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zhaolin parkCovering an area of 70,000 square meters, Zhaolin Park lies at the bank of Songhua River, and the northern end of Zhaolin Street in Daoli District, Harbin City. Famous for its ice carving art all over the world, Zhaolin Park set up in 1900 as the first park in Harbin city. The park was named by Heilongjiang Provincial government after General Li Zhaolin, a national hero during the Anti-Japanese War who was buried here.

Zhaolin Park has many modern facilities such as fountain, rocks, flower bed, amusement ground, ice skating rink, children’s paradise, golden fish hall and flower and bird garden, having full relaxing and amusing worth. In the east, there is Flower and Fruit Mountain. In the west, there lies 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 spring and summer, the pleasant outlook is composed of flourishing greenery. The green plants and colorful flowers make the park the countryside of the city. The tourists can not only do sightseeing by boat but also get a panorama on the 42-meter-high cable car. Other recreational facilities will also give the tourists the most enjoyment. In winter, the park becomes a silver world with ice and snow. The world-famous ice lantern garden party attracted a large number of visitors from home and abroad in Harbin every year takes place here.

The ice lantern garden party was held there annually during the past 25 years. It is held from the 5th of January to the end of February every year. During the festival, many events are held, including fantastic fireworks display, winter swimming, ice hockey games, football games on the snow ground, skiing races, speed skating races, ice sculpture competition, poetry jamboree, wedding ceremony and ice & snow cinematic festival. In the evening, the whole park is lit with lanterns, and the glittering ice-sculptures turn it into a shining crystal palace.


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