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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2015
place to stay  (9 Answers)

I need a suggestion of a place to stay in January near the old city and the ice festival. I want a decent place for three people but not pay more than 50 a night. thanks



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2015
Harbin - China medical services  (2 Answers)

Anyone knows if it is there any medical clinic, hospital or even doctor, for foreings?

I would travel there and stay for work over 2 years, and i have a ilness that is not curable but treatable, so i need to be able to do that (treat it). For example, go to a doctor, ask for certain analisys, ask for the medicine (recipe) every 3 or 2 months. Then the treatment follow up and diagnosis would be done by mail by my actual doctor.

The thing is i've read a lot of expiriences, and none of them is very good, if it is in normal chinese hospitals. So i wanted to know if i can find in harbin something like a specific foreing place or doctor.

I don't need to say that i dont know chineese for the moment.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2013
Ice Festival  (1 Answer)

We will only be in Harbin in late December from the 27th to the 31. Is it possible to visit/see the ice Festival then even though it officially does not open until January.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 02, 2013
Plan to visit Harbin my own  (3 Answers)

Can I travel to Harbin by my own without having any ground tour package with any tour agent? For example I call a cab to the tourist spot and get the entrance ticket myself? Is this way convenient during winter to visit ice sculpture?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2013
Ice festival, Harbin, China  (2 Answers)

1) How do hotel prices vary during Ice festival and during no festival?

2) How much does the average tourist spend during the festival?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2013
What is the opening time for Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival available for tourist?  (3 Answers)

We are going to travel in group in mid December. Is the festival open/available for public on 17th/18th of December? or the Snow and Ice world is available on 17th/18th of December?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2013
furs

we shall be in Harbin next week. Where would you recommend as a reputable store for fur coats or other products
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2012
Harbin Jan 2013  (3 Answers)

My husband and I plan to visit Harbin for 4 days in Jan.
Is 4 days too many days?
We are also thinking of adding 'snow village' to our Harbin itinerary. Are there any five-star hotel? Recommendation?
Can anyone recommend any good taxi or private driver that we can hire to and from snow village? What is the average round trip rate?
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2012
Ice Festival  (3 Answers)

Hi.I am planning to go to Harbin from 21 Feb to 23 Feb 2013. Is the Ice festival still on at these dates?I


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2012
Looking for an appartement in July and August 2012  (3 Answers)

Hello, I'm looking for an appartement in Harbin for July and August 2012. I'm coming to study Mandarin in Harbin. Thank you very much for your help and kind regards from Billy, Basle, Switzerland


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 20, 2012
Hostel or kidsfriendly hotel in Harbin

We are planning to travel to Harbin in May, with our two kids (7 and 11). We will stay about 8 nights. We found the Harbin Russia International Youth Hostel on the internet. Does someone know about this hostel? Is it clean? Familyrooms? Private shower? Same questions about the Harbin North International Youth Hostel.

Or do you know about other kidsfriendly hotels in Daoli or Daowai?

thank you, Inge


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2011
Airport to city centre  (3 Answers)

I'm arriving at hrb airport at around 10:30 pm. Can I get to the city by train?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2011
visiting Harbin for family history research  (1 Answer)

Hi, we are planning a trip to Harbin, partly to learn more about family heritage!
We are trying to find out where my husband's mother was born. We have a name for the village in Russian script -
щучье, трехречье, харбин

and western script, it is Shuche ("Pike"), Three Rivers, Harbin
Obviously Harbin exists today as a large and thriving city but we'd love to know if the village itself still exists and if so what is its name in Chinese? And how to get there from Harbin? Also does anyone know if the Evangelical Lutheran church is still there? If anyone can help I would be most grateful! Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 21, 2011
Cheap short term ( month) apartment/hotel in Harbin?  (2 Answers)

We're going to Harbin for about three months and need to find an apartment/hotel to stay in for the duration. The closer to local prices the better as we're on a very strict budget. Twin share or similar. We don't speak Chinese, we just started learning. Is there anywhere you can think of that we can rent for one month at a time perhaps?
Cheers.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 08, 2011
Harbin Ice Festival  (4 Answers)

Morning.. Singapore calling Harbin!

I am planning to be in China over Christmas and New Years, ie before the Ice Festival begins. Just wondering if it's possible to visit the ice sculptures before the official opening date.

The second question is where to go skiing in China? I have never skied before heheh... if it can be near Harbin that would be great!




Thanks and hear from you!

