All aboard for Harbin’s train dining experience
A new restaurant in Harbin opened inside some old train carriages on Sept 22, giving food lovers a quirky new environment to enjoy beer and barbecued food.
The restaurant consists of two abandoned train carriages, offering high-quality food and beer brewed onsite.
Decorated in traditional Russian style, with the remnants of facilities from the old train carriages, the restaurant is keeping alive the simplicity of old-fashioned trains and it can seat up to 160 people at a time.
With the rapid development of high-speed trains, old-style trains were gradually withdrawn from service and turning abandoned carriages into a restaurant provides a place for Harbin residents to mark their local culture and history, said Cong Jusen, manager of Harbin railway bureau.
Harbin has a long history of train operations dating back to 1896, with continuous development over a 129-year period. Harbin is known for the contribution trains have made to its history.
Customers enjoy dinner in an old Harbin train carriage on Sept 22. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
A restaurant opened in a converted train carriage in Harbin on Sept 22. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
An exterior view of a restaurant which opened inside a train carriage in Harbin on Sept 22. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
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Harbin Economic and Development Zone recently issued measures for the innovative development of the industrial chain.
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