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Scenic Drive from Harbin to China Snow Town

Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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China Snow Town, also known as China Snow Village is a hot winter destination where you are said to be able to catch a glimpse of the most beautiful snow landscape (thickest and stickiest snow) in China.

The Snow Town is officially called “Shuangfeng Forest Farm”, one of the 20 tree farms under the administration of Dahailin Forestry Bureau (大海林林业局) in Changting Township (长汀镇) of Hailin City (海林市), Mudanjiang (牡丹江), Heilongjiang Province in the most northern China.

The unique geographic locations of these forest farms give them much longer snowing time in a year resulting in big and heavy snow, a big draw that attracts thousands of tourists each winter season from all parts of China, especially from the Southern China and some from Southeast Asian countries where snowing is a rarity.

Two of the forest farms are much sought after by visitors are Shengfeng Forest Farm (popularly known as China Snow Town) and Dongsheng Forest Farm ( also known as China Snow Valley). China Snow Town and China Snow Valley is only 13 km apart, a 4-6 hour snow hike, which has become a most popular snow trek for winter holiday makers.

Driving from Harbin to China Snow Town takes about 6 hours, a 280 km scenic ride with much photograph opportunity. Many visitors would prefer to share a vehicle, starting up early from Harbin, and drive to the southeast direction first to the city of Wuchang.

We are passing by the city of Wuchang, 11okm southeast of Harbin. Wuchang is well known for its fine quality rice.

We are passing by the city of Wuchang

We are passing by the city of Wuchang

Along the Linping Road, at about 180km, we reach a forest farm known as Fendou Forest Farm ( 奋斗林场) where four of the passengers in my vehicle get off , where they change for another van which will bring them to China Snow Valley ( Dongsheng Forest Farm), 44 km from Fendou Forest Farm. They are going to hike from China Snow Valley to China Snow Town Tomorrow, a 13km snow hike.

At Fendou Forest Farm, a side road branches off the main road, leading to China Snow Valley.
A side road leading to China Snow Valley.

A mountain side road leading to China Snow Valley

A side road leading to China Snow Valley

A side road leading to China Snow Valley

Left only me and my driver -Mr. Jia, we continue to drive along the snow-covered cement road towards China Snow Town. Less vehicles and more snow on the road with more magnificent view – white clouds and azure sky.

Less vehicles and more snow on the road

Less vehicles and more snow on the road

We are driving though a forest of birch trees.

We are driving though a forest of birch trees.

We are driving though a forest of birch trees.

A close-up view of the birch wood

A close-up view of the birch wood

A close-up view of the birch wood

We are steadily driving up along the snow covered mountain road. We are driving up along the zigzag mountain road.

We are driving up along the zigzag mountain road.

We are driving up along the zigzag mountain road.

On the steep slope up, with 4 passengers having left the van, on this particular period, our van refuses to go for it is not heavy enough to grasp the ground. and our van is rotating on the same place. Mr.Jia has to put snow chains on his van.

Mr.Jia has to put snow chains on his van

Mr.Jia has to put snow chains on his van

The snow chain is on the van now

The snow chain is on the van now

The snow chain is on the van now

 

Our van is climbing up the mountain.

Our van is climbing up the mountain.

Our van is climbing up the mountain.

 

The entrance to China Snow Town is in sight.

The entrance to China Snow Town is in sight.

The entrance to China Snow Town is in sight.

06611Hassle-free Harbin, Yabuli and China Snow Town Guided transfer and  Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Harbin, Yabuli and China Snow Town:

Harbin China Snow Town 2 Day Tour from US$ 289p/p
Harbin Yabuli China Snow Town 4 Day Tour from US$ 579p/p

Harbin China Snow Town Private Transfer

Harbin 3 Day Winter Tour Package  from US$335 p/p
Harbin 4 Day Winter Tour package  from US$495 p/p
Harbin Yabuli 1 Day Round Trip   from US$85 p/p
Harbin Yabuli 2 Day Round Trip  from US$360 p/p

Beijing Harbin 3 Day Winter Round Trip by Bullet Train  from US$460 p/p
Beijing Harbin 3 Day Winter Round Trip by Flight  from US$740 p/p
Beijing Harbin 4 Day Winter Round Trip by Bullet Train  from US$630  p/p
Beijing Harbin 4 Day Winter Round Trip by Flight  from US$910  p/p

 

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Harbin Ice Festival
Where to Stay in Harbin
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
Madieer Popsicles in Harbin
Harbin Jihua Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort

Shuttle Bus from Harbin to China Snow Town

China Snow Town
Scenic Drive from Harbin to China Snow Town
Sunrise Glow over China Snow Village
Night View of China Snow Village

Any questions, just drop a line.

Harbin – Yabuli – China Snow Town Shuttle Bus

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Dear Travelers

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.

China Snow Town Tourist Map

China Snow Town Map

China Snow Town Map

 

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

A piece of good news, the daily shuttle bus has been operated to connect the three hot destinations on the same day.

Nangang Bus Station 南岗客运站
Kindly reminder:  You’d better take the special buses from Nangang Bus Station ( 南岗客运站) in Harbin though there are other on-route bus stops in Harbin.

