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A Winter Wonderland In Harbin, China

May 26, 2008
Harbin is geographically located to the Northeast of China. The main attractive features include its special history, integrating culture and attractive customs of those minority people living there. There are many attractive look outs in this beautiful city. They include Clove city, Oriental miniature Paris, Oriental Moscow, Ice city and the bright pearl on the swan neck. It is surely a vacationers paradise in the winter. There is a stunning natural landscape and many attractions are awaiting the visitors. There are snow sculpture fairs, Ice and snow world, Ice lantern Art fair which really are unique in its own manner. Each of these will be surely a stunning experience for all of those who visit the place. One can visit those lively villages in northern china and can well talk with those inmates. The custom and culture of Northern China can be very well understood once visited.

Sports enthusiasts have got a big treat here. A lot of thrilling and sports options are available, including sledding, alpine skiing, and snow motorcycling, horse and dog sledding, building snowmen and ice kettle ball are some of the various activities that one an participate. Thus the experience happens to be thrilling and tiring. The ice and snow world are very much open and one can very much see the themes of the Olympics here. Along with the Harbin international ice and snow festival one can also go for the Chinese spring festival or known as the lantern festival. Lion performance and dragon performance are among the most attractive events in both of these two festivals. Stilt and lotsa performances are also worth watching along with the others. These are performed in the streets in many of the villages. Thus it is a best place to spend ones Xmas holidays with the family or the St. Valentines day with that special friend.

The temperature can go down below zero, so one has to take care to bring appropriate clothing for the trip. Wool clothing and down jackets are available in Harbin and is not that expensive. This makes the easy purchase of the clothing easy during the trip. It is very much necessary to have scarf, hat and gloves. Lip gloss is advised as a precautionary step, along with moisturizer for hands, face and nose.

Harbin was only a simple village a century ago. Russia's building of the Trans Siberian railroad the village to the rest of the world and thus the village came to be known to other parts of the world. It became a far off destination to the people of Asia and Europe. Thus the trade and work industry of the city became severely active. The ice carving festival in Zhan Lin Park is among the best in the place. There is a blend of Russian and Chinese architecture that provides a striking design in conjunction with a fascinating culture. The exotic scenery can never be forgotten by those who have made a visit to the place. Now you must have understood why you will have a refreshing new experience in Harbin.
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