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Sun Island (Tai Yang Dao)

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Address: No.3 Jingbei Road, Pingfang District, Harbin 150000, China
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Phone Number: +86 451 8819 0230
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One-Day Private Tour of Classic Attractions in Harbin Including Lunch

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Wonderful Sightseeing Spots to Enjoy Frozen Ice City

Now its the best to enjoy the winter in north of China. We really enjoyed our days in Harbin, especially at the Sun Island. We will go there for the Harbin International Snow... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now its the best to enjoy the winter in north of China. We really enjoyed our days in Harbin, especially at the Sun Island. We will go there for the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo next time to enjoy enthralling ice and snow sculptures and architectures.

Thank CiCiWong0822
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The snow sculptures are huge and stunning... the place itself is also huge and stunning. I stole a weekend from a business trip to come to Harbin on a whim... turns out it was the best weekend I have ever spent as a sightseer. If you are in China in the Winter, it's worth making a detour for the Ice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is a very picturesque garden surrounded by water. The artificial waterfall is quite majestic. There is also a swan pond nearby. There is a squirrel island too.

Thank AndrewYew
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a separate island where you can explore nature and also lots of shops of course. You have an option to walk or ride their carts with specific stops in some areas. There are lots of activities in the area like boating, amusement park, feeding the fish, feeding the squirrel and lots more.

Thank Roi B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We caught one of the ferries shuttling across the river and hen Tom the trolley bus to the park entrance, we decided to walk round as it was a pleasant sunny afternoon. We then took the trolley bus back to Russian street and bought our Russian passports tickets to enter the street. It was pretty disappointing half the houses seem... More 

Thank AcbMei
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

This park offers very different leisure activities for for anybody regardless of age, single or groups, interests. You can walk and take it in or you can hire the trolleys to take you around from place to place. The scenery differs from, park to lake, and offers different activities. The place has plenty of restrooms along the pathways so you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

There were not many people visiting sun island in the month of December. Most of the ice sculptures were up, but they were still doing the ice and snow sculptures when we were there. Some of the sculptures were magnificent, but some were so-so. There is an ice sculpture area, so do be careful as it could be very slippery... More 

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Mikkeli, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A lot of beautiful flowers, different kind of parks and cool statues. The area is wide enough not to make it too crowded. Do not get confused that also the area with no entrance fee (both sides of the bridges) are called Sun Island. The park is on the eastern side and Polar land and Science museum on the western... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Although it had rained a multitude put back the ice blocks used to create the frozen city in half a day. I would recommend staying in Harbin 3 days at least in case the weather shuts this event down for a day.

Thank malonelorraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Locals told us it wasn't worth coming to this place. Glad we didn't listen to them. We took a taxi to the here. Once you enter the park the walkway is lined with snow sculptures done by college students which were somewhat underwhelming. Once you get further in the park then it gets a lot better. The massive snow sculptures... More 

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