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Harbin

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Harbin, as the provincial capital, is the educational, cultural and political centre of Heilongjiang. The city now has a population of 2 1/2 million and is largely an industrial city.

Airport Information

Name of airport: Yanjiagang Airport
Distance to city: 46 km
Airport Transport:
  • Taxi
  • Bus: CNY 15
Airport tax: RMB 90 (international flights)

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

Flight Schedules from/to Hong Kong
4 hours 10 min

Visa

Home entry permit required for HK Chinese.
Visa is required for foreigners.
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Embassies and Consulates

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Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 400 cigarettes
  • Liquor: two 75cl bottles of alcoholic beverages
Customs rules require an accounting of all valuables including watches, jewellery, cameras and currency that you are taking in. A copy of this is surrendered on departure and anything missing may well be treated as imported and duty required accordingly. Therefore make sure you obtain a police report for any goods stolen during your stay.
Recorded video-tapes must be declared and may be viewed by the Authorities on arrival.
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Currency

Renminbi (RMB)
Approximately RMB1 = HK$0.9297 = US$0.1197 (updated 25 Mar 1996)
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Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Accommodation

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Transportation

Bus
Taxi
Train
Bicycle
Boat

Tourist Attraction

Stalin Park
Sun Island - is a sanatorium-recreational zone which covers 3800 hectares. In summer there's swimming and picnics; in winter it's skating and other sports.
Children's Railway - the railway in the Children's Park was built in 1956, providng a round trip tour (Beijing - Moscow) which takes 20 minutes. The most special thing is the crew and administrators are kids under the age of 13.
Japanese Germ Warfare Experimental Base - 731 Division
Provincial Museum
Martyrs' Museum
Harbin Zoo

Weather

Spring (Apr - Jun): 6.3 C
Summer (Jul - Sep): 22.8 C
Autumn (Oct - Dec): 5.5 C
Winter (Jan - Mar): -19.4 C
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Language

Official Languages: Mandarin
Language of Business and Administration: Mandarin and English
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Electricity

220 volts, 50 cycles

Emergency Number

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Ambulance: 120
Emergencies: 110
Fire: 119
Tel No. Enquiry: 114
Police: 110

Festivals

Ice Lantern Festival in Zhaolin Park (held from early January to late February)
Harbin Music Festival, a 12-day event that takes place in July

Public Holidays

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