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Q: Anything to do or see in Harbin?

I've seen the wikiTravels page, but still not sure what to do. Anyone else in Harbin? Have you tried anything and liked it/disliked it? I'd also enjoy shopping reviews/pointers if you have them.

7 years 47 weeks ago in  General  - Harbin

 
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Shopping is actually quite good. The square where the old Russian church is has a shopping centre underneath it. OMG. Never seen so many shoes in my life. The shops above ground are expensive. Go under ok? Hamamas is a pretty good place to chill out with a coffee and a sandwich. On the corner there at Hamamas is one of the best tended marijuana plantations you're ever likely to see in the middle of a large city. Got photos - hard to believe!
Subway being constructed. Lots of foreigners most of whom are Russian and all of whom are disliked. Taxi drivers are baaaaddd and because they think every foreigner is a Russian they won't stop to pick you up unless you hire a local to wave one down for you.
Then of course there is the beer festival, just finished about 6 weeks ago and then the Ice Expo which is an absolute must see, just once. Temperature around -40 so dress accordingly.
Oh, the tiger park is in Harbin as well.
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Yeah, that marijuana farm is pretty amazing ..

Only in China Laughing out loud

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7 years 44 weeks ago
 
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They make Harbin beer there! Go swim in it.

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Dont know much about Harbin but if you head south a few hours there is a Tiger park (not exactly work place safty freindly)also there is a out door movie set
that alot of movies and tv programs are made there
Heilongjiang has
other things like Jinpo Lake down near Vadavostock
and a underground forrest
but these things are closer to Mudanjiang than Harbin
5 hours on the bus

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for shopping... there's a lot of place you can go 
1. Central Street. 
2. Underground shopping stalls..
3. Carrefour, wallmart and Chinese expensive malls

Coffee/foods
1. Hamamas, which is famous for foreigners.
2. Foodcourt at Buy Now basement.
3. Rendezvous coffeeshop which has a good coffee.
4. Corner Coffee outside the gate of HIT.
5. Ming Tien Cafe.. not advisable to go there hella expensive.

Sightseeing spots/amusement parks
1. Sophia Church
2. Central Steet..made of cobble stones 
4. Cable car ride from Riverside to Sun Island
5. Sun Island
6. Harbin amusement Park
7. Tiger park
8. Ice world (in winter) Jiang Bei

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7 years 33 weeks ago

meeeeeeeeoooooooow

 
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No it is a crap hole get out while you can....

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There are lots of Russian women shopping there, They would be fun to do I am sure. If not you can do the Chinese girls that are there instead. I hear they like ice there so bring a bag with you, it seems they lost the recipe and cannot make their own anymore.

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7 years 33 weeks ago

Come on thumbs down everything I say. rnrnPlease I like it thumbs down some more.

 
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Go to Boxtown and say Hi to Alan (Chinese owner with Irish accent). Good guy and he will treat u well. Enjoy a pint or two there. It's a kool spot.

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Well, I have been lived in Harbin 4 years, If you to want visit harbin, Make sure your health whether you could survive harbin weather. good luck right now harbin having not so much snow but there is one thing interesting to see. Ice & snow sculpture as well as russian street.

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