Harbin, with its long history, and the cradle of Jin and Qing Dynasties and the settlement of multi-nationalities. Situated in the belt within 44°04′N to 46°40 ′N and 120°42′E to 130°10′E, the city is located in the temperate zone with a character of continental climate. The Songhua River, like a shining pearl string, winds through the domain of this distinctive and celebrated city.
Harbin is a city with particular scenes. With comfortable climate in summer, it is a famous summer resort. Rich and colorful winter activities turn cold and bleak winter into an advantage, as is her graceful summer. Harbin people change ice and snow into miraculous effects: cold to happy, winter to grand festival. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, beginning in 1985, has been already successfully held for 21 times.