Harbin

  • Harbin is located to the north of Beijing, 18 hours away by train and one hour and forty minutes by plane. The old capital of Manchuria, a vast industrial city, has maintained its architectural style, influences by the time of the White Russians. Many Russian tourists go there to do their shopping and barter with the Chinese. The Japanese occupation was particularly savage there. You go to Harbin mainly ...
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  • In the former capital of Manchuria, a huge industrial area, the architectural heritage of the days of the White Russians is still visible today.
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  • The Harbin Institute of Technology is one of the most prestigious universities in China. It was founded in 1920 thanks to a partnership between the Chinese and the Russians.
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  • Harbin is an industrial city in full economic expansion.
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  • The seven-storey Buddhist pagoda in Harbin is the largest temple in Harbin. It was built in 1924.
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  • The Saint Sophia Cathedral is a former Russian Orthodox Church. It was built in 1907 to celebrate the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1903.
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  • The Harbin Polar Aquarium is one of the largest in the world. Tourists can observe the largest polar bears in the Arctic Village.
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Amy Adejokun
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Harbin is located to the north of Beijing, 18 hours away by train and one hour and forty minutes by plane. The old capital of Manchuria, a vast industrial city, has maintained its architectural style, influences by the time of the White Russians. Many Russian tourists go there to do their shopping and barter with the Chinese. The Japanese occupation was particularly savage there. You go to Harbin mainly between January and February (it is easily 30C!) for the Lantern Festival and the monumental illuminated constructions in snow and ice. You should also see the Siberian Tiger Park.

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