Snow Valley

Snow Valley is located in the construction area of Dongsheng Forest Farm, Shanhe Town Forestry Bureau, Wuchang City, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. The snow valley covers an area of 14,654 hectares in total, with an average snow depth of 1 to 3 meters.

Snow Valley is also known as Dongsheng Forest Farm. It is separated from the Snow Country (ie. Shuangfeng Forest Farm) by a mountain of Leymus Chinensis. Usually, the trekking route from the Snow Valley to the Snow Country refers to crossing the mountain of Leymus. Many tourists prefer Snow Valley after they have been to the Snow Valley to the Snow Country, because it has not been deeply commercialized so far, so it is simpler and more original.

The Snow Valley is a small mountain village, and you can visit it in less than an hour. After driving into the small village, there is a small hill on the left hand side of the village, and you can walk across a bridge, where you can overlook the whole village. In the evening, the scenery of the snow valley is the most charming. The setting sun and the smoky smoke restore the scene of the most primitive village in the northeast, and it looks like a Chinese ink painting.

Many tourists will choose to go to the Snow Valley from Harbin for a group or charter car, and hike up the mountain of Leymus the next morning to experience Yang Zirong’s journey through the forest sea and snowy plains in the film of “Take the Tiger Mountain”. Over the mountain, you will arrive at the Snow Country. On the way, you will pass the top of Leymus Chinensis. The snowy field here is very open, with few trees and good snow quality. You can take pictures of the magnificent landscape of blue sky and white snow, and it is also a resort for watching the sunrise.

The Snow Country is located on the sunny side of the mountain of Leymus, and the Snow Valley is on the dark side of the mountain. Therefore, the snow in this area will be thicker in winter. When crossing the Mountain, you must be careful not to leave the main road and go deep into the mountains, let alone enter the mountain. This small village has a small population. Many people in the village run hotels and also have a kiosk selling food and common equipment.

St Sofia Orthodox Church

St Sofia Orthodox Church is the most typical Byzantine building that is preserved in China. Due to the increase in the number of believers, a second reconstruction ceremony was held in 1923, which was completed in 1932 and remains to today. Having an history of nearly 100 years old, this building is magnificent, simple and elegant, and it is featuring fascinating colors. Its architecture uses traditional architectural methods and is as famous as Central Street. The entire square embodies the beautiful melodies of music and the light of architectural wisdom.

St Sofia Orthodox Church is very close to the central street, and you can walk to the central street along the Toulong Street on the St Sofia Orthodox Church, so these two attractions can be played together. You can take the bus and get off at the architectural art square. St Sofia Orthodox Church’s day views and night views are characterized by two different beauty, so you can go there twice. Taking pictures outside the church during the day, and the ticket is not expensive, which is 15 yuan/person, you can go in and see the structure inside. The interior is a bit shabby, but it still shows the grandeur beauty of the beginning of the construction. The picture exhibition inside is also very good. There is also a square next to it, which is also very beautiful.

By the way, there are a group of pigeons on the side of the church. Some of them will stop at the church building. If you have time, you can watch the people feeding the pigeons. If you are lucky, you can see a group of pigeons flying around the church. It takes about an hour to play in the church during the day. You can also take a look at the church in the evening as the night view is great. However, the exhibition hall at night is not open. At the beginning of the night, the tourists still not willing to leave, and the St Sofia Orthodox Church in the night is even more charming.

The Sun Island Scenic Spot

The snow sculptures inside the Sun Island Scenic Spot are very beautiful, and they are all kinds of sizes and feature all kinds of art styles, which are very suitable to take the children together playing here, and the adults are very long-sighted. The northeast-specific snow house is very special, and kids will like the free slides there, and the time is enough to stay for one day in the scenic spot.

The tickets for the Russian-style town are very special. They are passport-shaped and can be stamped in the old house. Entering the Russian-style town, you will see a variety of simple Russian country houses and homes, and you will be surrounded by this rich Russian style all the time. In the evening, you can enjoy Russian song and dance performances at the Royal Russian Golden Theatre in the scenic area and taste Russian cuisine.

It is a very favorite attraction, which is really very beautiful! You can’t help but walk all the way to take pictures as it is so captivating! And it is more beautiful with the naked eye! There are almost no tourists in the scenic spot in the off-season. It is very leisurely and easy to walk in the scenic area. You can refuse the ride promotion at the entrance and choose to walk. It is absolutely wise. There are large areas of trees, blue sky and white clouds, and fallen leaves. It is beautiful, although it is the early autumn and winter, you can also see colorful plants and tracks left by the first snow. You will love it so much!

It is very convenient to go to the Sun Island from the urban area. You can take the ferry on the Songhua River, the river cableway and the bus. In winter, you can take a horse-drawn carriage from the ice to Sun Island, but remember to bargain.

The area is quite large, and it takes nearly a day to walk around. It is recommended to take a combination of scenic traffic and walking if you don’t want to walk all day. The traffic in the scenic spot is a battery car, and it is convenient to get on at all major attractions.

