Winter is undoubtably the best time to visit Harbin due to its world-famous ice and snow world festival, held each year and attracting thousands of tourists to admire the stunning sculptures and palaces of ice. However, unless you are travelling as part of an organised tour, most visitors don't know about some of the other … Continue reading Harbin highlights – three day itinerary (winter)
Just one year ago, I visited the Harbin Ice Festival - the most famous attraction in Harbin. Held every winter at three parks across the city, this really is a must-see for anyone visiting Northern China in winter. I thought I'd share with you my top tips for making the most of your trip... Dress … Continue reading Harbin Ice Festival – Top Tips
The Chinese Language Winter School at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is a 4 week program in January each year for students to study Chinese intensively in a fully immersive environment. I participated in this program during my year abroad studying at HIT in order to improve my Chinese language skills. Overview 4 … Continue reading Review: Harbin Chinese Language Winter School
My time at Harbin has been one of the most enjoyable years of my life - not only have I learnt so much about the language and culture of China, but also met some incredible people and travelled to fantastic places. Particular travel highlights for me must be travelling around northern China with fellow GenUK … Continue reading Harbin – Graduation
The main park in Harbin, with a fun theme park for the kids
One of the friends I have made in Harbin invited a crowd of us to go along to his archery club for a fun afternoon after exams. Having never properly played archery before (not since a fun school trip in primary school) I was quite nervous I had to admit, but luckily I managed not to … Continue reading Harbin – Archery
Cherry blossom is probably associated most famously with Japan, but all over the world beautiful little flowers are blooming. Here in Harbin, there are a few cherry trees on campus and around the city - providing a much welcomed splash of colour to the grey architecture!