Harbin (Ice Festival) Travel Guide
哈尔滨Snow and ice festivals have taken place in Harbin for decades, mainly in Zhaolin Park south of the river. In 2000, winter events began on Sun island featuring large buildings and structures which dwarfed previous activities in Zhaolin Park. However the intimacy, ice carving contest and night lighting in Zhaolin Park still make it a must see in addition to the activities on Sun Island. On Sun Island you can visit Ice and Snow World which is especially nice when lit up in the evening. It is a colorful city of ice. Rather than using ice as a building material, you can see structures made of snow at the Snow Sculpture Park on Sun Island. A walk up the Zhongyang Pedestrian Street makes for great people watching, architecture spotting, coffee, snacks, dining, photo opportunities, and of course shopping. A hotel on this street is recommended for convenience.
When to visitHarbin is a northerly place with a climate similar to Minnesota or Norway. Winter is cold and dry, summer is warm and pleasant. There is a full 4 seasons. Most likely it will be cold when you go to Harbin since that is the time of the Snow and Ice festival as well as ski season
NightlifeHarbin Ice and Snow World Zhaolin Park Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
Near Harbin (Ice Festival)Yabuli International Ski Resort
Longitude: 45.775665; Latitude: 126.623955. Satellite view does not match the Map view due to Google's rendering.
Customized with highlights by The China Guide
3 Days • CNY 1,280
This tour is especially designed for people passing through China and entering on the three day transit visa, which is issued on arrival to approved countries. If you are on your way around the world and passing by Beijing or Shanghai, its a great opportunity to stop in for a look. For more details on the three day visa issued at the airport see our Visa section.
1 Day • CNY 520
This Beijing one day tour takes you on the highlights of the city and out of town to one of the better sections of the Great Wall. As with all our tours we offer superior guides, no commission shopping stops, meals in local restaurants and free bottled water in the vehicle. There are no hidden or extra costs, we even include the cable car tickets up at the wall and a free option to come down on a...
3 Days • CNY 1,150
Ask about child discounts, it depends on their age and height. This is an example of a Beijing family tour which can be further modified to suite your needs. We can add airport transfers and family friendly hotels. Our guides are experienced at working with families and will be flexible and helpful. Other interesting attractions for families include the Railway Museum, Kungfu Show, Chaoyang Park,...
6 Days • CNY 2,170
This is an itinerary only parents with young children will understand. If you have children who have a nap as part of their daily routine, then this itinerary might be the right fit. We pick you up in the morning according to your schedule, have a morning activity and then return you to your hotel for a nap. Then in mid-afternoon we will pick you up again for another outing on most days. This...
1 Day • CNY 410
Hike from Jinshanling to Erqu on a partially restored and partially wild section of the Great Wall. This hike takes 2 to 5 hours depending on your speed. We suggest you take your time, enjoy the views and take lots of photographs. We can optionally do a longer hike between Jinshanling and Gubeikou. This is a 5 to 8 hour hike and is more difficult. The Gubeikou section of the wall is more wild and...
1 Day • CNY 630
Visiting the Terracotta Warriors, Qinshihuang's Tomb, the Huaqing Hotsprings and Banpo Ancient Village you will see a huge amount of archaeology in one day. Our no-shopping tour gives you only time seeing the sights and no surprise side-trips to overpriced factories. We can customize this tour itinerary for you and can add a hotel, train or plane tickets.
1 Day • CNY 570
This tour starts and ends its day at your cruise ship in Shanghai. We will pick you up and drop you off again. If you are traveling with others and join together then the cost for this tour will be reduced. We can customize the itinerary if you have some activities you would like to change on the second day. As with all our tours we give American style service.
14 Days • CNY 12,260
This tour goes to some of China's most iconic locations, the highlight being the Yangtze river cruise. We offer the Century cruise line in this itinerary, a five star ship we feel offers great quality at a reasonable price. Depending on your travel schedule and preferences we can adjust the ship selection, please work with our agent to finalize the best choice for you. We do not include...
Hong Kong → Guilin → Li River Cruise → Yangshuo → Chongqing → Yangtze River Cruises → Yichang → Shanghai → Beijing
3 Days • CNY 1,450
This tour allows visitors to experience the highlights of Hangzhou. Featuring prominently in this trip is Hangzhou's West Lake, which has inspired painters and poets from all over China for centuries. Boating and cycling around the lake, as well as witnessing the spectacular Impressions West Lake show, are some of China's most magical experiences. In addition, visitors will see some of...
Visit the amazing Longmen Grottos and the White Horse Temple in this one day, private no shopping tour. Take your time and enjoy the Longmen Grottos.