Central Street

Central Street is very beautiful. It is believed that visitors to Harbin will not miss this place. The buildings there are very beautiful and very distinctive. A variety of buildings of different colors and styles are arranged on a street, but the magical feeling is that you will not feel messy there, but only beautiful. And these buildings should be more valuable in the eyes of architects. There are many famous shops on Central Street, such as the Modern Popsicle, the Modern Western Restaurant and so on. It is highly recommended to try the Modern Popsicle, which has a very strong aroma and a great taste.

The best recommendation for visiting Central Street is to go there twice: one time visiting in the day and one time visiting in the evening, which will show you completely different beautiful scenery. You can live near Central Street, where there are still quite a few hotels for you to choose from. When you walk along the Central Street of a four-way street, you can go to the St Sofia Orthodox Church. When you go to the end of the central street, it is the Flood Control Monument tower, next to it is the Songhua River.

The Songhua River in December has already frozen. You can also see that there are many people playing some ice projects. If you are interested, you can try it. This Central Street is a place where the attractions are concentrated. It is very recommended to have fun there. Winter is the peak season for Harbin tourism, especially during the Ice and Snow Festival, the Russian-style western restaurant business on the Central Street will be very popular. In addition, there are two post offices in the middle section of Central Avenue, where you can send some postcards to your family or friends. There are many Russian Commodity stores on the Central Street. It is more expensive to buy dolls and other crafts here, and it is difficult to counter-offer. Take a look at the small commodity market to the east of St Sofia Orthodox Church, where it will be much cheaper.

Siberian Tiger Park

Although the tigers in Siberian Tiger Park are lazy because of the snow and ice, they reveal their wild features when you feed the meat strips or live chickens, they will show the mighty domineering of the king of beasts. After 20 minutes of sightseeing by car, the rest attraction can be visited by yourself. If you are interested and have the opportunity, you can observe the tiger’s every move at a close distance. In addition, other precious animals such as white tiger, snow tiger, ligers and other beasts that are also worth seeing.

The tigers that are used to seeing people will not care about you. So, you can do what you like to do in the park. They are very cute, the tickets are much cheaper if you buy online, the circus next to it is 280 yuan/person, but it is valuable to see the performance of black bears and tigers. A lot of people feel it more interesting than going to the Great Wall or the Forbidden City! There are also little tigers that are very cute, you can take kids to see them!

There are so many tigers here, and they usually don’t move at all. Only when they see food can they arouse their desires. At the beginning, you can take a tour car to visit around. After the tour, you can walk on foot. The park is not big, and the tour ends in just over an hour. When you take a tour bus, you can buy food to feed the tiger, which is quite worth seeing.

It is more appropriate to go with children. There are quite a lot of tigers. You can feed meat and live chickens. Live chickens cost 60 yuan. When you go there in the weather, the tigers are hiding in a cool place lazily as they are afraid of hot weather. Holding a small tiger to take a picture will cost 50 yuan. There is a tiger culture park at the entrance, where you can sit and take a rest. It seems that the convenient to the park is not so convenient, but you can take taxi to the Siberian Tiger Park.

The Ice and Snow World

Visiting Harbin is basically based on the unique European architectural art. If you are traveling in winter, the snow and ice project must not be missed.

The old city of Harbin is also known as the three districts of Daoli, Daowai and Nangang. Harbin’s most well-known attractions are gathered here, such as St. Sophia Cathedral, Central Street, Gogol Street and Old Road. No matter what kind of wish you have for your trip to Harbin, this area will be your main activity range; for those who like history and love architecture are unable to extricate themselves, because Harbin’s most precious attraction is here. For the Harbin’s relatively new urban area, although the historical heritage is not comparable to the old city, the ice and snow world, Sun Island Snow Expo and other ice and snow related projects are here. There are also places such as Polar Pavilion, Hulin Garden, Science and Technology Museum, etc., which can be said to be a good choice for family and children tour.

In the Ice and Snow World, you can enjoy the world’s highest, longest and largest snow and ice landscape. There are also world-famous buildings, classic cartoon characters, and European-style song and dance performances, Harbin ice acrobatics show, outdoor large-scale ice and snow performances and other colorful snow and ice activities. Large slides, ice climbing rocks, labyrinths, snow football and other ice projects are very popular. When the colorful lights next to the ice sculptures are open at night, they are like a fairy tale world with ice lamps.

The craftsmen of Harbin Ice and Snow World used wisdom and skill to paint a magnificent picture in the language of ice sculpture. Founded in 1999, at the turn of the century, Harbin Ice and Snow World is located in the west area of Sun Island. After more than ten years of success, it has developed into an irreplaceable city card in Harbin and a world-famous ice and snow tourism brand. More than one million tourists, 2,000 pieces of ice sculptures and more than 30 pieces of ice and snow entertainment every year make it worthy of the title of the world’s largest ice and snow theme park. Once a year, the grand ice and snow festival is full of light and is so beautiful at night. It is very worthy your visit.