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Night View of China Snow Town

Friday, November 12th, 2021
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Planning your Harbin Tour? If you want to see and play the so-called best and thickest snow in China, you are supposed to go to China Snow Village, also known as China Snow Town, a 280km side trip from Harbin. Daily buses either from Harbin or Mudanjiang bring you to the famous village town in China.

China Snow Village, or China Snow Town, literally Zhongguo Xuexiang (z中国雪乡) in Chinese, is actually officially known as Shuangfeng Forest Farm. Its snow beauty has gradually transformed the village into a well-known snow tourist destination. Every winter the one-street village entices a consistent flow of tourists, especially from the Southern China where people rarely see any snow in their life time locally.

The snow in China Snow Village has two characteristics – the 7-month snowing period and the stickiness of the snow. In winter, all the traditional houses, and stuff in their courtyards, resemble big white mushrooms, snow balls, snow curtains, white rabbits, snow horses, or whatever you can imagine,just a fairyland.

When night falls, villagers will light up their red lanterns hanging at their houses, making Snow Village a land of white and red. Now follow me to have a glimpse of the one street village and some of the courtyards along the street.

Along the main street of the snow village, you will see, like other tourist destinations, restaurants, stores, vendors selling local products or tourist souvenirs. Behind the street front shops are usually lined with houses, which offer food and accommodation for tourists flocking here for experiencing the snow.

The Family Inn known as Zhao Shenglin Family Inn where I stay for two nights

The Family Inn known as Zhao Shenglin Family Inn
The Family Inn known as Zhao Shenglin Family Inn

The main street of China Snow Village.

The main street of China Snow Village.
The main street of China Snow Village.

A side lane branching off from the main street

A side lane branching off from the main street
A side lane branching off from the main street

A heavy snow covered street front restaurant

A heavy snow covered street front restaurant
A heavy snow covered street front restaurant

A grocery store

A grocery store
A grocery store

A busy vendor despite of the extreme cold outside

A busy vendor despite of the extreme cold outside
A busy vendor despite of the extreme cold outside

A snow covered house looks like a huge white crab

A snow covered house looks like a huge white crab
A snow covered house looks like a huge white crab

The house resembles a cake, a piece of bread?

A cake, a piece of bread
A cake, a piece of bread

The traditional house blanketed with snow looks like a huge white mushroom.

looks like a huge white mushroom
looks like a huge white mushroom

Traditional houses with a large courtyard, mushrooms and snow balls

Traditional houses with a large courtyard, mushrooms and snow balls
Traditional houses with a large courtyard, mushrooms and snow balls

Add-on

China Snow Town ( Tips, Photos & Map)
Harbin Yabuli China Snow Town Direct Shuttle Bus
Harbin to China Snow Town Road Trip
Sunrise Glow over China Snow Village
Night View of China Snow Village
Yabuli Ski Resort

Tip:  Hassle-free Northeast China Escorted Tours

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, We at Tour Beijing have some options for Northeast China guided tours with English-speaking tour guides:

Harbin Tour
Harbin 3 Day Tour Package
Changchun Tour
Shenyang Tour
Dalian Tour
Dandong Tour
North Korea Tour
Northeast China Tour

Further Readings


Top Attractions in Northeast China
Top 10 Attractions in Harbin
Top 6 Things to Do in Heilongjiang
Top 10 Attractions in Shenyang
Top 10 Attractions in Dandong
Top 10 Attractions in Ji’an
Top 10 Attractions in Panjin
Top 10 Attractions in Dalian (Tips, Photos and Maps)

Best Time to Visit Harbin
Where to Stay in Harbin
Harbin West Railway Station
Top Things to Do in Winter in Harbin
Harbin Ice and Snow Happy Valley
Harbin Ice and Snow World
Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo
Harbin Winter Swimming
Madie’er Popsicles in Harbin
Harbin Jihua Ski Resort
Suan Cai Jiaozi – New Year’s Soul in Dongbei
What to see in Harbin, things to do in Harbin

Qiqihar Taxi: Qiqihar Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Mudanjiang Taxi: Mudanjiang Taxi Fares, Tips and phones
Harbin Taxi: Harbin Taxi Fares, Tips and Phone
Yanji Taxi: Yanji Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Jilin Taxi: Jilin Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Changchun Taxi: Changchun Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Dandong Taxi: Dandong Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Shenyang Taxi: Shenyang Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Any questions, just drop a line.

Sunrise Glow over China Snow Town

Friday, November 12th, 2021
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Planning your Northeast China tour in winter? China Snow Village, or China Snow Town (中国雪乡) is worth your stay 1-2 night for exploring snow.

Snow Village, literally “Xuexiang” in Chinese, officially known as Shuangfeng Forest Farm (双峰林场). It is located 170km west of Mudanjiang and 280km southeast of Harbin.

