Famous for its annual ice festival, Harbin is a city in northeast China. Fly with EVA Air and relax in a comfortable and spacious seat while flicking through enVoyage, our entertaining magazine. Alternatively, you could pass the time away with Star Gallery, the world’s most advanced in-flight entertainment system.
Wander around Harbin’s old quarter and take in the glorious Russian-influenced architecture. The wonderful St. Sophia Cathedral is a photogenic beauty, now home to the Harbin Museum of Architecture. The top of Dragon TV Tower offers terrific views of the surroundings and, if you’re feeling brave, you can strap on a harness and walk along the outside deck. For fresh air and natural scenery, Sun Island, Zhaolin Park, and Stalin Park are ideal. A relaxing gondola ride along the Songhua River is a terrific way to soak up the sights. Culture lovers should pay a visit to the large Confucius Temple and Temple of Heavenly Bliss. The Siberian Tiger Preserve is another of Harbin’s popular attractions, home to hundreds of large cats.
The yearly Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival takes place from the start of December to the end of February, with several winter wonderlands across the city. You can also head out of the city for skiing and other snow sports. You’ll definitely benefit from warm clothes, thick socks, and comfortable shoes at this time of year. Summers are warm and sunny.