"Minimal Dressing in Winter City" Harbin by walterwu

Harbin Travel Guide: 359 reviews and 916 photos

The City

Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province, is located in the middle reaches of the Songhua River in the south of the province. The urban area is composed of seven districts: Daoli, Daowai, Nangang, Taiping, Xiangfang, Dongli and Pingfang. The whole city covers an area of 632 square miles, with a population of 2.54 million.


Arrived at Harbin on 25-Dec-06, outdoor temperature about -15. Look the the picture above, the kids only had on a long-john (wool), sweater and sport jacket.

  • Last visit to Harbin: Dec 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    Nice tips Walter

  • Dec 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM


    I am looking for some advice and you seem to be the person to ask. Already your information here has answered nearly all of my questions concerning Harbin.
    However I need your help in one matter- I had planned to be in Harbin 9-11 February 2013. which is Chinese new year. will things still be open? Should I change these dates?
    Thank you for you time.

    • walterwu's Profile Photo
      Dec 3, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      Most Chinese will treasure their new year and may have gone back to their hometown. However, there will be some that are resident there and the shops may remain open during that period.

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