• Ancient food container 'dou' on exhibit


    The ancient black pottery utensil known as "dou", which was used as a food container, is on display at the Heilongjiang Provincial Museum on Dec 3.

  • Harbin hosts coming-of-age ceremony


    A total of 100 students over 18 years old celebrated their adulthood at a traditional coming-of-age ceremony at the Confucius Temple in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, on Oct 18.

  • Korean Folk Cultural Festival


    This event has been held every three years since 1995. It became a cultural event between China and South Korea in 2007 and began to take place every two years.

  • Snow feast


    In 1985, the first ice food-cooking skill contest was organized in Jnanspring Restaurant in Harbin, the prelude to winter food culture. Now, the novel and beautiful snow feast has become a unique food culture in Harbin.

  • Wedding on ice


    Young people love group wedding ceremonies and it is an important part of the China Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.

  • Ice lanterns


    Ice lanterns: Ice lanterns developed from a traditional folk art. Relying on garden art, ice lanterns express the art of architecture and sculpture.

  • Winter swimming


    Winter swimming in Harbin is a local cultural sport, showing the peoples’ strong will to combat cold weather.

  • Yangge


    Yangge is a kind of folk dance derived from Northeast Chinese villages 200 years ago. Since the 1990s, it has developed into a kind of folk group entertainment and a traditional folk custom.

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Harbin launches buses to serve night passengers

Harbin recently launched two new buses to serve passengers traveling between the city’s four railway stations, in an attempt to ease the difficulties of passengers traveling at night by bus.