Sun Island Park
This tree-lined promenade, dotted with statues, historic buildings, playgrounds and cafes, runs along a 42km-long embankment built to...
Flood Control Monument
This monument from 1958 commemorates the thousands of people who died in years past when the Sōnghuā River overflowed its banks.
During the Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, the Ice Lantern venue is in Zhāolín Park, though many consider it the least interesting...
For afternoon tea or coffee head to this slightly over-the-top cafe occupying two floors of a heritage building on Shangzhi Dajie. Enter...
A popular Russian-Western restaurant decked out in kitsch Chinese decor. Feast on a range of Russian and Western favourites such as...
Sun Island Park information
Across the river from Stalin Park is Sun Island Park, a 38-sq-km recreational zone with landscaped gardens, a ‘water world’, a ‘Russian-style’ town, and various small galleries and museums. It’s a pleasant place to have a picnic, walk or bike (¥60 per hour), though as usual you need to pay extra to get into many areas (most people find it too kitsch and not worth the money).
A ticket is required for entry during the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
Ferries across depart from one of many docks just north of the Flood Control Monument in warmer months. During the Ice Festival when the waters are frozen, catch the nearby cable car .