The Harbin Ice Festival, started in 1985, is held annually from January 5 and lasts for over one month. Harbin is the capital city of Heilongjiang Province and this is China's original and greatest ice artwork festivalattracting hundreds of thousands of local people and visitors from all over the world.
Harbin Ice and Snow World
First set-up by the Harbin Municipal Government in 1999Harbin Ice and Snow World is by far the largest ice and snow art exhibition in the world. It is commonly referred to as possessing four of the key mosts: the most art attractions. the most beautiful night views, the most recreational activities and the most forms of entertainment. Furthermore, the festival is constantly evolving and each year brings with it a new theme, providing visitors with a totally unique experience from one year to the next. The ice carvings at the Harbin Ice and Snow World are regarded as some of the world's finest examples of ice art, with visitors able to admire some of the largest and most majestic ice-sculpted masterpieces. Each of these ice carvings are designed in some way related to the festival's theme, enabling travelers to sample a variety of cultural flavors. For example,  in its first year the festival's layout was designed around the idea of Prosperous China and High-flying Longjiang, with the ice carvings depicting the rapid development of the country. In 2005, the theme wasFriendship between China and Russia", with all the sculptures fashioned in a typical Russian style. Among them were replicas of some of Russia's most famous architecturesuch as the East Palaceand Moscow's Red Square. Understandably, the best time to travel to Harbin is during the winter. The Harbin Ice Festival is held either in late December or in early January, and for those who dream of a proper winter experience, Harbin Ice and Snow World is the place to make those dreams become a reality.



Manchurian Tiger Park: The biggest breeding center of Manchurian tigers in the world, there are more than 800 tigers.

Manchurian Tiger Park 

Confucius Temple: It was built in 1926, it is the largest, highest rank, best preserved, Qing dynasty architectural feature temple in northeast region of China.

Confucius Temple    Confucius Temple

Ji Le Buddhist Temple: It is the biggest Buddhist temple in the northeast area of China. It is the place for Buddhists worship. It fully shows the characteristics of Chinese temple architecture.


Harbin in-door Ice sclpture exhibition in summer: It was first built in 1999. Actually, it is a large-scale exhibition hall of ice and snow sculptures and art. It shows to people the spectacular charm of the snow art and snow tourism. The works of the snow art are like a huge snow epic picture.


Sun island Park: It is a famous scenic spot to prevent sunstroke. It has an area of 38 square kilometers. It got the name of the island - "the Sun Island" because of two reasons. One reason is that the islands shape is like the sun. The other reason is that there are full of thin sands, which are spectacularly hot under the sun. The island is surrounded by rivers, so the scenery is very beautiful.

Sun island Park    Sun island Park

Flood Control Monument: Located in the southern of Songhua River, it is the symbol of this hero city, tower height 22.5m

Flood Control Monument     Flood Control Monument

Zhongyang Street: a pedestrian only street, the 1.4-km long street is a veritable museum of European architectural styles, including Baroque and Byzantine facades, Jewish architectural wonders.
Zhongyang Street     Zhongyang Street

St. Sophia Church: IT is the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East, the church occupies a floor space of 721 square meters and measures 53.35 meters in height.

St.Sophia Church       St. Sophia Church 

There is a big event in Harbin in July, you would not want to miss it: Harbin International Beer Festival

beer festival     beer festival