Jinshanling Great Wall

The Jinshanling Great Wall is not very far from Beijing. Starting from Beijing, it takes less than two hours along the Jingcheng Expressway to go to the Jinshanling Great Wall Scenic Spot in Chengde. Ticket of the Jinshanling Great is 65 yuan/person, and the ropeway ticket is bought in the main entrance of the scenic spot. The ropeway is located in the middle section of the Jinshanling Great Wall. It can only go through halfway. If there is no problem with your physical strength, don’t take the cableway. The road to the mountain is not long. After going up the mountain, you can enter the Great Wall from the General Building and go east to the East Gate of the East Five-Eye Building. The whole journey takes four hours. After more than twenty floors, you will feel the second half of the road more challenging and the damage more serious. Jinshanling Great Wall is covered with green trees and grass, and the Great Wall is full of windings on the ridge. The view is very good and the scenery is spectacular and beautiful. Perhaps it is because it’s a little far from Beijing, there are very few tourists, and it is very funny to play the Jinshanling Great Wall.

Jinshanling Great Wall is very captivating. In the eyes of photographers, its beauty far exceeds Badaling Great Wall, and there are not many tourists here. The beautiful Jinshanling Great Wall reflects the afterglow of the setting sun, and the scenery is absolutely touching. The most elite part of Jinshanling Great Wall is the section from the West Five-Eyes Building to the East Five-Eyes Building. There will be many enemy buildings along the way with all kinds of forms.  Some are well preserved, elaborately constructed, but some are dilapidated, and the walls are broken. But they are all imprints of history. And you should prepare at least one day in the Jinshanling Great Wall. It is recommended to go there in the fall season.

St Sofia Orthodox Church

St Sofia Orthodox Church is famous in Harbin. “Sofia” means “wisdom” in Greek. Designed by Russian architect Kyasikov, the Harbin St. Sophia Church is a magnificent representative of the Byzantine architecture.

The night view of St Sofia Orthodox Church is super beautiful, with layers of bicolor and gold in the night sky, under the deep night sky. There are very few people at night, so it is very suitable for shooting night scenes. The church is open during the day, but you need to buy tickets, which is also very convenient at the gate. The church has been transformed into a history museum, introducing the history of various stages of Harbin. But the dimly lit walls still revealed the mark of the past. If you are interested, you can buy the postcards in the church.

It you go there by bus, it is still quite convenient, because there are a lot of bus stations in the surrounding area, and there is a big shopping mall opposite. There is a beautiful building next to the big square. Although the church is surrounded, its charm still can’t be covered.This is a typical onion-style building of the Russian Orthodox Church. Under the moonlight, with the lighting effect, most of the outlines can still be seen.

St Sofia Orthodox Church is definitely worth a visit. It is a strong Russian-style Orthodox church. The lobby is bright and the interior is exquisite and beautiful. The original style is well preserved. The square is also very spacious and tidy. The square pigeons on the side also like to be close by people, if you spend 3 yuan to buy some grain, you can get in touch with these cute little elves to play with them or take photos with them. In short, St Sofia Orthodox Church is very suitable for the family tour.

The Sun Island Scenic Spot

Sun Island Scenic Spot is the first destination of your Harbin tour and it is a national AAAAA level scenic spot. Sun Island is located in the Songhua River. If you want to go to the island, you can choose three methods: taking the ferry, taking the bus from the bridge, or taking the cable car. Each one has a different perspective to view the Sun Island Scenic Spot. And a lot of people choose going there by ferry. The Sun Island is quite large, and the whole is free, but the Aquarium, Sun Island Scenic Area, and Russian-style town are all charged separately. The air inside the scenic spot is very good, the greening is also good, and from time to time you can see the thick Russian architecture.

The area of the Sun Island is still large, and you will generally be very tired if you walk around in the scenic spot, and it is recommended to enter from the main entrance, after the docking bridge, you can spend 20 yuan to take the battery car to visit around. In addition, there is a bicycle for 80 yuan an hour, and renting a battery car will cost 150 yuan/hour, which is very expensive and it is not suggested.

Although the sun island is large, there are many attractions, the classic attractions include the sun waterfall, and the squirrel island. So many visitors may think that the squirrel should run all over the place before they go there, but in fact, they are in the cages!

Various people think that the Sun Island scenery is good, and it is suitable for walking, picnic inside (not firing).

You can visit the Sun Island Scenic Spot for 2 hours, then you can go out from Gate 3, go to the Russian town, and take a boat ride along the river. If you go there early, you can finish your tour there in the morning.

Whether it is Heilongjiang people, or friends from other provinces to play in Heilongjiang, Sun Island as a business card, is highly recommended for your Harbin Tour.

Central Street

Going to Harbin to travel, you must go to the Central Street. Central Street is located in Harbin, the music capital which is known as “Oriental Little Paris”. It is currently the largest and longest pedestrian street in Asia. Now it is the most prosperous commercial street in Harbin. European style is designed for the European-style architectures on the Central Street. The architectural style that was formed in the history of Western-style architecture for hundreds of years makes Central Street the most famous street in the Far East. Known as “Harbin No. 1 Street”, the central street has become a beautiful landscape in Harbin with its unique European architecture, exquisite boutique shopping malls, flowery leisure communities and colorful cultural life. The night of the pedestrian street is full of brilliance, and visitors can be seen here and there, which makes the special feature that fully reflects the functions of tourism, shopping, entertainment and leisure.

