Me and my 3 mates will travel to Harbin from 11th Jan 2013 till 13th Jan 2013. We're currently in Beijing and planning to take the overnight train to Harbin. I have some questions about this trip and I'm hoping that some people here can enlighten me.
First of all, I'm not quite clear what's the main diff b/w the Ice and Snow Festival (300RMB entrance) and the Snow Festival in Sun Island (150RMB). I mean what sort of attraction does each venue offer?
In my case I have 3 days and 2 nights in harbin, is it worth the time to spend 1 day each for each venue? And is there any "best time to visit" for each venue.
My preferred hotel is the Manhattan Apt next to church of street Sophia, does anyone know how to get the public trans to go to both (snow and Ice festival, and the Sun Island) venue?
Thankyou in advance :)