Harbin International Ice festival is a spectacular winter event. Come watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful piece of art that will amaze you!
Day 1: Harbin - St. Sophia Church - Central Street - Ice and Snow World (L)
Starting at 9:30am, your local, English speaking tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel and together with your drievr, go first to visit St. Sophia Church. This is the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East.
Next, visit the Central Street, which was originally built in 1898 when there were abundant of Russian businessmen in Harbin. The Central Street is considered an architectural art galley with building housing Russian bakeries, French fashion houses, and Japanese restaurants, among others.
In the evening, you will go to Ice and Snow World main venue. Located on the north bank of the Songhua River, an amusement park. There are many spectacular ice and snow sculptures created by artists from all over the world around the park. You will have time to enjoy it in full.
Please wear sufficient layers of clothing and insulated shoes to keep yourself warm.You would want to linger outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Day 2: Harbin - Ice Swimming Show -Sun Island - Siberian Tigers' Park (L)
This morning, you will be taken to first watch the Ice Swimming Show; in a (prozen) pool curved within the Songhua river, brave men and women actually go swimming. Then continue to the Sun Island Scenic Area. When it comes to winter, the island will be covered by thick layer of snow and the world-famous snow sculpture festival, International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, will take place here.
There are a variety of massive and tall snow sculptures exhibiting on the island that you will absolutely be mesmerized by. Then, you will take a safari-style adventure at the Siberian Tiger Park, which is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel where this tour concludes.
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