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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.