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Harbin City, Located in the southwest of Heilongjiang Province in northeast China. the whole city covers an area of 53,068 square kilometers. the area of the urban area is 4,272 square kilometers. as the capital city of Heilongjiang Province. Harbin is also as center of Heilongjiang political, economic, educational and cultural life. Harbin has a population of 9,543,000 people.
 
Situation
Lying on the east of the Songnen Plain in china, Harbin plays a vital role in communications between South and North Asia as well the regions of Europe and the Pacific Ocean. Ití»s the largest municipality directly under the provincial authorities in Heilongjiang Province. as Harbin city is described as the pearl beneath the swan's neck.
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Weather & Temperature
Harbin has four distinct seasons with long cold winter and short cool summer. In winter, the temperature can drop to -14.2C (6.4F) on average while it is just 20.8C (69.4F) on average in summer. The city can be visited at any time, especially from July to September and from December to January.

 
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the St. Sofia Church in Harbin

Harbin has long been famous throughout the world for the ice and snow culture. Its reputed as the 'Ice City'. There are dozens of well-equipped snow and the skiing resorts, including the Sun Island Scenic Resort, Harbin Ice and Snow World, The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is held once a year, which is a grand occasion for the city. the Yalibu Skiing Resort is the famous and largest skiing resort in Asia, and more tourist attractions has the St. Sofia Church and the Siberian Tiger Park.

   

Harbin Food
Harbin have created a very distinctive food culture which reflects Harbins history and special geographical position. However, under the influence of neighboring Russia, there is a number of authentic western food restaurants have been established here. This coming together of Chinese and Western flavors will definitely fulfill your appetite.

 

Transportation of Harbin
By Air - Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB), Located 33 kilometers northwest of Harbin City, this airport is the second largest airport in northeastern China at present. it caters for approximate 50 domestic and international routes.

By Tarin - Harbin has two railway stations; Harbin Railway Station, located at No.1, Tielu Jie, Nangang District was originally Songjiang Railway Station, and was built by the USSR, it now plays a vital role as a transfer station. The other is the Eastern Railway Station which is the terminus for trains both departing, and arriving in Harbin. Here, you can take trains to Beijing.

By Bus - The long-distance buses are mainly offered by Nangang Bus Station with most of the bus routes covering the rest of Heilongjiang Province. Now, a new route from Harbin to Vladivostok in Russia was opened with the daily journey by luxury bus will take twelve hours.

 
Harbin vast numbers of visitors flock to Harbin and the city has adapted itself to meet the needs of this great influx of tourists. Convenient transportation by air and water can ease your journeys and ensuring a comfortable way of either getting to or around the city. A large number of star-rated hotels with good services await you here. - Just to explore the Harbin for yourself!

 

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