2013 Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival Tour

14/11/2012
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Plan a Harin Winter trip for the 2013 Harbin Ice and Snow International Festival?

It usually takes 4 days to enjoy the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival and visit the best of the city has to offer.

Day 1 Harbin Arrival from Beijing

Take the bullet train No.25 at the Beijing Railway Station at 7:15am heading for Harbin. The train arrives at about 15:19. Check in and have a little rest. After dinner, you can watch the Ice Lantern Show in Zhaolin Park. The magical and extraordinary ice laterns and sculptures have literally make the park an icy wonderland.

Zhaolin Park for Snow & Ice Show

Zhaolin Park for Snow & Ice Show

Day 2 Harbin

Today pay a visit to the Sun Island Park, where the Sun Island Snow Sculpture Art Expo is held every winter and you can see various awesome snow sculptures featuring different cultures. Later transfer to the Siberian Tiger Park, where you’re caged in a specially protected bus to see the tigers and lions. After lunch, enjoy some interesting ice activities (e.g. skiing, horse/dog sledding etc.), then visit the Saint Sofia Church and have a walk on the Central Street on your own pace. After dinner, visit the Ice and Snow World – As you stroll through this winter wonderland, marvel at the magnificent exquisitely-detailed, gigantic ice sculptures. View fabulous creations of notable buildings and monuments of different architectural types and styles, figures of animals, people, mythical creatures, ice slides and lanterns. When evening sets in, multicolored lights illuminate the sculptures, creating a breathtaking display of these icy works of art.

Sun Island Park

Sun Island Park

Day 3 Harbin

Enjoy skiing in the Erlongshan Ski Resort.

 

Erlongshan Ski Resort

Erlongshan Ski Resort

Day 4 Back to Beijing

Located in the center of Northeast Asia, Harbin is called the bright pearl on the Bridge of Eurasia Land. It is known for its bitterly cold winters and often called the “Ice City”, and well-known for its beautiful ice sculptures in winter and plays an important part in Sino-Russian trade.