Visit Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang, China’s northernmost province. Due to its fascinating history, the city showcases some astonishing Russian architecture. Start your interesting trip today – select Xiamen Airlines for your flights to Harbin.
Sightseeing in Harbin
Harbin expanded in the late 19th century with the arrival of Russian engineers who had been commissioned to construct the eastern leg of the Trans-Siberian Railway. As you walk around the city, it’s easy to note the Russian influence everywhere, from its stunning green-domed Saint Sophia Cathedral, an Eastern Orthodox Church and now a local history museum, to Central Street, known as ‘Eastern Moscow’.
Harbin Travel Tips
Shop for elegant Russian leather goods, cosy British woollens and sophisticated French perfume on Central Street, which is decorated with attractive square stones. Enjoy a real winter theme at Sun Island Park, famous for its year-round intricate ice sculptures. For a walk on the wild side, drop into the Siberian Tiger Park situated on the north bank of the Songhua River. It’s the world’s largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers.
Harbin is a great travel destination all year round, but it is a summer resort from July to September and becomes a winter wonderland of ice and snow in December and January. For a relaxed and rested arrival, book your Harbin flights with Xiamen Airlines today.