Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang Province, China's northeastern-most region. With its arctic climate and abundant ice and snow, the city is known as China's "Ice City." The architecture in Harbin gives the city its nickname of "Oriental Moscow" and "Oriental Paris."
Since 1963, the world-famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has been hosted in January of each year. During that time, exquisite ice sculptures are decorated with colorful ice lanterns and winter sports competitions attract thousands of local and overseas visitors.
If you visit Harbin, don't miss the Harbin Ice and Snow World -- by far the largest ice and snow art exhibition and amusement park in the world. The picturesque Sun Island Scenic Area and the Sophia Cathedral are also good choices for you to go.
Following are the top 10 attractions in Harbin, China.
No. 10 Jinyuan Cultural Tourism Area（金源文化旅游区）
The Jinyuan Cultural Tourism Area, located 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) south of Acheng City, Harbin, is a well-preserved site of the capital of Kin Dynasty (1115-1234). Today, the meridian Gate and palaces are in good condition, and the walls of outside city, barbican entrance, turret and moat are still there. Acheng City is a historical site which was used to be the largest city and political, economic, military and cultural center of northeast Asia during the 12th century.
Admission:10 yuan (US$1.63) / person