About Harbin

Harbin is served as the capital city as well as the largest city of Heilongjiang Province. Located in the central area of Northeast China, Harbin is regarded as a shining pearl linking with Eurasia Bridge. Complimented as "Ice City" with gorgeous winter scenery contributed to the severe winter, Harbin creates one of the four biggest World Ice and Snow Festival with colorful and interesting activities and performances. It has never stopped to attract travelers home and abroad to attend this gala to get the fully festive fun and laughter. Harbin even surprisingly is reputed as the "Oriental Paris" and "Oriental Moscow". That is not only results from its dense European and Russian architectural relics to make one wonder walking in a Western City, but because, beyond your imagination, that new designs from Paris and Moscow first reached here before Shanghai in the 1920s, which made people treat Harbin as China's Fashion Capital.

Top Attractions

Harbin has many amazing sites concentrated on both banks of Songhua River. On the north bank, travelers can immerse yourselves into Ice and Snow World, Sun Island Scenic Resort, Harbin Pole Aquarium and see Siberian tigers at Siberian Tiger Park; on the south bank, travelers can pay a visit to Stalin Park or Zhaolin Park, enjoy leisurely walk to St. Sophia Church and Zhongyang Street to feel exotic Russian flavor. To travel out of Harbin downtown area, Yabuli Ski Resort is the best choice for skiing fun. You can also go to the China Snow Town, the no.1 snow town of China for terrific snow and village landscape.



Harbin Ice and Snow World


Saint Sophia Cathedral



China Snow Town


Yabuli Ski Resort

Get to Harbin
Travelers can take flights and high speed trains to reach Harbin. Harbin Taiping International Airport is located in the southeast of Harbin, about 41 kilometers’ driving distance away (about 40 minutes). There are about 100 airlines linking with popular international cities (like Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Moscow, Phuket Island, etc.) and many domestic cities (like Beijing (2 hrs), Dalian (1.5 hrs), Qingdao (2 hrs), Jinan (2 hrs), Xian (3 hrs), Shanghai (3 hrs), Chengdu (3.5-4 hrs), Ordos (2.5 hrs), Hangzhou (3 hrs), Guangzhou (4-4.5 hrs), Xiamen (4-4.5hrs), Wuhan (3-3.5 hrs), Sanya (5 hrs), etc.). Both airport shuttle (Line 1, 2, 3 and 4) and taxi are available running between airport and downtown area.

The mainly used train stations in Harbin are Harbin Railway Station and Harbin West Railway Station. Harbin Railway Station is situated in the downtown area, within several kilometers away from the famous tourist attractions. It has D trains linking with Beijing for 7.5 hours, Jilin for 2 hours, Shenyang for 2-3 hours, Changchun for 1-1.5 hours, etc.

Harbin West Railway Station is used for high speed train station, located in the southwest of Harbin Railway Station, about 9 kilometers away. It has high speed trains (D trains and G trains) running between Harbin and Beijing (7~8 hrs), Changchun (1 hr), Shenyang (2.5~3 hrs), Dalian (4~5 hrs), Jilin (2-3 hrs), Qingdao (11 hrs), Shanghai (12.5 hrs), Tianjin (6.5 hrs), Jinan (8.5 hrs), Wuhan (13 hrs), etc.

Get around Harbin
Apart from having fun within the city downtown and suburb of Harbin, many tourists also choose to travel further to discover more winter inspiration surrounding Harbin. You can visit Yabuli Ski Resort by car for 3 hours, China Snow Town for 5-6 hours, etc. Furthermore, direct buses and coaches are available to both those tourist spots. Besides, there are some trains to Yabuli, which needs another transfer to get to the spots.