Harbin

City:Harbin
Location: > > Heilongjiang
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Top Descriptions

Unless you’re living in Harbin, you’ll most likely be visiting this northern city in Heilongjiang at some point during the bitterly cold winter months. And you’ll be visiting no doubt for the excellent and snow and ice festivals which are held here every year. While these world-class attractions might be a little ways outside of the city centre, there’s still plenty to keep you occupied downtown for a few days at least. Whether it’s the fascinating mix of Chinese/Russian architecture and food, the bustling and fairly well facilitated shopping streets, or simply the deep winter feel of it all, you’ll no doubt find yourself amply occupied here – unless you’re not a fan of the cold! As with many parts of northern , understand that Harbin isn’t the cleanest of cities (although this doesn’t become too apparent until the roads begin to thaw) and facilities such as hotels and restaurants are somewhat dated too.
 
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Top Tips

There are a few snow and ice festivals on offer, but the two biggest and most famous are the and the zones. The sites for both of these are quite large and are both over the , so consider visiting them on separate days. Also come well prepared if you’re walking there as it can be as cold as -30 to -40 Celsius.
If you’re visiting when everything’s frozen, watch out for those odd warmer days. The snow and ice will thaw and refreeze smoothly, creating a city-wide ice rink that for the unsteady or unstable can prove a real difficulty. For those that are good at ice skating though, it can be quite fun!
Think twice before you visit the . Although there might be some good reviews of it online, this is more a petting zoo than conservation area. It’s also not the safest of attractions, and some believe that the tigers are sold off here for parts in Chinese medicine.
 
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The Location

What should we know?

Name in local script:哈尔滨市
Also known as:
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Environment type:ice, hill, lake, river, snow
Location type:city, town, urban, rural, village
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
Average daily budget:CNY325

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:5 nights
High season:September, October
Low season:November, December

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:9
Travel time to attractions:35 minutes
Travel time to next location:8 hours
 
Altitude:46m
Population:10635971
Size:53,068 km2

Local Availability

ItemSizeAverage Cost
Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
Gin (national)1 litre
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Milk1 litreCNY17
Oil1 litreCNY21
Rum (multinational)1 litreCNY85
Rum (national)1 litre
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Vodka (multinational)1 litreCNY80
Vodka (national)1 litre
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Water1 litreCNY3.50
Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
Whisky (national)1 litre
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Wine1 bottleCNY49
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Almonds100gCNY18
Apples1kgCNY14
Bananas1kgCNY10
Bell pepper1kgCNY6
Bread1 loafCNY8
Carrots1kgCNY6
Chillies1kgCNY10
Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
Chocolate (national)1 barCNY3
Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
Cucumber1kgCNY8
Eggs1 dozenCNY14
Garlic1kgCNY12
Ginger1kgCNY11
Honey1 jarCNY27
Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
Jam1 jarCNY6.82
Onions1kgCNY2
Oranges1kgCNY26
Pasta1kgCNY17
Peanut butter1 jarCNY17
Peanuts100gCNY13
Potatoes1kgCNY5
Raisins100gCNY4.20
Rice1kgCNY8
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Sanitary towels1 packCNY9
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Soap1 barCNY3.60
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Toothpaste1 tubeCNY8
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Ibuprofen1 packCNY3
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Batteries4-packCNY27
Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
Cigarettes (multinational)20-packCNY21
Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
Coriander100gCNY23
Cumin100gCNY21
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Paprika100gCNY21
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Turmeric100gCNY24
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