Stalin Park is one of the most famous scenic spots in Harbin City. Built in 1953, it now stands as an evidence of the friendship between China and Soviet Union at that time.
Covering an area of 105,000 square meters, and extending 1,750 meters along the southern bank of Songhua River, the park has Railway Bridge to the east and Jiuzhan Park to the west, and faces the famous Sun Island on the other side of the river. It is characterized by Russian style flower beds and sixteen groups of art sculptures and is abundantly vegetated with trees and colorful flowers, making Stalin Park a famous summer resort at home and abroad. The place is very popular with local people on weekends.
Stalin Park is also a good place for entertainment, sport or cultural and social activities. Gymnasium, youth palace, swimming pool and river clubs were built there to cater to different people. In summer, you can see thousands upon thousands of people swim in the Songhua River or lie on the river beach, saturate in sunshine. In winter, the park is designated as one of the venues of the yearly Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. The locals and tourists enjoy all kinds of ice and snow activities there, while the artists from all over the world would spend some days to finish their great ice or snow sculptures.
No.3 Stalin Street, southern bank of Songhua River, Harbin
Best time to visit
It is favorable for all seasons, but summer is the best time.
Buses No.11 2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 23, 26, 64, 79, 83, 85, 101, 102, 103, 113 and 114
Reviews from trip advisor:
The lake was completely frozen over. So they offer all sorts of activities on ice, including slides. Well worth a visit. Don't forget your layers
Stroll down along the frozen river. - This park runs down the edge of the river at the end of Center Street. It was a nice walk to visit with the ice swimmers, and to walk to an area that had all sorts of ice related activities for the family. It also had clean bathrooms available.