. Most of the leaves have dropped, the few that remain, despite their best efforts, do little to cover up the surrounding...

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  • 8. Jile Buddhist Temple

    Built in 1920 this is the largest modern Buddhist temple in Heilongjang Province. The temple is found in the Nangang District of Harbin near the junction of East Dazhi Street and South Shisi Street....

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  • 9. Harbin Zoo

    Just across from the secondary gate to Harbin Engineering University is a really great culture park. It has a huge 'London Eye' that costs 40Y per person. There is a little zoo with bears and I think...

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  • 10. Disney Ice Festival

    There is a Disney Ice Festival in a park in Daqing close to the hotel. It has a Disney characters scattered aroung the park, but the real interesting thing is the Ice Carving. Teams from around the...

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  • 11. Japanese Germ Warfare Experimental Base

    This is the Japanese equivalent to Belsen or Auschwitz but with added macabre twists to the methods of human experimentation and extermination. Whilst of specialist interest to only a few it is worth...

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  • 12. The Songhuajiang

    Much of the blame for the flooding, both here and further south on the Yangtze, was laid squarely on poor environmental management that over decades has removed much of the forest cover in the...

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  • 13. Unit 731Museum

    Ironically probably put harbin onto the world map for all the wrong reasons. This is where the japanese conducted germ and biological tesing on chinese citzens and western POW's after they occupied...

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  • 14. Dragon Tower

    The Dragon Tower is pretty neat. It is pretty expensive to go to the top, but when is the next time you will be in Harbin? From the top you can see the amazing amount of air pollution, but you can...

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  • 16. Winter Sports

    If you have the opportunity, witness winter swimming by the local elderly. It is a sport that requires precaution, specialised training and adequate warmup lest...

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  • 17. ski! russian atmos!

    take a 2hour train ride up north to the ski village locally known as Yabuli. 40RMBamazing beginner's slope! go to the farthest ski resort. lotsa people though...

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  • 18. Waging War Against Water

    In late November 2005, the water in Harbin's Songhua River was polluted by an industrial accident and the city stopped obtaining drinking water from that...

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  • 19. Blues Bar

    This place is a must see on anyone's nightlife list for Harbin. It is essentially a Russian style disco with chinese DJ's. the DJ's really know how to get the...

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  • 20. Indoor activities for young kids

    If you visit Harbin in winter with kids then at some stage you will want them to have a good run around. If you have trouble finding somewhere every Carrefour...

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  • 21. Sexy new york style bar - Box Club

    Just randomly got the business card for this place and went to check it out. Very slick but also good chill out lounges. The card really intrigued me, it says...

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  • 22. Harbin is a great place to go!! It gets cold there

    Harbin is Chinas northern city. Four Saesons. Very cold to mild summers. Long growing seasons for the corn and wheat fields. Harbin area has a lot to offer. I...

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  • 23. Harbin is a old city! Lots if history!!

    You need a open mind going around China. Lots of old stuff. This is the real people. They like it there. Harbin has old and new areas. I stayed around the...

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  • 24. Getting around HArbin and other cities!

    I took the train almost everywhere. I went from Harbin to Qigihar the most northern city. Looks like Alaska and the Alaska people. Also went from HArbin down to...

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  • 25. Foot Massage for Frozen Feet

    The great thing to do when in Harbin is getting foot massage - especially when you have some frostbites in between the toes! It's a wonderful feeling cos I get...

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