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Harbin Ice and Snow Amusement World

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Address: North bank of Songhua River, Songbei District, Harbin 150000, China
Phone Number: 0451-84658236
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How do they manage to keep ice creations frozen when the outside temperature is way above freezing? We rented coats (a necessity) for 20 yuan each, walked down a short hallway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

How do they manage to keep ice creations frozen when the outside temperature is way above freezing? We rented coats (a necessity) for 20 yuan each, walked down a short hallway and were dazzled and amazed at carved ice palaces, temples, statues, flowers, and a slide! It took us about 1/2 hour to go around. It's a tough place to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well, you might put it this way, it's expensive, it's too freezing cold, it's lack of international character, blabla, you might regret for been there, but in another way, after seeing this wonderful magical wonderland, you know you would regret it for your whole life if you haven't been there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was unlike anything we'd ever seen or experienced before. We bundled up as best as we could so we were prepared for the freezing cold temperatures. It would have been an amazing experience for younger children, as there were many activities, although they could be pricey. We decided to pay some money to take a horse carriage around the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Growing up in a country without winter, it was a dream come true to visit Harbin, during the Ice and Snow Festival! Do not fear the cold, just gear up with the right clothes, gloves, shoes, hat, etc. The experience was beyond awesome!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It wasn't as amazing as it was described to us, so maybe it wasn't worth the entrance fee and the taxi there and back. The queues to do anything were ridiculously long and so you were freezing by the time you got to the front

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a relatively expensive attraction (we paid 300yuan, approx. 50usd), but it is one of the main highlight when visiting Harbin at that time of the year! The ice sculptures were amazing! If you take a closer look, it is really very exquisite. There was an walled area where people do their sculptures for competition, so we couldn't go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's just amazing and exciting that you can see a lot of ice and snow be utilized like this since I can't see something like this in my country.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It's hard to believe that human can do that much with JUST ice. Very creative. And the sculptures are huge. But be prepared - it's very cold.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Northeastern China's Harbin is an amazing city with English-, Russian-, and Chinese-speaking populations living and working here. I know this because I have been an English teacher/missionary here since November, 2013. If you decide to journey to this gorgeous city, I highly recommend you come to see the Ice Festival. When I visited in January, 2014, it had some fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Amazing views, buildings, huge area but SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COLD! We had to run from one attraction to another just to keep our toes from falling off. We were wearing 3 pairs of socks, full on skii gear, wool and thermals. Do not go here if you did not have something to take the wind off, i.e. rain proofing. You will freeze.... More 

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