Russian Nested Doll
It's a toy, which is made up of several lovely dolls. The small one is placed in the large one. The smaller one is placed in the small one. One doll is stored inside another until there is no room to hold any other doll. Every doll is painted with various pictures, such as, man who is hunting on the horse, woman wearing fine clothes, children who are playing.
Candy Stuffed With Wine
The Candy Stuffed with Wine is a traditional Russian-style candy. It has a long history. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was introduced into Harbin. The Candy Stuffed with Wine made by the Candy Factory of the Qiulin Company is recognized to be the best.
Harbin Red Sausage
Harbin Red sausage was originally called Russia and Lithuania Sausage. It has a history of nearly one hundred years since it has been introduced into Harbin. Because the surface of the sausage is purplish red, it's called Red Sausage by locals.
Sugar Candy Hulu
It's a main local product in Harbin. Red haws are pierced together on a stick, with melted sugar candy on the surface. Its fragrant, sweet and tasty. Looked in the distance, it looks like a bunch of red agates.
Lie Ba is a kind of typical large Russian bread. It’s nearly larger than the pot using for steaming food. Only Harbin has traditional cooks and facilities of making pastry in China, These cooks can roast the real Russian bread. Therefore, Lie Ba is the local flavor food.
Harbin Shops and Stores:
There are many places to buy things in Harbin. The underground shopping streets of Jindi, Guomao City and Hongbo form an underground shopping world;
Guogeli Dajie was built in 1901 with a history of more than 100 years. It is located in the center of Nangang District. Started from south of Cheong Street and ended from north of Cayman Street, this street is 2642 meters long in total. Guogeli Dajie is the second biggest shopping district in Harbin's after Zhongyang Dajie (bigger in size). This area around is dotted with Russian buildings and huge shopping malls. It was original a non-government trading street for Russian goods, so Russian styles could be seen at almost everywhere. The goods there are various and most of them are of high quality and famous brands. In the middle of this road, there is a small man-made lake with a central fountain. Around the lake are many small but famous pubs. During the warmer months, this small square is packed with people out for a night walk.
Underground Shopping Mall Of Golden Street
With fresh air and bright light, underground shopping mall of Golden Street lies under the Fendou Road of Nangang District in Harbin. It was a part of civil defenses originally during the war period. In 1988, it was reconstructed to be an underground shopping mall. Underground shopping mall of Golden Street is a comprehensive shopping mall with integration of different functions including shopping, touring and catering. Its total building area is about 15,000 square meters with two floors and is separated into a fast food restaurant and 6 business halls. These 6 business halls mainly sell all kinds of clothes at every range coming from Korea, Japan, America, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai and Guangdong and so on. The goods there always lead the consumption trend of Harbin city. This street builds a good identity in local peoples hearts. And it has been bright scenery of Harbin.
Harbin No.1 Department Store
Harbin No.1 Department Store is conveniently situated in the most bustling part, and it occupies a business area of 33,000 square meters. There are 50,000 kinds of commodities ready for sale. Now, this modern and multifunctional department store is the largest and the best merchandising business in Heihongjiang province. The department store was built in unique architectural style, and it is large-scale and majestic. The advanced business equipment and facilities on each floor are arranged by using modern art designs and presentation methods. The overall decorating is luxurious. The space gives people a strong sense of rhythm and the environment is so elegant. Every needed facility is prepared in the store: the automatic escalators for passengers and employees, full-closed central air conditioning, musical fountain and large electronic screen advertising, and so on. In Harbin No.1 Department Store, you could not only enjoy shopping, but also relax yourselves.
Harbin Central Avenue has been the largest and longest Pedestrian Street in Asia, dating back to the year 1898, and it is the most prosperous business street in Harbin at present. With the length of 1,450 meters and the width of 21.34 meters, the Central Avenue features European-style buildings, row upon row of boutique commercial buildings and relaxation area with rich multicolored decorations. In Northeast China, Harbin Central Avenue is as renowned as the Bund in Shanghai.
Zhongyi Department Store
Zhongyi Department Store is adequate for most local people and visitors. Costume, adornments, fashion jewelers, cosmetics, perfumes, Korean stationery, and other merchandises are available in this four stored building and the most important thing is that the goods there are not expensive at all. If you want to buy some clothes, underground costume town will be your best choice. The first floor mainly sells all kinds of fabulous jewelers and silvery products. Besides, there is a Fendou Non-staple Foods Department providing refreshments and meat products, including Harbin specialties, red sausage and Dabieba. The second floor is divided into two parts. One side is for underwear. At the other side, all kinds of home appliances can be bought there. The third floor offers customers with electric equipment, mobile phones, MP3, MP4...... a series of convenient facilities. Anyway, it's a good place for shopaholic.