Attractions

Top Choice Volcano in Wǔdàlián Chí

Lǎohēi Shān

This huge area is a fascinating mix of hardened lava fields, a crater, a lake and austere white trees. It's mostly easy walking with the exception of the mainly uphill 1km stair climb to the summit of Lǎohēi Shān it…
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…
Nature Reserve in Hēilóngjiāng

Zhālóng Nature Reserve

Zhālóng Nature Reserve near Qíqíhā’ěr is the most accessible and most visited of nature reserves established to protect endangered species of wild cranes in Northeastern China. The reserve is home to some 260 bird s…
Village in Mòhé

Běijícūn

Further north from Mòhé is Běijícūn, a sprawling village and recreation area on the banks of the Hēilóng Jiāng, separating China and Russia. The area is fast expanding with new hotels and resorts under construction.
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, …
Natural Feature in Wǔdàlián Chí

Lóngmén ‘Stone Village’

At this impressive lava field reminiscent of Middle Earth's Mordor (minus the orcs), walk through a forest of white and black birch trees on a network of boardwalks, with the lava rocks stretching away in the distan…
Waterfall in Jìngpò Lake

Diàoshuǐlóu Waterfall

This waterfall boasts a 12m drop and 300m span. During the rainy season (June to September), when Diàoshuǐlóu is in full throttle, it’s a spectacular raging beauty, but during spring and autumn it’s little more than…
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…