The distinctly Russian feel of this northern city comes from onion domes and facades of old buildings and boulevards and even the hearty Northeastern Chinese and Russian cuisines served up in Harbin's most popular restaurants. Harbin may be best known for its Siberian tiger reserve and the yearly Harbin Ice Festival, when sites around the city become winter wonderlands of neon-lit ice castles and reproductions of world monuments.
If you are unafraid of sub-zero temperatures and crave the exhilaration of skiing amidst beautiful scenery in an area where snow falls 150 days a year, this might be the destination for you. Nestled in the Binxi Nationwide Forest Park, Jihua Ski Resort is a fantastic stop for winter sports, and at just 38 km (24 mi) from Harbin, you can easily make a day trip or two into the city to ogle at the ... >>
The green, onion-domed roof and Byzantine architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral might not fit into any other city in ... >>
Witness the Siberian tigers, some of China’s last great wildlife, in the biggest natural refuge of its kind in the ... >>
Get your ski pants on and head out to the Harbin Ice and Snow World to witness the largest ice and snow art exhibition ... >>