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Daparture Date: From January 5 to February 25
Day 1 Arrive in Harbin
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 2 Harbin(L)
Sightseeing: DragonT ower, St. Sofia Orthodox Church,Songhua River,SunIsland Park,Stalin Park,Flood Control Memorial Tower,Central Street
Dragon Tower: Dragon Tower with a height of 336 meters (1,102 ft) is a landmark of Harbin City, and it serves as Heilongjiang TV Broadcasting Tower.
St. Sofia Orthodox Church: Which is the largest Orthodox Church in theFar East(now it has been turned into a museum). Here you will find out why Harbin is called 'Little Moscow'. Have a leisure stroll along the beautiful Songhua River. Then continue to the SunIsland to see the amazing snow and ice sculptures.
Stalin Park: Located at south bank of Songhua Riverin Harbin City's Daoli District, it is a strip-shaped, open and waterside park, starting from the Songhua River Railway Bridgein the east to the Xiaojiu Station in the west. It covers 1,050 square meters and is in the lenghth of 1,750 meters. Facing the picturesque SunIsland across the river, the park is a well-known tourism scenic spot at home and abroad.
Flood control Memorial Tower: It is a monument like any other monument and nothing more - more interesting is to proceed down Central Street ( for pedestians only) and see all the old buildings dating back to when the Russian aristocrat refugees still lived in Harbin.
Central Street: Also known as St. Kitaiskaya, one of the main business streets in Harbin, is a perfect remnant of the bustling international business activities at the turn of the 20th century. The1.4kmlong street is a veritable museum of Europeanarchitectural ways.
Day 3 Harbin-Yabuli
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Yabuli Ski Resort which is the largest ski resort in Asia. On route enjoy the spectacular pastoral scenery covered with snow. This is unique in Northeastern China. Enjoy the rest of the day free at your own leisure in the world of snow. Yabuli Ski Resort: Is Chinese largest ski resort. The resort provides great skiing with high mountains and good snow. Because of the high elevation, snow falls for a long period of about 170 days.
Day 4 Harbin-Xuexiang
Sightseeing: Shuangfeng Forest
Xuexiang: Closed off by surrounding mountains, the village, aptly named Xuexiang, or "home of snow", has steadily build up its reputation among tourists over the last few years. It consists of around twenty wooden houses decorated with strings of golden corn and red chili hung to dry. In winter the snow here can reach up to two metres. This absorbs sound creating a winter wonderland. The snow here is natural and pristine. Normally snow begins to fall from October in Xuexiang, burying the village under a white blanket all winter.
Day 5 Xuexiang-Harbin
Sightseeing: Mt. Tudingzi
Day 6 Departure
After breakfast, be transferred back to Harbin for your flight to next stop.
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