It is also a landmark, and an old street of just the right length in Harbin. The night view of central street in winter is smashed by the cold wind, and the uneven brick surface is the main road. The sidewalks on both sides are planted with trees and are decorated with the chandeliers. There are a variety of Russian merchandise stores, and the famous Modern cold drink shop in China and abroad is always full of people. The Portman West Restaurant and the Tadous West Restaurant also offer you the romantic dining experience that you would like to enter but don’t want to leave.

If you are lucky enough to encounter the ice sculpture process, the exquisite ice sculptures are the objects of many tourists’ self-portraits, which will undoubtedly add more charm to the oriental Moscow. All in all, Central Street is a street features beautiful scenery, delicious food. It is really worthy your visit there.

Siberian Tiger Park

Harbin’s Siberian Tiger Park is the world’s largest breeding base for the Siberian Tiger. In addition to many Siberian Tiger, there are white tigers, lions, ligers, jaguars, wolves and other beasts. People can learn about all aspects of the life of the Siberian Tiger by visiting the car garage area and the pedestrian zone.

After entering the park, firstly you can take a special vehicle with an iron fence to enter the sightseeing car area. You will see the Siberian tigers in groups or alone. You can also see white tigers, lions and other beasts. Visitors can buy live chickens to feed the tigers, then watch the wild scenes of the tigers rushing up to eat.

After about 20 minutes of driving, the vehicle arrives at the pedestrian zone. The main thing is to look at the Siberian tigers in the cage, and other animals such as lions and leopards, and you can observe their lives at close quarters, and see the little tigers. In the pedestrian zone, you can buy meat strips to feed the beasts in the cage. Don’t forget to record this process with your camera.

At the entrance of the Siberian Tiger Park, there is also a free open Siberian Tiger Science Museum, which displays various specimens, pictures and texts about the Siberian Tiger Park. Here you can learn more about this precious species.

There are live chickens for sale in the park (about 60 yuan/piece) and beef strips (about 20 yuan/piece) for tourists to feed the tigers. The scene that tigers eating the live chickens can be seen on the sightseeing car, but because the iron fence blocks the sight, it is inconvenient to take photos. If you want to take the photos of feeding the tiger, it is recommended to buy a meat strip to feed the tiger in the pedestrian zone.

The Ice and Snow World

If you arrive at the Ice and Snow World at about 14:00 pm, it will be just right, because the lights in the garden will only be on after 16:30, and when the weather is the warmest at 14:00 pm, you can take some photos of the ice lights.

Then you can watch the “Harbin Ice Performance” at 17:00, this performance is so wonderful that you cannot miss it. Playing outside in the Ice and Snow World for more than 2 hours is already the limit, and it will begin to get cold when the sun goes down, so you can ease yourself by watching the performance inside; and this performance is not bad. It was played by a French team, which is still famous. The show lasts about 40 minutes, and when you come out, it is time that all the ice lights are open, and it is so dazzling.

Ice and snow World temperature will be much lower than outside, so try to wear more clothes. There are a variety of exciting and fun projects such as ultra-long ice slides and snow circles etc. Many people line up. If you want to experience all the projects there, try to come early. The Ice and Snow World opens at 11:00 am and closes at 21:00 pm. Not so many people there at the beginning of the morning, so you can have fun.

During the day, the ice and snow world has a general effect, and mainly for playing projects. At 16:00 o’clock in the afternoon, the lights are turned on, because it is already dark, and the ice and snow world after the lights turned on like the new world. The ice sculptures are magnificent, exquisite, colorful and beautiful. There are many unexpected ice sculptures inside. There is large ice sculpture which looks like a castle that allows visitors to go on and watch it. There are also small ice sculptures that are carved into various interesting patterns or meanings. This is a very large amount of engineering. If you have the chance, you should witness the grandeur of it.

Qinglong Cave

Qinglong Cave Ancient Building Complex is located in Zhonghe Mountain, east of the Zhenyuan Ancient Town, the famous historical and cultural city of China. Here the mountains are tall and straight, and the cliffs, rocks, caves are integrated as a whole.

The Qinglong Cave Ancient Building Complex was built in the middle of the Ming Dynasty and has a history of more than 500 years. It is a famous monument in Guizhou. Qinglong Cave Scenic Area consists of six parts: Qinglong Cave, Ziyang Academy, Zhongyuan Temple, Wanshou Palace, Zhusheng Bridge and Lotus Pavilion. There are 35 single buildings, including Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Guild Hall, Bridge and Ramp Architectural culture in one.

This cave is built on the mountain and is the best place to overlook the town. It is also the best location for photography. The mountain is not big, the slope is a little big, and there are towers on it. Basically, people going there is to see the scenery, and there is something about Taoism.

