The Central Street is a junction where both Harbin's modern and past civilizations can be seen. It interprets the city perfectly and has witnessed the most brilliant European cultural development for more than 300 years.whenever visitors come here, it will open up to them its charming vistas with its profound culture.
Central Street is a pedestrian-only cobblestone street more than a kilometer (about a mile) long lined with stores, restaurants, old architecture dating from the Russian era, and malls. Central Street was part of the original town built by the Russians about 110 years ago. It was first called Chinese Street. You'll find some shops with Russian products, international restaurants, and two mega markets, Walmart and the French Carrefour, that are located at the end of Central Street. The street is said to be the prettiest street in Harbin, and during the winter you can enjoy a dog sled or a horse sled ride. It is an easy shopping and dining highlight in the area.
Central Street is in the old central district of Harbin. Harbin itself is in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. The city is in China's northernmost province, and it is north of North Korea. Its international airport is a two hour flight away from Beijing. Travel from the airport to the street by taxi takes about 45 minutes. It is an overnight train ride away from Beijing.
When the town was first built by the Russians to service a railroad route they built around the turn of the 20th century, this was one of the main streets. It was originally called "Chinese Street". The street was a central avenue in a cosmopolitan city with people from thousands of countries. So you'll see a variety of architectural styles on the street and nearby. This was a center for Jews in Asia, and the city was a refuge for Jews, "White" Russians, Mennonites, and people of other groups in Europe and Asia where they could freely practice their religion and build their own businesses and industry. The city had Jewish buildings, many Russian Orthodox churches, and buildings of other religious groups. Many of these buildings can still be seen in the area.
All Inclusive 3 Days Harbin Ice Snow Festival Tour
Harbin is known as the "Oriental Moscow of China", which is an amazing city combined with Northern China and European culture. So bundle up and pull on your sturdy boots to explore the following highlights; the church of St. Sophia, Central Street, Zhaolin Park, Sun Island, Harbin Polarland, Siberian Tiger Park, Ice and Snow World and Stalin Park.
5 Days 4 Nights Harbin China Snow Town Tour
Always dream to visit a real-life winter wonderland, stroll around in ice castle? Now's your chance! Witness the pale winter sunlight sparkling on immense, life-sized recreations of famous landmarks around the world. This 5-day leisure private tour combo package allows you to take in the best of this winter wonderland. Explore the Ice and Snow World, snow sculpture in Sun Island, Church of St. Sophia and Snow Town. An experienced driver and tour guide will accompany en route plus nice meals and very comfortable hotels.
Classic 1 Day Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Tour
Enhance your sightseeing experience in Harbin with this enriching 1 Day Harbin Ice Snow Festival tour that grants you access to the festival's wintry wonders, including traditional ice-lantern exhibits, alpine skiing events, and the world’s largest ice sculptures. Explore Sun Island Snow Sculpture, Siberian Tiger Park, Saint Sophia Cathedral, Central Street, and Ice and Snow World. Admission tickets and Harbin cuisine lunch are included in the package.
3 Days Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Tour including Yabuli Ski Resort
Harbin comes alive in the winter–sculptures and ice castles rise up out of the ice that grips the city by the frozen Songhua River – it is a glittering spectacle that's well worth the risk of a little frostbite. Spend three days to see all the highlights we picked for you. Visit historical architectures and picturesque ice sculptures, get close contact with precious animals. Besides, you'll have the chance to ski at Yabuli Ski Resort.
2-Day Harbin Highlights Private Tour
During winter, Harbin, capital of China’s northern province, receives an avalanche of visitors to see the most spectacular works with massive and elaborate recreations of castles, historic landmarks and famous figures at Church of St. Sophia, Central Street and LaoDaoWai Road, lit up at night in dazzling bright colors to see the best of the winter wonderland at Sun Island and Ice and Snow World, explore beautiful scenery at Dragon Tower and Zhaolin Park, Songhua River, get close contact with animals at Siberian Tiger Park and Harbin Polarland.
2 Days Harbin Tour Package with Airport Transfer
This Harbin winter trip provides the ultimate freedom and flexibility to see all the highlights of Harbin in winter and experience Harbin's incredible nature and culture at your own pace. Get intimate contact with the Siberian tigers, have an excellent chance of appreciating the classic Saint Sophia Cathedral, experience the wonderland of Harbin Ice and Snow World, venture to the vibrant Central Street, and marvel at Sun Island Scenic Area for an incredible array of ice sculptures.
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