Harbin Facts


Harbin Summer Music Concert of China

Harbin Summer Music Concert of China, or Harbin Summer Music Festival is a national concert festival, which is held on August 6 every two years for a period of 10~11 days. The festival is sponsored by Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China and Harbin Municipal People's Government. During the concert, multiple evenings, concerts, races and cultural activities are held. The artists come from all over the world. The 'Harbin Summer Music Month', which was then renamed...

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Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition

Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition is one of the 3 largest ice sculpture competitions in the world. The other two are the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA and Crystal Garden International Ice Carving Competition in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition has been held in Zhaolin Park since 1985.  Zhaolin Park is said to be the birthplace of the international ice sculpture competitions in China. It is...

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Jewish Harbin

The Jewish influence on Harbin was surprisingly long-lasting; the last Jewish resident of the city die in 1985. If you are on the trail of Harbin’s Jews, then Tongjiang Jie (Tongjiang Street), across the road from the Harbin New Synagogue, is the place to start. The center of Jewish life in the city till the end of WWⅡ, many of the buildings on the street date back to the early 20th century and once housed bakers, kosher butchers and furriers.  The old Main Synagogue...

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Nationalities in Harbin

Harbin is an area inhabited by most of the Chinese ethnic minorities, characterized by large distribution and small concentration. There are 47 ethnic minorities such as Manchu, Koreans, Hui, Mongolian, Xibe, Dahaner, Ewenke, Elunchun, Keerkezi, Hezhe, and etc. in the whole city. Among the 47 ethnic minorities, the population of Manchu is the largest. Manchu is a diligent and brave nationality, living to the north of the Changbai Mountain, in the middle and down reaches of Heilong...

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Date of Harbin Ice Festival 2021

The opening ceremony of the 37th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival will commence on January 5, 2021 at 19:00. The theme parks of the 37th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival will open around December 25, 2020. This year, the ticket prices of the theme parks will be sold at discount for benefiting visitors and promoting Harbin tourism. During the festival, more than 400 activities connected ice and snow tourism, ice and snow culture, ice and...

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Administrative Divisions of Harbin

Harbin is divided into 9 districts, 2 county-level cities and 7 counties, which are all municipal corporations with their own government that provide most local government services.◆The urban area of Harbin mainly includes Daoli district, Nangang district, Daowai district, Xiangfang district, Songbei district, and the suburb includes Pingfang district, Hulan district, Shuangcheng district and Acheng district. Among these districts, Daoli, Daowai, Nangang and Xiangfang are in...

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Harbin Ice Festival 2020 Activities and Events

More than 100 activities and events will be held in Harbin city for celebrating the 36th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in 2020. The activities and events fall into several categories, namely ice and snow tourism, ice and snow culture, ice and snow fashion culture, ice and snow trade, and  ice & snow sports. The activities and events for ice and snow tourism including the 21st Harbin Ice and Snow World, 32nd Harbin China Sun Island International...

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Folk Customs of Harbin

The residents of Harbin are dominated by the Han people mainly from Shandong Province and Hebei Province. In the 1920s and 1930s, Harbin had many foreign nationals, most of whom were from Russia. Due to the influence of the folk customs of non-local people and foreign nationals, Harbin people have formed a diverse dietary culture dominated by Northeastern local dishes, Shandong cuisine and Beijing cuisine. Russian food, mainly Sourdough Khleb (a kind of big bread), smoked sausage...

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