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Harbin Travel Guide

General Introduction

Harbin is the capital city of Heilong Jiang Province. When talking about Harbin, People will mention the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival . It is a well know winter holidays destinations in China. If you are a sking lover, then Harbin is a gpod place to travel.

History of Harbin

Harbin itself doesn’t have a long history as a city unlike most other Chinese cities. The area had fishing villages until the Russians started to build a railroad into this area in 1897. The Russians wanted a shortcut through this area.

Weather of Harbin

Harbin has very cold winters and warm summers. In January, the average high temperature is -13 degrees Celsius (8 degrees F) and the average low is about -25 degrees Celsius (-13 degrees F). July is the hottest month. The average high temperature is 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees F) and the average low is 18 degrees Celsius (65 degrees F).

Travel tips in Harbin

Harbin’s winters are extremely cold. In January the average temperatures range from –13 to –25 degrees Celsius or +10 to –10 degrees F. So dress in layers of clothes for warmth.
In Harbin and the rest of China, when you travel by taxi, make sure that the drivers turn the meter on or that you negotiate about the price beforehand. If you don’t, when you arrive, they will charge you their own prices. Also, carry small denomination bills, because you may be handed fake money if you try to get change.
From the airport or the train station, it is better to take a cab that is waiting in the official taxi waiting line to avoid problems.
If you go to the bars, be forewarned that Harbin bars have a reputation for lots of fighting. If a fight starts, it is best to leave quickly

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