You wake from slumber feeling relaxed and at home. The goose down pillows have been the perfect indulgence in your spacious bed. You’re in Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin.
Along the serene Songhua River
Excitement takes over as you anticipate your adventure in the days ahead. You go over to the windows and draw the drapes. The Ice City greets you. In the distance, the beautiful Songhua River glitters like a jewel in the morning sun.
Swiftly you get dressed and head downstairs for a hearty breakfast. You decide on casual dining at the Coffee Garden, reserving Shang Palace’s Cantonese and Heilongjiang fine cuisine for later.
Nearby Stalin Park is first on your agenda. Situated along the Songhua River, it boasts vibrant flowerbeds, manicured lawns and intricate art sculptures. Harbin’s natural beauty is evident from the get-go.
Around the city, buildings are embellished with spires and cupolas. Many remain untouched since the Russian Revolution. This blend of Asian and European architectural features speaks of Harbin’s history and close proximity to Russia. Just like Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin, the city’s unique charm is undeniable.
The cold winters here make the famous Harbin Ice and Snow Festival a reality. Dramatic ice sculptures and life-sized constructs amaze visitors day and night.
Tomorrow, you will soak in more of the city’s delightful offerings. For now, a refreshing swim in the hotel’s heated pool shall precede dinner.
Welcome to Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin, where the feeling is always warm.