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Last updated by nsoroa at 2011/1/19; Destinations:

 Harbin is a sub provicial city and the capital and largest city of heilongjiang Province in northeast China. it lies on the southern bank of the Songhua river. Harbin is tenth largest city in China (almost 10million), serving as key political, economic, .....

Harbin is originally a Manchu word meaning "a place for drying fishing nets", Harbin is often called "Ice City". Harbin is weel know for its beautiful scultures in winter, "Ice festival". 

It is said that the city didn't have enough tourits or attraction to make the people visit the city. Then the politician decided to start teh Ice festival, to make the most important ice festival and people from all over the world will visit this amazing show that you can feel all around the city.


Harbin also plays an import part in teh relationship between Russia, Because 100 years ago, Harbin was more similar to a Russian city than a Chinese city. Also in the 20s Harbin was considered China's fashion capital as new designs from Moscow reached there first before arriving in Shanghai. Harbin is also a potencial candidate for teh 2022 Winter Olympics.


I personally recomend visit this city at least once in your live to see this amazing, huge, fantastic and great ice festival that you are not going to forget. Many of my friends called Harbin "Narnia", maybe you have seen this movie and you can feel a little bit closer to this city.