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

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      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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          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

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            Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
            Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
            Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
            Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
            Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
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            Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
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            Wine1 bottleCNY49
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            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
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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
            Stock1 packCNY5.50

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