Given the unique geological location – a blend of the cold air from Siberia and the warm air from the Sea of Japan, Snow Village boasts the longest period of snowing in China, nearly 7 months. Snow Village has the best snow in China, thick and sticky, nicknamed “China Snow Village”.

For any new places, I would find a best place for sunrise or sunset view. Snow Village has two good locations for viewing sunrise – Yangcaoshan Mountain (羊草山) and Tudingshan Mountain (秃顶山). Visitors are not able to catch the sunrise over Snow Village since the village is nestled in a valley.

Recommended by my host family, I pay RMB 150 for a side trip to Tudingshan for sunrise view. First get on a shuttle bus going from the northern end of the village to the foot of Tudingshan Mountain, a 15-minute bus ride. At the bus terminal, we are required to take a snowmobile ( two persons for one snowmobile).

Line up for getting on a snowmobile.

Line up for getting on a snowmobile.
Line up for getting on a snowmobile.

Two passengers share one snowmobile.

Two passengers share one snowmobile.
Two passengers share one snowmobile.

It is a 10-minute-snowmobile ride, an exciting experience flying up through the thick snow in a forest. About 10 minutes later, we are on an open space on the mountain where we get off and start anther half hour’s hike up to the top of Tudingshan Mountain.

We trudge up the snow mountain and reach the rugged mountain summit. Windy and extremely cold, people are “foolishly” waiting for a potential sunrise.

Windy and extremely cold

Windy and extremely cold
Windy and extremely cold

Today’s sunrise refuses to come out due to the bad weather.

Climbing down the snow mountain, we meet another group of visitors going up for snow photography.

visitors going up for snow photography
visitors going up for snow photography

Again, taking a snowmobile back to the bus terminal for a ride back to Snow Village. Snowmobiles are waiting for us.

Snowmobiles are waiting for us.
Snowmobiles are waiting for us.

When back to Snow Village, we find part of the village is bathing under the sunrise glow!

we find part of the village is bathing under the sunrise glow
we find part of the village is bathing under the sunrise glow

The traditional houses are blanketed in the sunrise glow.

The traditional houses are blanketed in the sunrise glow.
The traditional houses are blanketed in the sunrise glow.

Rows of rows of village houses are leisurely lying there, looking brilliantly white under the sunrise glow.

oking brilliantly white under the sunrise glow
Looking brilliantly white under the sunrise glow

Walking in the main street in Snow Village under the sunrise glow.

Walking in the main street in Snow Village under the sunrise glow.
Walking in the main street in Snow Village under the sunrise glow.

So the dogsled

dogsleds
dogsled

Add-on

China Snow Town ( Tips, Photos & Map)
Harbin Yabuli China Snow Town Direct Shuttle Bus
Harbin to China Snow Town Road Trip
Sunrise Glow over China Snow Village
Night View of China Snow Village
Yabuli Ski Resort

Tip:  Hassle-free Northeast China Escorted Tours

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, We at Tour Beijing have some options for Northeast China guided tours with English-speaking tour guides:

Harbin Tour
Harbin 3 Day Tour Package
Changchun Tour
Shenyang Tour
Dalian Tour
Dandong Tour
North Korea Tour
Northeast China Tour

Further Readings


Top Attractions in Northeast China
Top 10 Attractions in Harbin
Top 6 Things to Do in Heilongjiang
Top 10 Attractions in Shenyang
Top 10 Attractions in Dandong
Top 10 Attractions in Ji’an
Top 10 Attractions in Panjin
Top 10 Attractions in Dalian (Tips, Photos and Maps)

Best Time to Visit Harbin
Where to Stay in Harbin
Harbin West Railway Station
Top Things to Do in Winter in Harbin
Harbin Ice and Snow Happy Valley
Harbin Ice and Snow World
Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo
Harbin Winter Swimming
Madie’er Popsicles in Harbin
Harbin Jihua Ski Resort
Suan Cai Jiaozi – New Year’s Soul in Dongbei
What to see in Harbin, things to do in Harbin

Qiqihar Taxi: Qiqihar Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Mudanjiang Taxi: Mudanjiang Taxi Fares, Tips and phones
Harbin Taxi: Harbin Taxi Fares, Tips and Phone
Yanji Taxi: Yanji Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Jilin Taxi: Jilin Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Changchun Taxi: Changchun Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Dandong Taxi: Dandong Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Shenyang Taxi: Shenyang Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Any questions, just drop a line.

Harbin – Yabuli – China Snow Town Shuttle Bus (Tips, Photos & Map)

Friday, November 12th, 2021
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Dear Travellers

We’d like to have the following travel guide to be always updated for the benefit of new visitors coming to Yabuli and Snow Town from Harbin. If anybody having used the piece finds necessary updates, please leave a message or feedback. Thanks!

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Plan your Harbin tour? The travel route of Harbin, Yabuli Ski Resort and China Snow Town has become a golden tourist winter destination which has been sought after by many winter vacationers and most of them come from the Southern China who rarely see any snow locally.

