Harbin – also spelt Haerbin, and even Haehrpin – sits close to the Korean and Russian borders, not far from Mongolia, in the far north-west of China, with a unique culture that blends strong Russian heritage with traditional Chinese.
The annual Ice and Snow Festival, with its dazzling ice sculptures, has made the city famous – but there’s much more to Harbin than the beauty of the ice, and the famous Harbin beer.
As this site grows, we’ll bring it to you, with sections for tourists and expats, as well as for folk with kids, along with Harbin restaurants and more. We individually visit and review every place we write about.
Header image courtesy of Derek Harkness.