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Sun island (Tai Yang Dao)

No.3 Jingbei Road, Pingfang District, Harbin 150000, China
0451-88190230
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Ranked #2 of 142 Attractions in Harbin
Type: Islands
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

all under construction or closed, the locals try to charge you double or triple the normal price, if i didn't speak chinese i would have been ripped off really badly. the russian show on the island is really embarrisingly bad and they torture crocodiles making them dance and pose for tourists if you want a photo for 5rmb, terrible place.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On our trip to Harbin we went to the Sun Island Snow Park in the daytime and the Ice Festival at night. The snow sculptures are massive. Most are larger than 3 story houses. The fine details in the carvings are absolutely amazing.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A very large park with electric carts and bicycles - for a fee - to get around. many interesting section. We spent time at the Sun Waterfall which is man made and has caves behind it. We fed the carp in the lake. It was very hot the day we were there and there is limited seating to rest in... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

An enormous garden with loads of attractive spots. Nature, water, flowers... That's for the summer! It's also the venue for the famous ice festival in winter. We crossed the river via cable car, which was a great experience-not to be missed! As for the gardens after you arrive, they are amazingly well kept, there are cable cars that ferry people... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Was blown away by the snow sculpture on display everything from tractors, to smurfs to presidents , even a hamburger all very lifelike. We visited on a very sunny but very cold January day but ~I loved this place. There was an opportunity to ice carve but this may have been because we were with an organised tour (Travelsphere). My... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a large & beautiful garden of 38sq km with many scenic spots. You need to travel in the electric tram from one spot to another to save your legs’ energy and time. The main attraction spots are the Sun Water Fall, the Squirrel Island, the Clove Garden and the most important place is the Indoor Ice-Lantern Exhibition Hall.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We visited at the end of January when the snow sculptures were still in pristine condition. The area is large so be prepared for a fair bit of walking. There is a small café inside which sells drinks & snacks but also provides free hot ginger tea and a seat! A bit of a respite when enjoying this winter wonderland.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We visited towards the end of feb - so not many people at sun island during the day. A lot of the ice sculptures had start to melt as well. Activities inside like ice buggies, slides ext.. (additional costs however). Good for a quick visit after the tiger park &/or polarland.

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Runs a clear second to the Harbin Ice and Snow World, but offers enough that is different to ensure you should see both. If you catch it on a snowy day it's also delightful, but sunny might be lovely too. It's a big area, so plenty of walking and it gets quite cold late afternoon. There are some restaurants about... More

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The snow sculpture exhibition at Sun Island Park was the first Ice and Snow Festival component we visited upon arriving in Harbin. By itself it's beautiful by most standards - although if you visited towards the tail-end of the festival like we did, many of the snow sculptures had started to melt, were less spectacular than before and probably not... More

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