Zhaolin Park

Ice Pagoda, Zhaolin Park
Ice Pagoda in the Park
Located at the bank of Songhua River, and the northern end of Zhaolin Street in Daoli District, Harbin City, Zhaolin Park is the first park in the city, built in memory of the General Li Zhaolin. Set up in 1900, it was originally named "Daoli Park" and changed to present name "Zhaolin Park" in 1946.

After improved in 1985, the park has become a nice place with enchanting scenery. In the east, there is Huaguo Mountain (Flower and Fruit Mountain). In the west, there lies Meigui Mountain (Rose Mountain). Xiaonan Islet is located in the south and glass flower cellar is found in the north. A man-made lake flows around in the center with five small bridges cleverly link the water area. In the park, there are Yingyue Garden, Dingxiang Garden, arbors, the open-air theatre, children's playground, skate land and flower and fish exhibition hall.

In spring and summer, the flowers in Zhaolin Park are in full bloom, the birds are twittering, it is a good summer resort. In winter, the park becomes a silver world with ice and snow.

The 40th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will officially open on January 5, 2024. The Ice Lantern Garden Party in Zhaolin Park starts in late December, 2024 as well.

The 50th Ice Lantern Garden Party presented many pieces of delicate ice and snow sculptures. The major exhibits and activities were held in eight scenic areas in the park, including Dreams of Ice and Snow, Ice Fine Arts Area, Amusement Land, Middle East Memory, Food Court, Christmas Maze, Rhythm of Ice, Dreaming of returning to Southern China. Tourists especially children can also enjoy themselves on the dancing machine, forest small train, UFO stunt car and kart race.

The ice festival and ice lantern show renowned at home and abroad are held every winter here. When the night fell, the ice lanterns in the park combine light, sound and action in one, resplendent with a great variety of colors. The vivid and fanciful designs collect the beautiful scene in the world. By taking the nature-endowed advantage of ice and snow,  and using modern science and technology, the wise and industrious people make a number of exquisitely-carved ice and snow art work in different forms and shapes. They are praised as three-dimensional paintings solidifying notes and colorful poems. The charming scenery makes visitors immerse in fantasies and forget to return home.

Normally, the snow festival is held every early January to the late February. Every year, new changes and surprises are presented before visitors, complimented as "the non-repetitive fairy tales".

How to get to Zhaolin Park

Take bus no. 26, 29, 52, 56, 64, 65, 79, 94, 102 or 201 and get off at Children's Hospital stop.
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Entrance Fee Free
Opening Hours 6:00-22:00
During Ice Lantern Garden Party: 10:30 - 21:00
Ice Sculpture of Dragon King
Ice Sculpture of Dragon King
Ice Sculpture in the Zhaolin Park
Ice Sculptures in the Park
- Last updated on Dec. 25, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Zhaolin Park
Asked by Ammy from THAILAND | Feb. 07, 2024 02:14Reply
I will be there on March 17, 2024, Are there anychance or anything to visit with ice festival?
I will be there on March 17, 2024, Are there anychance or anything to visit with ice festival?
Please advise :)
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Answers (1)
Answered by Hailey | Feb. 08, 2024 00:41

I'm afraid there are not. Because it generally closes in the late February.
Asked by Bart Nitychoruk from USA | Feb. 23, 2019 21:45Reply
Im arriving in Harbin March 2nd and staying until March 3rd.
Will there still be Ice Sculptures to see and what else is there open with ice sculptures in the area at that time? Thank you!
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Answered by Kennedy from CANADA | Feb. 26, 2019 22:36

Generally speaking, the ice and snow festival will last until the early March. You can still see the beautiful ice sculptures. :)
Asked by Abhishek Man Shrestha from NEPAL | Jan. 09, 2019 04:20Reply
If i get down at harbin west railway station at around 4 pm , how can i go to Zhaolin Park?
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Answered by Brooke from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 10, 2019 00:58

Take bus no.130 to Zhaolin Street Bus Stop. Then walk north around 650 meters to find the park.
Asked by TeRoi from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 09, 2017 07:44Reply
I'm only staying one night in Harbin.
So keen to get a recommendation for where I should go to make the most of the evening. From reading it appears Sun Island closes at 5pm, thus would it be Zhaolin Park?
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Answered by Wyatt from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 10, 2017 20:46

Well, I'm afraid that there is no hotel inside the park. Thus you are advised to stay at Motel (Central Street Branch). The hotel provides clean environment and kind service. The price is around CNY 200 per night in usual time. It's close to the park. And the exact location is No.58, Youyi Road, Daoli District. Hope you like.
Asked by Ahmat from INDONESIA | Jan. 18, 2016 19:51Reply
If we come in harbin on feb 26 2016, will Zhaolin Park still open?
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Answered by Jackie from USA | Jan. 19, 2016 01:56

Of course. The park actually is open all the year around. But only between late Dec. to next late Feb. ice sculptures and Ice Lantern Garden Party are available. So you may still be able to catch on Feb. 26 if wanting to enjoy the ice views.
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