Harbin was built by the SongHua River, In the mid-19th century, China lost the land north of
Amur River(黑龍江)and east of Ussuri River(烏蘇里江)to Russia.A North-South railroad was built
from the boarder to the non-freezing port of LuShuen by the Russians in the late 19th cent. Many
Russian were based in Harbin. That is why there are a lot of Russian influence in Harbin's
Several Orthodox Church buildings remained, although none retained any religious activity, but
architectural and historic interests. The locals call it "Onion Head". It was interesting to see the
onion head got repeated, not in other buildings but on many newstands.
In general, the buildings are of colorful pastel. At this early summer, many are washing and
painting their houses. The city was kept beautiful with pride.
A variety of vehicles were seen on the street of Harbin. They are absent in other cities.
The Tiger Forest Garden is an exciting place. Take a look!