Meet Harbin in Snow Season: Discover 5 Must-Go Scenic Spots
When we talk about Harbin, the impression are - home to snow and Russia elements. Well, that is not all feature of Harbin, now we intruduce you 5 must-go places in Harbin, you will add new words into your impression.
No.1 Harbin Ice-Snow World
Yes, this is number one reason to visit Harbin in -20℃. This grand seasonal gathering stared since 1999, from December 25 to Next March (about 80 days). Here you could not only see beautiful ice schlpture, but also enjoy amusement park made by ice + kinds of shows.
The gate of Harbin Ice and Snow World, it is also made by ice from Songhua River.
No.2 Sophia Square
An ice train in Ice and Snow World.
Why not St. Sophia Church? As we know the church is just a architecture now, it is not a Orthodox Eastern Church now, but a representative Byzantine architecture. So, just walk around Sophia Square, except visiting the breautiful church by the side of square, you could also enjoy a "Little Paris in Far East".
Sophia Church on Sophia Square.
No.3 Old Outer Railway District
Night view of Sophia Square.
The cradle of Harbin - about 100 years ago, there are only tow district in Harbin, East district (Inner Railway District)for foreigner and west district (Outer Railway District)for Harbin local residents. At the beginning of the 20th century more and more local people run their business and got richer and richer; and then, the money turn into Baroque and Chinese traditional houses in Outer Railway District.
Now, some of the houses are short of maintenance, but some of them still have residents staying and doing business their. Here you could find more flavor of local Harbin.
The original flavor of Old Outer Railway District - the small shop brand contrast the Baroque element house.
No.4 Wuchang Snow Valley
The renewed part of Old Outer Railway District, but beautiful shops lost the flavor of life.
The snow valley is a little far from Harbin, it is located in the southwest of Harbin, about 2 hours driving. Here you will enjoy your life as a local famer: Home stay with the Northeast style, local style hunting wild boar, playing winter game as a local kid, etc. When you close to this valley, you will find the valley is just like a piece of Chinese ink and wash paiting.
Corn, motorcycle with hopper and rick - a normal living element of snow vally is in front of you.
No.5 Siberia Tiger Park
Ride into the snow vally forest from the village.
The park is the largest Siberia Tiger park, here you will see more than 100 Siberia Tiger, well, maybe the tiger see you, because you are "closed" in a vehicle or tourist path, and tigers are trolling in the courtyard.Except purebred Siberia Tiger, you could also see White Tiger, Snow Tiger, African Lion and Jaguar here. After visiting the cage-free area, you could spend some time with baby tigers in tiger kindergarten; or visit Science Exhibition Hall to learn more knowledge about Siberia Tiger.
Close to Siberia Tiger in field training area of the park.
The Siberia Tigers are so graceful enjoy their time in the park.