Harbin (哈尔滨) (sometimes written as Haerbin) is the capital of Heilongjiang Province in the Northeast of China. The Songhua river runs through the north of the city and in the winter is completely frozen over. Ice from this river is used as material for the Ice and Snow Festival - one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals.
From the Harbin Travel Guide
is probably the best budget choice in the town. easy bus connection from the train station (bus 21 if i'm right). wi-fi is working ok, hot water is not really hot water but still better then cold, staff is really helpfull though not much English is spoken, quiet place with lounge in front of reception, rooms are clean. ... more