|Harbin: brief description for tourists who wish to visit Harbin|
In the south of Heilongjiang, the most northeast part of China, it is located Harbin, one of the most populated city in the north of China, with about 10 million people. Until 1896, Harbin was a fishing village in the proximity of the Songhua River. Then the Qing Dynasty conceded a concession to the Russians to built a railway road from Vladivostok to China. Harbin was born so, built by Russians, as a camp, surveying the Trans-Siberian Railway. Today, Harbin has become a big city, largely industrial, also important for economic development, but it still feels the influence of the Russians. Due to its proximity, many Russians come in Harbin for holidays and the second language in Harbin is the Russian. Harbin is famous for its natural scenery. Here the winter has a singular culture of ice and snow, that's why Harbin is also called the "City of Ice". Every year they create a lot of ice and snow sculpture, ice lanterns and also sport events, attract a lot of people from home and also abroad. Instead in summer its became a natural summer resort, such the Summer Island Scenic Area, situated in the north bank of Songhua River. It is famous by blue water, boasts crystal lakes, wooden rockeries, beautiful flowers and exotic buildings. Summer here its very comfortable, there are a lot of scenic spot. Other attractions that can you visit in Harbin are: the Siberian Tiger Preserve, rears more than 5 hundred beautiful but endangered Siberian Tigers; the Stalin Park, the St. Sophia Cathedral and many more.