Welcome to Hēilóngjiāng
Hēilóngjiāng (黑龙江) means 'Black Dragon River', and this particular coiling dragon is the separating line between China and Russia. Across the province a neighbourly influence is evident in architecture, food and even souvenirs. Capital Harbin (Hā’ěrbīn), famed for its cobblestoned streets and European-style facades, is ground zero for this hybrid experience.Of course, it gets cold – sub-Arctic cold – in China’s... Read More
Top experiences in Hēilóngjiāng
4-Day Private Tour Combo Package of Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Including A Selection of Famous Local Cuisine Lunch and Drinks
Officially, Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival starts on January 5 and lasts for one month. However, exhibits often open earlier and stay longer if weather permits. While ice sculptures are erected throughout the city, there are two main exhibition areas: Sun Island: a recreational area on the opposite side of the Songhua River from the city, which features an expo of enormous snow sculptures. Ice and Snow World: an area open at night which features illuminated full size buildings made from blocks of 2 to 3 feet-thick ice taken directly from the Songhua River. During the festival, there are ice lantern park sightseeing activities held in various parks in the city. Winter activities during the festival include Yabuli alpine skiing, winter-swimming in Songhua River, and the ice-lantern exhibition in Zhaolin Garden. Harbin is located in Northeast China and receives cold winter wind from Siberia. The average temperature in summer is 21.2 °C (70.2 °F), and –16.8 °C (1.8 °F) in winter. Annual lows of -35 °C (–31 °F) are not uncommon. Itinerary (Attraction tickets and hotel accommodation are not included):Day 1: Arriving Harbin (L)Pickup from airport by your private guide and car and transfer to your own prearranged Harbin hotel. If you elect to meet at your own prearranges Harbin hotel lobby at 9am, you may visit , Sophia Church, Central Street, and Songhua River , Snow and Ice Happy Valley and Harbin Polarland,At night, explore Ice Lantern Festival in Zhaolin Park. You will spend around 1 to 1.5 hours inside Zhaolin Park and then visit other parts of the festival. Day 2: Harbin (L) After pickup from your own prearranged Harbin hotel, start your day watching Ice Swimming Show and then continue to Snow Fair on Sun Island, Russian Town and Ice and Snow World. You will have 2 to 3 hours to explore Ice and Snow World and another 2 hours for snow sculptures. Day 3: Harbin (L) Today, Skiing a day near Harbin ski resort.Day 4: Departing Harbin (L)Today visit Volga Manor during daytime, if still have time we continue to go Harbin dragon tower , before transfer to the airport Daily Lunch Options (choose one) Dumplings at famous Harbin local dumpling restaurant, Oriental King Dumpling or Happy Home Dumpling Tradition Charcoal-Burning Hot Pot (Tanhuoguo) Fish and Tofu Stewed in Iron Pot (Tieguodunyun) Northeast Pork Cuisine (Dongbeishazhucai) Manchurian Stew (Dongbeichaocai and Duncai) Lunch Drink Options (choose one): Harbin Beer Juice Tea
Private Day Tour: Winter Highlights of Harbin including Manchurian-Han Style Lunch
At 9:20am, your private tour guide and vehicle will pick you up from the lobby of your Harbin hotel and transfer you directly to Ice Swimming Show at Songhua River Pool. Next, continue to Harbin Polarland to enjoy several spectacular shows including performances of the "Polar Whale Dazzle Voice Orchestra" and "Polar Beluga Subaqueous Show." You will spend about two hours at Polarland before heading towards to Sun Island where the Snow Fair is held and the birthplace of Chinese snow sculpture art. Spend another two hours at the fair to see amazing large scaled snow sculptures as well as people enjoying snow in many different ways such as snowmobile and snow golf...etc. Later, go to a local restaurant for a taste of Harbin food culture. An ethnic Manchurian-Han styled lunch will be served. After lunch break, return to the city by 4pm to visit Ice and Snow World where you will see colorful lighted Ice labyrinth, ice slide, ice castle and shows that are imaginable. After spending 2 to 3 hours at Ice and Snow World, you will be transferred back to your hotel where this private day tour concludes.
