Day 2 Harbin (B/L/D)
After breakfast , firstly we will drive to Songhuajiang riverside to see the local people do the Winter Swimming is a very popular sport in Harbin. The brave winter swimmers go swimming in the icy water in winter while the other people watch wearing thick clothes. Local swimmers put on some performances like dancing and boxing on the ice as well as swimming in the pool against the chilly weather. Therefore, many tourists like to see the winter swimming - a brave activity.
Then take tour of Harbin Flood control monument It is at the riverside end of the Zhongyang Dajie). Built to commemorate the several floods of the Songhua River. And St. Sophia Church is one of the most splendid buildings in northern China.This church was initially built in 1907 when the Russian army arrived in this region just after Russia's loss to the Japanese in the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905).
After lunch, transfer to Sun Island Indoor Ice Carving Show Sun Island Park, which was once the retreat of choice for Harbin residents in the hot summer. A huge park with plenty of green to counteract the gray palette of the city's apartment blocks, it's pleasant to stroll around when sunny, though it really comes into its own when snow falls and the yearly sculpture exhibition moves in.
Continue the tour to the Northeast China Tiger Garden 15km further north than Sun Island Park, here you can find about three hundred Siberian tigers, lions and other big cats. There are only an estimated 700 Siberian tigers left in the wild, so Harbin's park is an important breeding base, though rather unusual in that it allows visitors to purchase the food that's thrown to the cats. You can buy a chicken, bits of beef or even a whole deer and in a circling and shaky bus,watch the tigers enjoy their meal
We will stroll around the Central Street It gradually developed into the busiest commercial street in Harbin. It begins from the Songhua River Flood Monument in the north to the Jinwei Street in the south. There are 71 European-style and simulated European-style buildings on the street in total. 13 city-level protected buildings assemble here.
In the evening, finally enjoy Ice Lantern Show is the earliest and biggest open-air artistic exhibition of the ice lantern in the world. It was initiated in 1963 in Zhaolin Park and held every winter since 1985 along with the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. Nowadays, it covers an area of 6.5 hectare (about 16 acres) and generally uses about 2,000 steres ice (about 71000 cubic feet) every time. It shows about 1,500 pieces of traditional ice lanterns with different themes
After the tour, transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight at Harbin