About Harbin | 哈尔滨

Conference City——Harbin

Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang Province, with a population of 5.3 million and covering an area of 18,000 square kilometers. Located in eastern Songnen plain, it's a rolling land with low hills, and shallow valleys and crossed by the Songhua River. It has a semi-humid temperate climate with an annual average temperature of 3.5 degree Celsius, rainfall of 530 millimeters and a frost-free period of 140 days. It's mineral resources are coal, quartzite, marble, copper, lead and zinc etc. Harbin is one of China's key industrial bases, with machine building industry as its main stay. Foodstuff, petroleum, chemicals and textiles are its important prop-ups. The output value of its pharmaceutical industry ranks first in China. The main agricultural products are wheat, soybean, beet, flax, tobacco, poultry, etc. It's among China's major beet growing areas. Harbin is the commercial center of Heilongjiang Province as well as the communication hub in the northern part of North-East China, with a well-developed railway and highway network. It has regular air links with over 30 cities at home and abroad. The Songhua River is an important waterway for shipping.

Songhua River:

Glancing across the frozen Songhua River, you will find a brightly-lit stretch of buildings glittering in the distance. Red, yellow, blue, green, orange and purple lights wove together, illuminating the dark night. The distance makes it look like a wonderland; a castle in a fairy tale or a mirage.In the Ice and Snow World, you will watch and enjoy the tallest, most beautiful, grandest and most charming ice and snow spectacles. You will experience curious ice and snow activities, such as seeking for the treasure in the maze, climbing the ice rocks, snow golf and snow football. You will also have fun with about 30 cultures and integrate yourself with the charming and grand scene of the decorative night laps and you will feel that you are traveling in the paradise on earth.

Harbin has a temperate monsoon climate with four distinct seasons, but Harbin claims to be best in summer and winter, especially winter. So you are lucky to be here in season. the sculptures of the harbin ice lantern festival took the shapes of Chinese monuments: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, sacred Buddhist mountains. Until this winter, Mickey Mouse, Donald duck and Winnie the pooh come to this ice and snow world, when I see these lovely thing, it brings my childhood memories back, I watched a lot of cartoons when I was a kid, like Winnie the pooh.