Our visit to Harbin, the renowned ‘Ice City’, located in the south of Heilongjiang Province. This city is favored with beautiful natural scenery and re-living the fond memories of our stay with little ones.
We tried the northeastern Chinese dish, otherwise known as Tie Guo Dun 铁锅顿 at Zhongyang Pedestian Street.
The ingredients of the stew are simmered to its best in this deep metal pot.
It will take a while but the finished product is rewarding.
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street is about 1.5km long and is always filled with festive atmosphere all year round. This is the main street where tourists would never fail to check off their bucket list.
Harbin means snow, and abundance of it!
Everywhere is considered a playground for the kids!
Street food at its best. Don’t forget to try the red sausage (hong chang), bingtang hulu (fruits on a stick, covered in toffee), and the ice cream which never melt during winter.
Zhaolin Park is located at the bank of Songhua River. In winter, the park becomes a silver world with ice and snow. As can see, the Songhua River is frozen.
Skiing in Harbin, one of the fun activities to do.
The Sun Island Scenic Area lies on the north bank of the Songhua River in Harbin City, where Harbin Ice and Snow Festival takes place every Jan to Mar.
Harbin Polarland is the first polar land themed park combining animal shows, polar land sights and an interactive experience into one.
Siberian Tiger Park is a big-must to visit attraction. The park is really huge where it consists of young tiger area, the mature tiger area, the king tiger area, a walking area and a platform for viewing the tigers.
Buying live prey to feed the tigers. Watching from the bus.
Keep snowing away..
The sight was surreal.
The average night temperature is -20°C and the kids were just loving it. What a rare opportunity to be soaked in such weather.
We blogged our Harbin trip here.
Harbin 哈尔滨 Travelogue – (Part 1): Holiday Inn Harbin City Centre, Zhongyang Dajie 中央大街, Euro Plaza, Mykal Mall and Saint Sophia Cathedral 圣索菲亚教堂
Harbin 哈尔滨 Travelogue – (Part 2): Jiuzhan Park 九站公园, Stalin Park 斯大林公园, Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao) 太阳岛, Harbin Polar Land, Siberian Tiger Park 哈尔滨东北虎林园, Harbin Flood Control Memorial Tower 哈尔滨防洪纪念塔 and Zhongyang Dajie 中央大街
Harbin 哈尔滨 Travelogue – (Part 3): Russian Town, Harbin 哈尔滨植物園, Ji Le Temple 极乐寺, Confucius Temple 哈尔滨文庙 and Teresa Teng Music Restaurant
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