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Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Nothing special. Not too many really good stores, but there are a few malls. Mainly fast-casual restaurants. A few ice carvings on the street. Some Russian architecture. A lot of Russian souvenir shops toward the end of the street.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is like any other pedestrian street in any other city. The cobble stone was maybe unique for China but only because it was built by the Russians way back when. The only highlight was the Starbucks at the end of the road.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This street does have interesting buildings, good shops and nice ice sculptures, but to be honest I was so busy trying not to fall over that I really couldn't appreciate any of that. I don't really know why but there is a thick layer of ice over all the cobblestones and walking along in a normal way is pretty much impossible. They don't use salt (maybe it doesn't work when it is so cold??) or grit anywhere in the city, so, at least in the middle of winter, it is not possible to have a pleasant stroll. It is a very popular street with a good atmosphere though and there are lots of shops etc to look at if you so desire. We gave up after a while and retreated to the Costa Coffee shop near the river and stayed there for the afternoon!

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Great cobblestone pedestrian street with old buildings and Russian architecture. This city is totally different from your average Chinese city. Here the Russian influence is very noticable. Even the street signs are in Chinese, English and Russian. While we were there (heart of winter), the street is one big ice-skating rink. Be very careful, because it's extremely slippery. Also be careful when crossing the cross-roads: all streets (even the highways) are slippery and cars can't stop suddenly as they'll slip and slide anywhere too.

Walk to the river where all the ice-games and slides are taking place. Nearing the river, on your right-hand side, there are some big Russian stores where you can buy some hilarious kitsch gifts.....always good for a secret Santa party ;-). Also a shop with more Vodka brands you've ever seen in one place, outside of Russia.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you travel to Harbin , you must visit this place. Zhongyang Da Jie aka Central Street. Lots of food , shops and Ice sculptures and PSY features snow sculpture.

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