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Day Two in Harbin (Video) Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

Our 48-hour adventure in China’s winter wonderland of Harbin continues. After checking out the Snow Expo on Day One, it’s time to hit the main event of the annual Ice and Snow Festival. Day Two includes a visit to the Siberian Tiger Park, the Ice and Snow World, and a stroll along the city’s Central…

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48 Hours in Harbin (Part Two) Posted by on Jan 30, 2017

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in 60 Seconds

Hopefully you got some good rest in a nice warm bed after that big first day in Harbin. After playing on the frozen river, checking out the Snow Expo, and enjoying the smaller ice festival at Zhaolin Park, it’s time to go big on the second day. Speaking of big, the day starts out with…

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

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. 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…

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48 Hours in Harbin (Part One) Posted by on Jan 23, 2017

Located in the Northeast region of China known as Dongbei (东北 – dōng běi), the city of Harbin (哈尔滨 – hā ěr bīn) is one of the top places to visit in winter. Known as China’s “Ice City” (冰城 – bīng chéng), the capital of Heilongjiang province is a winter wonderland if there ever was…

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Harbin Snow Sculpture Expo Posted by on May 3, 2013

Thanks to its freezing temperatures, Harbin can play host to an annual Snow Sculpture Expo. Artists from all over the world come to show off their talents, carving very detailed snow sculptures. Enjoy a short video tour from the comfort of your home instead of freezing your butt off there in person! 松花江 – sōng…

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Harbin – China’s Ice City (Part One) Posted by on Mar 31, 2013

Usually when people take a vacation, they opt for some place tropical. Sunshine, relaxing on the beach, and swimming in the sea are the preferred activities. Earlier this year, we chose instead to take a short trip to one of the coldest places in China – Harbin. The “Ice City” plays host to a massive…

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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Posted by on Feb 17, 2013

In the nearly four years that I’ve been living in China, there’s only one place that I’ve visited on three separate occasions – Harbin (哈尔滨 – hā ěr bīn), the capital city of northeast China’s Heilongjiang province (黑龙江省 – hēi lóng jiāng shěng). Originally financed by the Russian Empire at the end of the 19th…

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