Harbin Facts

  • Religions in Harbin

    The religions in Harbin are diverse. Buddhism and Taoism have a long history. Since modern times, along with the ceaseless introduction of western culture, Islam, Christianity, Catholicism and Orthodox have begun to be propagated here. Buddhism was spread in Harbin from the Reign of Emperor Xizhong (1135-1150) in the Jin Dynasty (1115 – 1234). In 1924, Temple...

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  • History of Harbin

    Harbin has a history of distant origin and long development, and it has been a city with no wall all along. There were human activities as early as 22,000 years ago, during the late period of Paleolithic Age. About 5,000 years ago, Harbin area entered the Neolithic Period. About 3,000 years ago, during the late period of Shang Dynasty, Harbin entered the Bron...

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  • Nationalities in Harbin

    Harbin is an area inhabited by most of the Chinese ethnic minorities, characterized by large distribution and small concentration. There are 47 ethnic minorities such as Manchu, Koreans, Hui, Mongolian, Xibe, Dahaner, Ewenke, Elunchun, Keerkezi, Hezhe, and etc. in the whole city. Among the 47 ethnic minorities, the population of Manchu is the largest. Manchu...

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  • Jewish Harbin

    The Jewish influence on Harbin was surprisingly long-lasting; the last Jewish resident of the city die in 1985. If you are on the trail of Harbin’s Jews, then Tongjiang Jie (Tongjiang Street), across the road from the Harbin New Synagogue, is the place to start. The center of Jewish life in the city till the end of WWⅡ, many of the buildings on the street...

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  • Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition

    Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition is one of the 3 largest ice sculpture competitions in the world. The other two are the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA and Crystal Garden International Ice Carving Competition in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition has been held in Zhaolin Park since...

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  • Administrative Divisions of Harbin

    Harbin is divided into 9 districts, 2 county-level cities and 7 counties, which are all municipal corporations with their own government that provide most local government services.◆The urban area of Harbin mainly includes Daoli district, Nangang district, Daowai district, Xiangfang district, Songbei district, and the suburb includes Pingfang district, Hulan...

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