Russia's influence can be seen first-hand in the Daoliqu district of Harbin. The surrounding buildings, which were built in the early 1900's, display strong characteristics of Russian architecture and include turrets, cupolas and spires.
With the very cold winters, Harbin has become a natural location for an annual ice festival. Held each year from the 5th January until the end of February, Harbin plays host to the Ice Lantern Festival. Here, many local and International sculptors create huge multi-coloured ice lanterns and vivid ice and snow carvings. There is also an abundance of ice-based sports played at this time.
Discover the history of the Russian Jews who immigrated to Harbin in the early 1900's.
Siberian Tiger Park
Located adjacent to Sun Island you will find the Siberian Tiger Park. Here, the park has reared more than 500 of these beautiful and endangered pure-bred Siberian Tigers. There will be the opportunity to view many of the vivacious little tigers as well as some of the fierce fully grown tigers.
Running along the Songhua River, Stalin Park is a popular place for locals and tourists to enjoy a stroll amongst the trees, statues and cafes.
Sun Island Park
On the other side of the river from Stalin Park, Sun Island covers nearly 4000 hectares and includes gardens, forests and a science and Technology Museum.
Yabuli Ski Resort
Yabuli Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in China, with 11 runs and 9 lifts. Located 200kms south-east of Harbin, the ski season here lasts for approx 4 months, December to March.