Located at northern end of Zhaolin Dajie in Daoli District, central Harbin, Zhaolin Park Zhaolin Park is the first park in the city built in 1906 in memory of the General Li Zhaolin.
Zhaolin Park covers an area of 8.4 hectares of land and faces the city's Songhua River. The park was improved in 1985 and has become a beautiful place with stunning scenery. There lies the Huaguo Mountain in the east, and Meigui Moutain in the west.
In spring and summer, the flowers in the park are in full bloom, the birds are twittering, it is a good summer resort. In winter, the park becomes a silver world with ice and snow.
In winter, the park becomes a world of lights and ice. The famous ice festival and ice lantern show are held in this park every year. When night fell, the stunning ice lanterns in the park combine light, sound and action together, represent with a great variety of colors. The vivid and fanciful designs collect the beautiful scene in the world.
The snow festival is held every January 5th to the late February in Zhaolin Park. Every year, new changes and surprises are presented before visitors, complimented as "the non-repetitive fairy tales".
Best time to vist
Best time to visit this park is in winter, when the park becomes a world of lights and ice due to the ice festival.
200 RMB /pax for the ice festival,
Trolley bus No.101 and 103 from Harbin railway station to Zhaolin Park.
Reviews from trip advisor
An often odd mix - Some of the exhibits will strike Americans as rather primitive, such as the bear riding a bicycle or the bird show or the elephant or rhino enclosures, but some seem rather progressive, such as the big cat environments. But the progressive goes out the window when you buy chicken bits to feed the big cats. It does provide a pleasant...
Smaller but worth the visit
his is where the Ice festival all started and some people miss this park in the middle of the city but try going early in the morning when there are no crowds and enjoy the serenity as well as the sculptures
Don't miss this
This is one of the top 3 places in Harbin where ice and snow sculptures are displayed (Ice and Snow World and the Sun Island Park for snow sculptures are the others). Ideally, it is recommended that people visit at night, as the ice sculptures are lit then. However, due to a taxi issue, we had to visit during the day, and were the only ones there, which was magical.
It takes maybe 1-2 hours to walk around the park. There is an ice castle that children can climb around, as well as a small ice maze around the castle. Additionally, there are lots of ice sculptures in various places throughout the park. It is open from 2-9:30PM and is CNY 200 per adult, but free for children under 1.4 m in height.