Harbin attractions

Top Choice Amusement Park in Harbin

Harbin Ice & Snow World

The main venue of the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, this theme-park sized attraction is a dizzying spectacle of ice architecture, and a fun night out provided you wrap up warm. There's also a performance stage, ice …
Top Choice Church in Harbin

Church of St Sophia

The red-brick Russian Orthodox Church of St Sophia, with its distinctive green onion dome and roosting pigeons, is Harbin’s most famous landmark. Built in 1907 and expanded in 1932, it was the largest Orthodox churc…
Top Choice Architecture in Harbin

Zhongyang Dajie

The cobblestone avenue of Zhongyang Dajie is the most obvious legacy of Russia's involvement with Harbin. Now a pedestrian-only zone running from Jingwei Jie up to the Sōnghuā River, the street, and those nearby, ar…
Buddhist Temple in Harbin

Temple of Bliss

Hēilóngjiāng’s largest temple complex has an active Buddhist community in residence, giving it a genuine religious atmosphere despite the ticket sales. There are many large statues here, including Milefo (Maitreya, …
Synagogue in Harbin

Harbin New Synagogue

This synagogue was built in 1921 by the city's Jewish community, the vast majority of whom had emigrated from Russia. Beautifully restored and converted into a museum in 2004, the 2nd and 3rd floors present a fascin…
Park in Harbin

Sun Island Scenic Area

Across the water from Stalin Park is Sun Island, 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 …
Museum in Harbin

Japanese Germ Warfare Experimental Base

This museum is set in the notorious Japanese Germ Warfare Experimental Base (Division 731). Between 1939 and 1945, prisoners of war and civilians were frozen alive, subjected to vivisection or infected with bubonic …
Church in Harbin

St Alexeevsky Church

Built in 1935, this attractive red-brick Orthodox church isn't as photogenic as Harbin's landmark Church of St Sophia, but it still functions (as a Catholic church) and the non-touristy location feels authentic. For…
Amusement Park in Harbin

Harbin Culture Park

If culture equals amusement, then the creators of this park have certainly ticked all the right boxes. The 110m high Ferris wheel offers panoramic views of the city, and the Steel Dragon Inverted Coaster is a guaran…
Historic Building in Harbin

Jewish Middle School

Attached to the Harbin Main Synagogue, this was the first Jewish middle school in the Far East, and has recently been immaculately restored and reopened as the Glasnov School of Music, a private performing arts acad…