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Day One in Harbin (Video) Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Culture

Explore China’s “Ice City” in our new mini-series about “48 Hours in Harbin.” This video goes along with the written post detailing your itinerary for day one.

Day One in Harbin

Hang out on the frozen Songhua River at the “Ice and Snow Happy Valley,” take a stroll in Stalin Park, admire the sculptures at the Snow Expo, and wind down with a Russian dinner and views of the beautiful cathedral.


  • Ice City (冰城 – bīng chéng)
  • Ice and Snow Happy Valley (冰雪欢乐谷 – bīng xuě huān lè gǔ)
  • Songhua River (松花江 – sōng huā jiāng)
  • on-ice bicycle (冰上自行车 – bīng shàng zì xíng chē)
  • ice skating (滑冰 – huá bīng)
  • big slide (大滑梯 – dà huá tī)
  • Stalin Park (斯大林公园 – sī dà lín gōng yuán)
  • ping pong (乒乓球 – pīng pāng qiú)
  • cable car (缆车 – lǎn chē)
  • Sun Island (太阳岛 – tài yáng dǎo)
  • Snow Expo (雪博会 – xuě bó huì)
  • Russian restaurant (俄罗斯饭店 – è luó sī fàn diàn)
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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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