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"Stalin Park" Top 5 Page for this destination Harbin Off The Beaten Path Tip by mke1963

Harbin Off The Beaten Path: 36 reviews and 46 photos

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by mke1963

Stalin Park, or Sidalin Gongyuan, stretches east from the Flood Control Monument, ending at the steel girder railway bridge across the river. It is a favourite place for local residents to come and walk their dogs and just enjoy the views across the river towards the new towns of Songbei and the Taiyingdao (Sun Island) resort, beyond the unusual 'leaning' bridge on the far bank.
The park has a number of wooden and stone pavilions, some dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, with more modern ones designed in a similar Russian style, but with perhaps a lot less spent on the quality of build!
The name of the park surprises many, as this remains its name even now. In fact, the ties between Russia and Harbin remain very strong, and the crimes and failings of the Russian dictator are not so strongly perceived here.

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  • Written Feb 9, 2005
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