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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 140 attractions in Harbin
Type: Islands
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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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 NEW

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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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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Edinburgh
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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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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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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This place actually consists of lots of amusement place in Harbin such as Snow and Ice Festival, Heilongjiang Science and Technology Museum, and Polarland. Definitely have to spend one full day to come here and you probably should decide first where would you go since it's really big.

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Georgia
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I was super excited to see the snow sculptures but it was kind of a let down. My 3 year old got bored really fast, so that made the rest of the day hard. The sculptures are all spread way out, so it makes it harder to see it all.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were there during the Snow and Ice Festival. Two of the three festival venues are on the island - Snow and Ice World and in the Sun Island Scenic Area is the Snow Sculpture Expo. The area is really beautiful with lots of trees, the wide river and plenty for nature lovers. See my review of the Snow and... More

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