Josie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2010
Harbin trip from 22nd Dec to 31th Dec.(:  (5 Answers)

Hey,in about two weeks time,I'll be going to Harbin with my family but I have no idea how many sweater should I bring for that 10 days trip.I heard that it's important to get lip balm,so what kind of lip balm is suitable for harbin?Also,is it okay to wear contact lens during the trip?? Lastly,any tips on what's the full attire to wear? I hope to receive replies as soon as possible and thank you in advance!:D


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2010
Dec 20 to Jan 2  (1 Answer)

HI Vters

We are planning to spend Christmas and New Year at Harbin and wonder if we will be able to enjoy the Ice Festival during that period. From what I see, one of the exhibition kicks off only on Jan 5th 2011. Unfortunately, we can't stay beyond the 3rd. Is it worth going to Harbin during this period?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2010
Traveling in China for Ice Festival in 2011  (5 Answers)

does anyone know a guide suitable for Harbin


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2010
BUBBY4388  (1 Answer)

I would like to know if Taxis are the best way to tour around Harbin or a private guide in January 2011. How far is the Harbin Airport from the centre of the city. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2010
shopping in harbin  (2 Answers)

i came to jiamusi china from the united states with my husband and 2 kids and our dog. we spent some time in beijing also before finally coming here though. now i am looking for certain things to get and dont want to have to go all the way back to beijing to go shopping. are there plenty of places there in harbin for westerns to find things? anyone speak english and want to be a tour guide sometime?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2010
How much does the festival cost? how long are the tickets good for?  (5 Answers)

I am trying to find some basic info on the Ice Festival we will be arriving on January 24. How much does each venue cost to see the sculptures is how does it work? Do you get a ticket that you have to carry around with you is there a gate you walk in and will we have to pay each day/time we visit? Even though I have been doing a lot of research I haven't come across a clear explanation on prices.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2010
Anything for vegetarians to eat in Harbin?  (2 Answers)

Hi! Will eating be a problem for me in Harbin since I am a vegetarian (I do eat dairy and seafood)? Are there many western style restaurants? Also, how many days are recommended to see the Ice Festival? Are 3-4 days enough? Thanks for any info! We are thinking of coming to Harbin during Chinese New Year. I hope it will not be too crowded????


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2009
Going early to the Harbin Festival  (9 Answers)

This is Courtney, VT Press Manager and I need some help with a project we're working on. I've heard that you can see the snow sculptures at the Harbin festival early before the crowds come--can anyone verify that for me?

Thanks so much!
C


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2009
Taxi contact in Harbin  (2 Answers)

Hi There, anyone has any taxi contact in Harbin? Grateful if you can drop me an email. Cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2009
What to wear and will I see the Ice Scplture  (4 Answers)

Hi,

Iam going to harbin this Chrismas, I would like to know what I should wear and buy. I will be going through Dalian before reachin Harbin, can I buy my mitten and snow cap there? I have a high blood presure mum that I will bring along, is there any advice for her? My brother is very sensitive to cold, he gets cold very easily, is there a way to keep him warm. Is cashmere sweeter enought to brace the cold in Harbin? By the way what is the average temperature in Harbin during the winter season? I would also like to know will I be seeing the completed scplture during that Chrismas sesson? Are we given entry to the park to see these items before the offical launching?

Sorry for so many questions.

Hope you all can help answer them.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2009
Urgent responses required!!!!!!!!!!  (6 Answers)

Hi!!!

I am leaving for China tomorrow! (so excited!)

If anyone can help me that would be great!

My husband and I will be in Harbin on the 10th, I need to know how easy it is at the airport? The whole time we are in China we will be picked up at all the airports and taken to our hotels by the tour company, but in Harbin we will be on our own.

We will have to make it from the airport to our hotel and then back again.

According to my itinerary, they advise to be at the airport 2 hours before the flight back to Beijing... is this true?

Do they really not queue over there?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 06, 2009
Things to do in Harbin in Spring  (2 Answers)

I will be in Harbin in late March, early April. What are some things to do in Harbin around that time? I assume the ice sculptures will already be melted.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2008
Cost of taxi versus ground tour  (4 Answers)

I have a group of 7 people planning to visit Harbin for 3 days in Jan 2009. Anyone has an idea how much transportation will cost for 2 days. We plan to visit major sites like Siberian tiger park, Sun Island & Snow World. One more question is will it be easy to book a cab or 7seat coach in Harbin

Any recommendation of reliable tour agents?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 23, 2008
A few questions about Harbin  (7 Answers)

Hi eveyone!

My hubsband and I are going to Harbin in early Jan 09',

To anyone living in Harbin or anyone with experience:

(1) How much (Yuan/RMB) does it cost to catch a cab from Harbin Airport to the Lungmen Modern Plaza Hotel (85 Hongjun Street Nangang District)I think it is about 40km's drive? does anyone know how long the drive takes?

(2) We are going to Harbin Ice & Snow World, Zhaolin Park, Sun Island Park & the Siberian Tiger Park, out of those choices, would you not go to any of them..I heard Zhaolin Park was not worth it?

(3) Do most people speak English in Harbin? will we have any trouble? (I am learning the basics in Chinese)

(4) I know it will be very cold when we go, does it snow that time of year?

Looking forward to your responses,

thanks,

Toni


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 20, 2008
thermal cloths in harbin  (4 Answers)

i like to travel harbin in jan,2009. how about the clothings ? can i get woolen or thermal cloths on hire at railway station or airport ?



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