The Sun Island Guide

-Travel to The Sun Island

According to Travel Guide to Harbin, Sun Island Park is located on the big island in Harbin and also on several smaller islands nearby in the Songhua River. The name of the Sun Island came from the Manzhou language. The fisherman of Man ethnic call a kind of Fang fish "Taiyi'an" in the Songhua River. After spread for a long time, it became "the Sun Island" in the contents of "The History of Ch'ing Dynasty". In other words near the Sun Island abounds Fang fish. During the summer and the ice festival there are many different programs and lots of things to travel  In the wintertime, the island is packed with snow and is a winter wonderland.

There are several sports that people can play, including ice hockey, skating, sledding and others. The Snow Carving Festival is also located here every year and is an attraction that must be seen if you are lucky enough to be here in the winter months. The scenic area of the Sun Island is composing with 20 scenic spots. Such as the water pavilion and loud sky, youth's family, waterside pavilion, fountain and flying waterfall, Sun Mountain and Lotus Lake, occupying an area of 38 square km.The water pavilion and cloud sky has the character "the park within the park", inside the park there are long corridor, square building, and Sun Lake. Standing on the platform of the building, you can appreciate the landscapes of the island from different angels.

The summer months on the island are also nice, and a lot warmer. There is a fantastic beach swimming resort and sanatorium on the island, which is located near several great beaches and many lakes. People often swim, sun bath, boat or do other summer sports activities. In the summer there is a fair ground and water world for people to visit. There is also a large garden on the island that is pretty to walk through in the summer months. The park is filled with hidden paths and many buildings that provide a nice peaceful excursion from the busy city.
Here some guide information about Sun Island, The detail is following: Address: No.1 of Songbeiyilu, Songbei District, Harbin Admission Fee: 40RMB for p.p Opening hours: 08:00 a.m-18:00 p.m Contact Hotline: 86 451 88190240

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Name:Sun Island Snow Sculpture Festival Reply

We are travelling Harbin this winter and will spend a week there. Very interested in the snow sculptures. I heard that there is Snow Sculpture Festival in Sun Island Scenic Area. When it starts and what is the price for tickets.

Name:Re: Sun Island Snow Sculpture Festival

The 23rd Sun Island Snow Sculpture Festival will start on December 28, 2010. The Sun Island opens 8:30am-7:00pm daily. Entrance fees for Sun Island Park during the snow sculpture festival is RMB150 per person.