Nangang Passenger Bus Station Address: No.26, Shenchun Street, Harbin
Tel: 0451 – 53634528, or 82830118

 

地址:黑龙江省哈尔滨市春申街26号
电话:0451-53634528或0451-82830118

Harbin – Yabuli – China Snow Town Shuttle Bus Route:
Operating Time:Mid-December to February
Ticket fares:
Harbin – Yabuli Ski Resort RMB 55;
Yabuli Ski Resort – China Snow Town RMB65
Harbin – China Snow Town RMB 120

Shuttle Bus Timetable ( Harbin – Yubuli – Snow Town )
Harbin – Snow Town:  6:00; 10:00 and 13:00 ( 3 times a day); Single Trip takes about 5 hours;
Harbin – Yabuli:  6:00; 10:00 and 13:00 ( 3 times a day); Single Trip takes about 3 hours;
Yabuli – Snow Town: 9:20, 13:20 and 16:20 (3 times a day); Single Trip takes about 1 hour;

Shuttle Bus Timetable ( Snow Town – Yabuli – Harbin )
Snow Town – Harbin:  7:00; 10:30 and 13:30 ( 3 times a day); Single Trip takes about 5 hours;
Yabuli – Harbin:  9:20; 12:50 and 15:20 ( 3 times a day); Single Trip takes about 3 hours;
Snow Town – Yabuli: 7:00, 10:30 and 13:30 (3 times a day); Single Trip takes about 1 hour;

The Highly Recommended Hotel in China Snow Town
Xueyunge Hotel 雪韵阁酒店  ( check out http://hotel.elong.net/90254432/ ) Highly recommended
Rooms: 170
Rack Price: RMB 980  ( Changing with the market )
0453 – 7410858
Add:  This hotel is located in the middle section of the one-street China snow town, close to the tourist center where you can buy the bus tickets for Harbin or Yabuli.

For more hotel booking in Xuexiang ( Snow Town), please check out the link below:
http://hotel.elong.net/xuexiang/

China Snow Town Tourist Center ( You can buy bus tickets )
The center is located in the middle section of the one-street town ( 500 meters long), near Xueyunge Hotel 雪韵阁酒店.
Enquiry Phone Number in Harbin: 0451 – 84695670
Enquiry Phone Number in Yabuli:    0451 – 83289006
Enquiry Phone Number in China Snow Town: 15714539911

24-hour enquiry in China Snow Town: 400-000-0453 

Harbin Ice and Snow World

Harbin Ice and Snow World

Harbin Ice and Snow World

Yabuli Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort

China Snow Town

China Snow Town

China Snow Town

Hassle-free Harbin, Yabuli and China Snow Town Guided transfer and  Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Harbin, Yabuli and China Snow Town:

Harbin China Snow Town 2 Day Tour from US$ 289p/p
Harbin Yabuli China Snow Town 4 Day Tour from US$ 579p/p

Harbin China Snow Town Private Transfer

Harbin 3 Day Winter Tour Package  from US$335 p/p
Harbin 4 Day Winter Tour package  from US$495 p/p
Harbin Yabuli 1 Day Round Trip   from US$85 p/p
Harbin Yabuli 2 Day Round Trip  from US$360 p/p

Beijing Harbin 3 Day Winter Round Trip by Bullet Train  from US$460 p/p
Beijing Harbin 3 Day Winter Round Trip by Flight  from US$740 p/p
Beijing Harbin 4 Day Winter Round Trip by Bullet Train  from US$630  p/p
Beijing Harbin 4 Day Winter Round Trip by Flight  from US$910  p/p

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Harbin Ice Festival
Where to Stay in Harbin
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
Madieer Popsicles in Harbin
Harbin Jihua Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort

China Snow Town
Scenic Drive from Harbin to China Snow Town
Sunrise Glow over China Snow Village
Night View of China Snow Village

Any questions, just drop a line.

 

Mudanjiang Taxi: Mudanjiang Taxi Fares, Tips and phones

Monday, January 10th, 2011
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Mudanjiang Taxi Quantity
At the time of my writing, Mudanjiang is more that 2,700. Taxi should be the most convenient way to get around in the small City..
 
Taxi Models in Mudanjiang
Generally speaking, the taxis running in the street of Mudanjiang are mainly Xiali and Lingyang.
 
Mudanjiang Taxi Fares:
Santana
• RMB5 for the flag-down-rate
• RMB1.2 per km for each additional kilometer
• RMB1 for bunker surcharge
 
Mudanjiang Taxi Company Bookings
If you need to book a taxi, please make the call as following:
•Mudanjiang Hengsheng Taxi Company.         Tel: 0453-6328768
 
Hailing a Mudanjiang City Taxi
•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, the Airport, Bus stop, Scenic Spots, and Hotel。
 
Mudanjiang Taxi rider’s rights
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Mudanjiang
Your car driver knows the streets in Mudanjiang and the way to major destinations in Mudanjiang;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tipping
 
Mudanjiang Taxi Stands
There is no taxi stand in Mudanjiang and people prefer to hail a taxi along the street.
 
Mudanjiang Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Mudanjiang, please contact the following:
•Mudanjiang Taxi Supervisor Officer: 0453-6524110
 
Mudanjiang Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Mudanjiang Airport-Mudanjiang Railway Station : RMB20
•Mudanjiang Airport-Mudanjiang Downtown: RMB20