Where is Harbin Located?
Harbin is the capital of the province of Heilongjiang and is situated on the southern Bank of the Songhua river, as the tenth-largest city in China is an important political, economic, scientific and cultural communication centre in the North-East of the country. Every year in January or February, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival takes place in Harbin. Artists from all over China and around the world are here to build sculptures out of snow or ice and build a wonderful snow and ice world in Harbin.
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The word “Harbin” comes originally from the Manchu language and means “a place where fishermen dry their nets”; the city is nicknamed “Pearl on the gooseneck” because of the Swan shape of Heilongjiang province, but is also called “eastern Moscow or Paris” because of its architecture. In Harbin, one can still see much of the former Russian influence, which arose from the construction of the China Railway, an extension of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and through which Harbin, formerly known only as a fishing village, gradually developed into the largest commercial center in North-East Asia. It now serves as an important Trade Center with Russia.
Harbin is now also known worldwide as an “ice city” because of its long and cold winter, but above all because of the exhibition of the famous ice sculptures.
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