Harbin Ice Sculptor

Secrets of a Harbin Ice Sculptor

Meet Li Changkun, a Harbin ice sculptor, the hands behind the glistening towers of Harbin’s Ice and Snow World.
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How to Plan a Trip to Harbin: Ice Festival and More

If you see your friends in China stocking up on thermal underwear and down jackets at this time of year, they are likely planning a trip to Harbin, China’s top winter destination. Here’s a look...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

Jewish Tours of China

With a history of Jewish immigration spanning to the days of the Silk Road, there has been a presence of Judaism in China since the imperial times of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).  Arriving from Western...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

Beat the Heat This Summer in China’s Ice City

We love summer, and who doesn’t? Long days, festive atmosphere and always something going on. Yet sometimes, that sweltering summer heat can get just a little too much, especially in some of China’s hotter cities....
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Tibetan Buddhism Flags

Insider’s Guide to the Harbin Ice Festival

The city of Harbin, in northeast China, is well-known for its frosty weather come winter. Temperatures drop as low as  -40 °C (-40 °F) and thick snow covers the ground for months on end. But all...
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Man enjoying his tea

Top 4 Things to do in Harbin

Harbin’s International Ice Festival draws in tourists from around the world, but this mystical city is worth more than just a day trip. If you stay just a little while longer, you’ll be privy to...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

China in Winter: Where Should I Visit?

China in winter is home to many unexpected cold weather wonderlands. Instead of getting the winter blues this year, embrace the season and enjoy unique experiences that rival any of those you could have in the warmer months. ...
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