Zhaolin Park is located at the northern end of Zhaolin Avenue in Daoli District.It covers almost seven hectares of land and faces the city's Songhua River.
It was originally named Daoli Park. But later it was renamed on August 15, 1946 after a national hero; General Li Zhaolin sacrificed in the Anti-Japanese War, who was buried in the park after his assassination by the Kuomintang reactionaries.
The best time of visiting Zhaolin Park is summer and winter. In summer, it has flourishing greenery and fragrant grasses and teems with beautiful flowers. The park has several beautiful small gardens, including the northern garden, reflecting-moonshine garden (Yingyue Garden), clove garden (Dingxiang Garden) and southern greenhouse garden.
In every winter, Zhaolin Park is transformed into an ice lantern world because the world-famous Harbin Ice Lantern Art Fair (from January 5 to the late February) is held here. When night falls, the resplendence and multicolor of the ice lanterns fill the whole park. The vivid and peculiar ice lanterns are outfitted with modern technology, such as sound, light and automation. The design of ice lanterns includes beautiful sceneries from across the world and marvelous modern and ancient spectacles. Millions of visitors enjoy this supernatural ice and snow world each year, attracted by its reputation as a scenic spot. They marvel at the magnificence of the illuminated ice and snow sculptures and revel in the park as if they were in a fairyland.
Location: No.37 Senlin Street, Daoli District, Harbin
Entrance fee: free except for the ice and snow festival (RMB 100)
Transportation: Take Trolley Bus No.101 or 103 and get off at the stop of Zhaolin Park or Youyi Road.
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