From the train station to Qinglong Cave, it is very convenient. After you go out of the station, you can go directly to take the bus No. 1 to Zhusheng Bridge. The Qinglong Cave ticket is the 60 yuan, the stone of the stairs is relatively smooth, so the elderly and children need to pay attention to safety when playing there. Because the whole building is built along the mountain, so the aisle will be relatively narrow, and there is a small cave. The scenery in the building of Qinglong Cave is very good. There are several temples, including the Ziyang Academy, Zhang Sanfeng Hall and other buildings. It is recommended to listen to the tour guide so that you can learn a lot about the Qinglong Cave. And those who like enjoying natural scenery, it is highly recommend to take a visit the Qinglong Cave.

Zhenyuan Ancient Town

Zhenyuan is a Miao Ancient Town with a long history. The county was built two thousand years ago, and it got the name in the Song Dynasty. Stepping on the blue stone road, you can see the houses on both sides of the strait are built in the water, which are featuring the green bricks, swaying corners and carved beams. Such a small town surrounded by mountains and passing by clear water will make you fall in love with it. Zhenyuan Ancient Town is also the Chinese Mountain Cliff Building Culture Museum. There are many ancient streets in the town, such as Sifang Lane and Fuxing Lane. Because the lanes are winding, intricate and unruly, it has formed a unique residential architectural feature. If the town during the daytime is likened to fresh and beautiful attraction, then the town at night is charming and poetic under the shade of the moonlight and the light. Zhenyuan Ancient Town is not so noisy as Lijiang Ancient Town and West Street of Yangshuo, and there are no crowds, and the bar is relatively quiet. When you overlook from the balcony of the dwellings, in the distance, there are undulating twilight mountains and the boats in the river are dotted with stars, and the crowds are dancing in the pavilion nearby, which make a beautiful picture.

Zhenyuan Ancient Town does not need tickets, and the transportation from Guiyang to the town is very convenient. The scenery is very beautiful and it is very different from the charm of the Fenghuang Ancient Town. The architectural style that being surrounded by the mountains in three sides is also very characteristic. It has been an important route of the Silk Road since ancient times and it has a profound cultural heritage.

The Zhenyuan ancient town is impressive and worth visiting. The Wuyang River is crystal clear and the streets are clean and tidy. On the banks of the Wuyang River in the evening, there are many bars, and you can enjoy the comfortable breeze on the river banks, which is really pleasant.

Xijiang Miao Village

The Xijiang Miao Village is connected by more than ten natural villages which were built by mountains. It is currently the largest Miao village in China and in the world. On the upper side of the hillside, there are stacks of Miaojia wooden stilted buildings. The old brown house is in the green mountains. The Baishui River divides the village into two parts. On the side of the river (for the tourists, the left-hand side after entering the gate) it is mainly a commercial pedestrian street. On the other side of the river (on the right-hand side after entering the gate for tourists) is mainly the observation deck for overlooking the village.

After you arrive at the Xijiang Miao Village, you can see the gate with the “Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village” plaque. From this gate to the village, there is a 1.5-kilometer road. You can take a battery car or walk. After 1.5 kilometers, you will see a gate with a plaque that is almost the same as the parking lot. This is the real arrival at the village.

Drink wine first, then enter the village. The first thing to see is the commercial pedestrian street, which sells a wide range of Miao specialties. The most interesting ones are the Miao silver ornaments. The Miao silver craftsmanship is exquisite, and because the texture is relatively low, the price is cheap.

The scenic spot is well built. There is a street for eating snacks, and you can go shopping in the commercial streets, or enjoy the folk customs in the museums. There are singing and dancing performances, there are ancient streets, and there are idyllic scenery, wind and rain bridges, small bridges and flowing waters. The lights on the riverside and the main street have modern colors. The lights of the residents’ houses are like fireflies, which light up the entire hillside. It looks quite spectacular. In short, the whole Miao Village needs to be slowly appreciated.

Ocean Park Hong Kong

The Ocean Park Hong Kong is well worth a visit. It is easily accessible by taking the MTR to the Ocean Park. When you go out of the subway exits, there will be staff holding signs and the service is very nice.

Like Disney, Ocean Park is a very classic tourist attraction in Hong Kong and it is worth a visit. It is recommended to download the Ocean Park app before going there. You can check the real-time situation of each venue at any time, and the queue time of the play project and the schedule of the show, so that you can make a reasonable itinerary. The Ocean Park is divided into different areas. From the entrance, it is a dream water, where you can take the ocean train to the dynamic world, the ice world and the rainforest world. You can also take the cable car to the rainforest world and the peak paradise. You can also choose to go to Asia Animal World and Weiwei World first, then return to take the mountain cable car or ocean train to go to other places. In fact, it is more like a zoo. Because there are not only deep-sea animals, but also land animals such as giant panda Anan, golden monkey, snow fox, and peacock, etc. These rare animals are treated very well and are took care by dedicated staff.

In general, Ocean Park Hong Kong is more suitable for older children to play there, because children who are too small cannot play those exciting rides, but watching a variety of animals will also be very happy. The Ocean Park has a good view, and the facilities are perfect and clean. There are many places to eat inside, the charges are reasonable. Both adults and children can play happily for a day in the park. And it is highly recommended to have a play there.