I plan to go to Harbin around January 2010.. or maybe first week of February. Will 2 days be enough in Harbin if I'll just go to the ice festival and Yabuli Ski Resort? I just thought of going to Yabuli because I've never been to any ski resort in my whole life, and I really want to try it. Also, any new places Harbin worth going to? No temples and no gardens please. Thanks!
Other than the ice sculptures, do check out the snow ones as well. I'm a history buff so I'd strongly recommend the Unit 731 ruins on the outskirts of Harbin, but you do have to be mentally (and perhaps also emotionally) prepared for it. In town, I would recommend the St.Sophia Church built in the Russian Orthodox style, and also at least a meal of Russian food. 2 days might be enough if you only see the ice sculptures and go to Yabuli, but it won't be enough to see anything else. Do take a look at my VirtualTourist Harbin travel page ("Winter Wonderland" - Harbin by ellyse and help me rate the tips as well. :) P.S. Will you be coming via Shanghai again? :)
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