As one of the largest cities in northeast China, Harbin enjoys excellent transportation links to and from the city. What's more, Harbin is also one of China's gateways into Siberia, Russia and northeast Asia, making it an invaluable "hinge" for onward traveling.
Taiping International Airport in Harbin is the second largest in northeastern China, with 18 airlines operating 84 routes, 23 of which are international. Several large train-lines also run through Harbin, which has two train stations from where visitors can access cities across China, and also into Russia.
The two largest highways running through Harbin are the 102 which connects Harbin to Beijing, and 202 which leads to Dalian. There are many other highways though: Harbin can be reached easily by road from most major destinations.
Harbin is located in the middle reaches of Songhua River and has the largest freshwater port in northeast China. Travelers can use the waterway network to reach Russia and Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.
Harbin’s internationally acclaimed ice sculptures are going on holiday this festive season!
Direct flights from Harbin to Moscow are now available from Ural Airlines. The flight will take around nine hours one way and one return service will be operated every Thursday.
Harbin public transport authorities are introducing dogs trained to sniff out narcotics and explosive materials in the cities latest drive to upgrade security.
Although Harbin is a popular winter destination, there is also a lot to do around Harbin in the warmer seasons, especially for those fond of outdoor activities and close encounters with flora and fauna.
Between August 11 until about October, Harbin will focus on non-motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic violations, including jaywalking, crossing through red lights, climbing over fences, etc.
The 2014 Harbin Beer Festival is coming June 26- July 7. The opening ceremony will be on June 26 and will feature beers from eight different countries.
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