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Thursday, November 17 2022 - 19:01
AsiaNet
Exuding Unique Charm, Chinese "Ice City"Harbin Sends Warm Invitation to the World
HARBIN, China, Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Harbin, the capital city of China's northmost Heilongjiang Province, has opened 
its arms and extended a warm invitation to the world with its ice and snow 
culture, natural scenery, iconic architecture, and modern music, according to 
the municipal government.

The city is renowned for its ice and snow culture, vividly displayed in Harbin 
Ice and Snow World. For those who want to know what it's like to be surrounded 
by hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of ice and snow, the best way is to 
come and feel it. Stairs, walls, railings, palaces, and castles are all made of 
ice.

At Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, there are all kinds of 
extraordinary snow sculptures, some of which are as tall as nearly 10 stories. 
The ice and snow are made into unique artwork, as well as people's daily lives.

The Harbin people's ice and snow DNA is suddenly awakened when the first snow 
falls. Snowball fights, snowmen, skiing, snow circles, ice slides, ice sleds, 
and ice gyros. Ice and snow games fill Harbin people's leisure time.

The story of Harbin starts from its mother river "Songhua River", which 
originates from Tianchi "Heaven" Lake in Changbai Mountain. While running 
through Harbin, the river has also brought vitality to the city. Harbin area is 
also the birthplace of the Jin and Qing dynasties nearly 1000 years ago. The 
population grew, and villages developed along the Songhua River.

At the end of the 19th century, this once-small fishing village began to evolve 
with the fall of the sleeper of the Middle East Railway. Harbin has become one 
of the few cities with railways and was given a new name, "the city pulled by 
trains. Harbin, rapidly internationalized, has quickly become a metropolis 
meshed with eastern and western cultures.

When people visit Harbin, their first stop is to go straight to Central Street. 
This 1450-meter-long street is more of a museum of architecture. Architectural 
styles such as Baroque, Renaissance, eclecticism, etc., and influential 
architectural schools in the history of western architecture can be found here.

St. Sophia's Church, two blocks away from Central Street, was founded in 1907. 
When it snowed, entering the Church with red bricks and green roofs was like 
entering a fairy tale.

Laodaowai, dubbed "Chinese Baroque Street," is another must-see. The 
architecture here is in the form of Baroque on the outside, but the layout of 
the Chinese courtyard is on the inside. The outer wall's relief symbolizes the 
grain harvest, the prosperous and auspicious peony, and so on, which has a 
beautiful meaning in Chinese.

Harbin, known for its love of music, is recognized as a "Music City" by UNESCO. 
At the end of the 19th century, opera, ballet, and jazz were introduced to 
Harbin. The first batch of conservatories and symphony orchestras in China were 
born here, which made Harbin one of the birthplaces of modern music in China.

Source: Harbin Municipal Government

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in Harbin Ice and Snow World.

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