Xuexiang ( China Snow Town)

Check out the Harbin – Yabuli and China Snow Town Road Trip Map below:

China Snow Town Map
China Snow Town & Yabuli Road Trip Map

Yabuli Ski Resort is about 200km to the southeast of Harbin while China Snow Town is approx. 100km south of Yabuli Ski Resort.

Yabuli Ski Resort

How to go among the three places conveniently is a big concern for those who are planning to visit these three places for winter vacation. Basically, there are various ways of travel linking the three places.

We piece together some useful shuttle information regarding the three places. Hope this will be helpful in planning your own trip to the the three destinations.

Harbin – Xuexiang Direct Tourist Shuttle Bus

Xuexiang (Snow Town) Shuttle Booking Hotline: 0453 – 7410892

Departure TimeArrival TimeStarting PointsArriving PlaceBus FareNote
6:0011:301. Gonglu Daqiao Passenger Bus Station (109 Longrun Street) in Harbin
2. Zhongyang Street Station ( 4-1 Jiuzhan Street) in Harbin
Xuexiang Tourist Service Centre120 yuanStart from Nov 29
7:0012:30SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29
8:0013:30SameSame120
yuan
Start from Nov 29
9:014:30SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29
10:0015:00SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29
12:0017:30SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29

Xuexiang – Harbin Direct Tourist Shuttle Bus

Xuexiang ( Snow Town ) Shuttle Booking Hotline: 0453 – 7410892

Departure TimeArrival TimeStarting PointArriving PlacesBus FareNote
7:0012:30Xuexiang Tourist Service Centre1. Gonglu Daqiao Passenger Bus Station (109 Longrun Street) in Harbin
2. Zhongyang Street Station ( 4-1 Jiuzhan Street) in Harbin
120 yuanStart from Nov 29
9:0014:30SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29
10:0015:30SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29
12:0017:30SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29
13:0018:30SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29
13:2919:00SameSame120 yuanStart from Nov 29

Xuexiang – Yabuli Ski Resort Direct Shuttle Bus

Xuexiang ( Snow Town ) Shuttle Booking Hotline: 0453 – 7410892

Departure Time Arrival Time Starting Point Arriving Place Bus Fare Note
8:0010:00Xuexiang Tourist Service Center Yabuli Tourism Post Office 80 yuan Start from Dec 01
10:0012:00SameSame80 yuan Start from Dec 01
11:3013:30SameSame80 yuan Start from Dec 01
15:0017:00SameSame80 yuan Start from Dec 01

Yabuli Ski Resort – Xuexiang Direct Shuttle Bus

Xuexiang ( Snow Town ) Shuttle Booking Hotline: 0453 – 7410892

Departure Time Arrival Time Starting Point Arriving Place Bus Fare Note
9:0011:00 Yabuli Tourism Post Office Xuexiang Tourist Service Center 80 yuan Start from Dec 01
12:2014:20Same Same 80 yuan Start from Dec 01
13:4015:40 Same Same 80 yuan Start from Dec 01
15:0017:00 Same Same 80 yuan Start from Dec 01

Add-on

China Snow Town ( Tips, Photos & Map)
Harbin Yabuli China Snow Town Direct Shuttle Bus
Harbin to China Snow Town Road Trip
Sunrise Glow over China Snow Village
Night View of China Snow Village
Yabuli Ski Resort

Tip:  Hassle-free Northeast China Escorted Tours

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, We at Tour Beijing have some options for Northeast China guided tours with English-speaking tour guides:

Harbin Tour
Harbin 3 Day Tour Package
Changchun Tour
Shenyang Tour
Dalian Tour
Dandong Tour
North Korea Tour
Northeast China Tour

Further Readings


Top Attractions in Northeast China
Top 10 Attractions in Harbin
Top 6 Things to Do in Heilongjiang
Top 10 Attractions in Shenyang
Top 10 Attractions in Dandong
Top 10 Attractions in Ji’an
Top 10 Attractions in Panjin
Top 10 Attractions in Dalian (Tips, Photos and Maps)

Best Time to Visit Harbin
Where to Stay in Harbin
Harbin West Railway Station
Top Things to Do in Winter in Harbin
Harbin Ice and Snow Happy Valley
Harbin Ice and Snow World
Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo
Harbin Winter Swimming
Madie’er Popsicles in Harbin
Harbin Jihua Ski Resort
Suan Cai Jiaozi – New Year’s Soul in Dongbei
What to see in Harbin, things to do in Harbin

Qiqihar Taxi: Qiqihar Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Mudanjiang Taxi: Mudanjiang Taxi Fares, Tips and phones
Harbin Taxi: Harbin Taxi Fares, Tips and Phone
Yanji Taxi: Yanji Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Jilin Taxi: Jilin Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Changchun Taxi: Changchun Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Dandong Taxi: Dandong Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones
Shenyang Taxi: Shenyang Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Any questions, just drop a line.