About Harbin, China
Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang, and located in the northernmost province of China. The Harbin Metro area alone contains roughly 6,700,500 people within 3940 square miles of land – this makes Harbin the most populous city in Heilongjiang. Imports and exports make up most of this region’s economy, which can include everything from building materials to textiles to agricultural products. The city’s culture features a historical Russian legacy, and is therefore an important gateway in Sino-Russian trade today.
Popular Destinations in Harbin
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Harbin? A city known for its winter festivities and attractions, Harbin is nicknamed the “Ice City” – this is why you will find many winter related travel destinations in the list below:
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival at Sun Island Park: Since 1985, this festival has been held annually between January and February. The Harbin Ice adn Snow Festival celebrates the greatest ice artworks of China, many of which are accentuated by the use of colored lighting in the evenings. It also features China’s greatest bits of wisdom and nature;exciting ice sports, vivid snow and ice carvings, and multicolored ice lanterns are some of the wonders. Continuing the theme of snow and ice but for the more active winter skier, Yabuli Winding Village offers the Yabuli International Ski Resort. This is a possible contender to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Central Street (Zhongyang Dajie): Restaurants and department stores decorate this area. It is the city’s most prosperous pedestrian street, and offers items including such as jewelry, lacquer ware, Russian dolls and other sundries common to the Chinese–Russian market. There are numerous examples of European architectural styles from eclecticism to Renaissance.
Heilongjiang Broadcast and TV Tower: Definitely a gem of the city, this tower is the second highest in the world and the absolute highest in Asia. Also known as the Dragon Tower, the view from atop this building is the finest in the city, especially at night.
Siberian Tiger Park: Located near Sun Island, a tour of this space can be completed in roughly one hour but many of the viewing areas are only accessible by car. It is, however, a fascinating glimpse into the world of fully grown tigers and their cubs. These are purebred Siberian tigers, an endangered species, 500 of which have been reared by the Siberian Tiger Park.
Church of St. Sophia: More Russian architectural influence is evident here; This is a perfect example of one of the few remaining Russian buildings of Harbin. Although the interior is not fully restored, its majesty is evident, both inside and out. With old photographs of Harbin and other historical exhibits, the inside is now dedicated to a museum. At night, the outdoor lighting creates a breathtaking sight appreciated by not only visitors but by the locals as well. The cathedral is frequently used as a backdrop for concert events.
Erlongshan Ski Resort: Also known as the Dragon Pearl Ski Resort, this popular attraction site is well-known for its family-friendly ski tour offerings, snowboarding, tobogganing, and more. During warmer months, visitors will also find this ski resort interesting due to its willow-lined shores of pristine lakes and verdant pine forests.
Luxury Lodging in Harbin
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Harbin? In Harbin, there is an excellent range of luxury hotels for travelers to consider, including:
- Kempinski Hotel, Harbin
- Shangri-la Hotel, Harbin
- Sofitel Wanda Hotel, Harbin
- Wanda Realm Harbin Hotel
Airports In or Nearby Harbin For Private Jets
Travelers can find a handful of airports that are within decent proximity to Harbin. The airports include:
- Harbin Taiping International Airport (HRB): Harbin Taiping International Airport is located less than 50 miles southwest of the city of Harbin. The airport facilitates both international and domestic flights and has the capacity to handle six million passengers annually. Taiping is operated by the civil government and consists of one asphalt runway in the 05/23 direction.
- Changchun Longjia International Airport (CGQ): Changchun Longjia International Airport is located less than 166 miles away from Harbin. Opened in 2005, the airport has a terminal building that has an area of nearly 790,000 square feet. Longjia has one concrete runway in the 06/24 direction and has the capacity to handle more than six million passengers annually.
- Jiamusi Dongjiao Airport (JMU): Serving Jiamusi which is located in the province of Heilongjiang, this airport is located 230 miles away from Harbin. It serves an estimated number of 500,000 passengers per year. There is a concrete runway designated in the 06/24 direction.
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