Harbin City History and Local Culture Private Day Tour Including Lunch
At 9am, your private guide will be waiting at your hotel lobby to pick you up and transfer you with a private car to your first stop of the day, Unit 731 Museum, a Japanese war crime evidence museum that many people do not know its existence. Unit 731 Museum is built on the original site where Japanese troops conducted brutal and inhuman biochemical and bacteria weapon experiments on live human bodies captured locally and through wars. Majority of the victims are Chinese but there are other nationalities as well. You will read about the history and see photographs of what happen during Japanese occupation to better appreciate life and world peace. However, the museum is closed every Monday. After the museum visit, head back to downtown Harbin to visit St. Sophia Church. St. Sophia Church was built in Daolin District of Harbin City for Russian solders to help them cope with homesick; therefore, it has authentic Russian architectural style. Today, this place is also a business center. Later, you will have local specialty cuisine for lunch. After lunch, continue to the street that has a history of hundreds of years called Central Street, also known as Zhongyangdajie, which is is a witness of the development of Harbin. In addition, you will see many different European style architectures left buy European migrants. Next, you will visit Flood Control Monument Plaza and Songhua River bank. Songhua River is one of the longest river in China. In summer, you could take a boat side to enjoy the scenery of the river, and in winter, you could walk on the frozen river. After visiting Songhua River, take a coffee break to freshen up before your guide and driver transfer you back to your Harbin hotel.
Private Day Tour of Harbin City Sightseeing and Ice Festival
Your private guide and driver will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel at 9am. Please inform your guide the bonus attraction of our choice within the city limits if you have one in mind. Then, you will be transferred to Jiuzhan Park for ice and snow activities such as sleigh or slide, and you will also watch an ice swimming performance. Later, visit Saint Sophia Cathedral Church, Central Pedestrian Street, Flood Control Monument, and Stalin Park. In the afternoon, continue to Sun Island Park for International Snow Sculpture Art Expo. Later, explore the Ice and Snow World on the northern bank of Songhua River that are full of awesome ice and snow sculptures created by artists from all over the world. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your downtown Harbin hotel where this tour concludes. Lunch Options (choose one): Dumplings at famous Harbin local dumpling restaurant: Oriental King Dumpling or Happy Home Dumpling Tradition Charcoal-Burning Hot Pot (Tanhuoguo) Fish and Tofu Stewed in Iron Pot (Tieguodunyun) Northeast Pork Cuisine (Dongbeishazhucai) Manchurian Stew (Dongbeichaocai and Duncai) Lunch Drink Options (choose one): Harbin Beer Juice Tea
Private 2-Day Combo Package: Ice and Snow Festival plus City Highlights including All Entrance Fees and Lunch
Day 1 (L) Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 9:00am, then head to amazing Ice and Snow Festival at Sun Island where you will see different kind of snow sculptural and play on the frozen lake. Continue to Russian Town to discover the beauty of old Russian wooden houses as well as the cultural. After lunch, continue to visit Harbin Polarland Aquarium where you will see very cute polar animals and 2 interesting shows (beluga and sea lion). Before heading back to your hotel, you will visit Ice Festival at Ice and Snow World.Day 2 (L)Meet your guide hotel lobby on 9:20 am, starting from Ice Swimming Show at Songhua River Pool. You will see many Chinese and Russian swim in the icy water. Continue to Stalin Park, Songhua River, Flood Control Monument Square and Central Street. Walk around the city for 10 minutes and head to St. Sophia Church, a beautiful Eastern Orthodox Church. Don't be surprised that there is not a place for praying but a place to see some historical pictures about Harbin in 100 years ago. After your lunch, go to Harbin Dragon Tower (Long Ta), a 336 m (1,102 ft) tall multi-purpose Chinese steel lattice television and observation tower where you can go up and overlook the entire whole city. Your last stop is to visit Ice Lantern Festival at Zhaolin Park. After your tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.Lunch Options (choose one): Dumplings at famous Harbin local dumpling restaurant (Oriental King Dumpling or Happy Home Dumpling) Tradition Charcoal-Burning Hot Pot (Mongolian Hot Pot) Fish and Tofu Stewed in Iron Wok Northeast Pork Cuisine and Manchurian Stew Lunch Drink Options (choose one): Harbin Beer Juice
Private Day Tour: Ice and Snow Festival plus Icy Swimming Show including All Entrance Fees and Lunch
Meet at your guide at your hotel lobby in the morning, and go to the exciting icy swimming show at Songhua River. Then, visit Snow festival at Sun Island where you can see different kinds of snow sculptural and art works. If you like, you can also play on the frozen lake (equipment rental at your own cost). You pretty much will spend the entire time in Ice Festival. However, you can still choose local city attraction (optional) to visit if you wish to discover more about Harbin.After your tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel.Lunch Options (choose one): Dumplings at famous Harbin local dumpling restaurant (Oriental King Dumpling or Happy Home Dumpling) Tradition Charcoal-Burning Hot Pot (Mongolian Hot Pot) Fish and Tofu Stewed in Iron Wok Northeast Pork Cuisine and Manchurian Stew Lunch Drink Options (choose one): Harbin Beer Juice