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Harbin Ice and Snow World
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Private Day Tour: Harbin City and Ice and Snow World
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$240.00*
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Private Day to Harbin Indoor Snow Skiing and Ice and Snow world
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All-Inclusive Private Day Tour to Ice and Snow Festival plus Icy Swimming Show
Ranked #1 of 213 things to do in Harbin
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

i like the gigantic sculpture of ice and snow and its very amazing.

1  Thank Ariel1103
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I've never seen anything like it! Go after dark for the best experience, bundle up and pre-arrange your return ride. The taxi ranks are very busy and frozen tourists are easy pickings for drivers looking to make a huge markup on the standard fare. Nothing wrong with that, but be prepared to negotiate, hard. We had a car booked already and were very grateful as the cold had crept in. As sad as I was to leave the park behind it was a relief to get back into the warm - three pairs of cold-weather trousers were not enough to hold it at bay.

Link to my pictures of the 2011-12 event on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlle_jordan/tags/harbininternationaliceandsnowfestival/

Also well worth a visit - the Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Festival. A similar but smaller-scale event also within Harbin. Pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mlle_jordan/tags/icefestivalzhaolinpark/

4  Thank pixelfixx
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

This area is across the river. The Ice world is particularly cool at night with all the lights on that are built into the various monuments and sculptures.
The snow area is better to visit during the day.
It is very cold, so you can stay max 2 hours outside before you go into some restaurant or teahouse to warm up again

2  Thank RolandShanghai
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

A little bit late for this review. I went there with my family during Christmas 2011.

It's stunning. Thumbs up. There is no other place you can see such magnificent ice sculptures in such big area.

Before we went there, we were quite concern on the weather temperature, on whether we can stand it or not as it was all outdoor. When we were there, I think the temperature is around - 25C. With proper clothing and layering (wear correctly, not over-layering), the weather was not that unbearable and terrible as described by others. We were having lots of fun, walking around, taking pictures and etc. Ear protector, scraf, down-jacket, gloves, long john, sweater, pants, snow boats are all the necessities.

Another concern we had before we went there is our CAMERA. It would be very sad if you can't capture any picture of these beautiful ice sculptures. Lucky enough, our camera was functioning perfectly under that temperature. Some people did said our 'normal' non-professional camera can't really take beautiful pictures as in the lighting might too dark and etc. This did not appear as a problem to us. We were just using a normal camera (not DSLR or EOS type) and we can take perfectly beautiful picture on our own. However, you did need to bring enough of batteries with you, as the batteries really run out quickly. Whenever we were not using the camera, we will keep it in a seallable plastic bag (not sure whether it help, but we did that). If your camera really does not work, there are a bunch of people station there to offer photo taking service to you. We never check out the pricing of it, so no idea how much it costs.

Just go for it. You won't regret to be there.

6  Thank Eve83
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

This is the most awaited highlight of our trip!

We got there via coach, arranged by our hotel's staff for a fee. We set foot to the exhibition, and the weather seems to be unwilling to give us a long stay. The tour guide actually said that the weather during that time is exceptionally low. Nevertheless, we still got a great time!

The ice and snow sculptures were unbelievably huge! But the best part is when we got to this peak where we got a great panoramic view of the whole exhibition. We weren't able to do the slides since we're already getting numb from the frost bite, but we did saw a lot enjoying them!

For people like us coming from a tropical country, or those not used to extremely cold weather, just get covered with all the clothes that can make you warm, and you should be fine. Furs are said to be a great help! But I didn't got one myself! haha!

1  Thank the3rdantonio
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