Japan, Korea and Europe – these are the usual culprits which pop up when we’re searching for winter destinations. But while these places have colder climates, they also involve long flights and expensive tour packages.
Enter Harbin, a city in China where the temperatures dip below -30C in winter. It’s a popular destination with the Chinese but remains mostly untouched by international tourism. Thanks to Scoot, a few of us took a non-stop direct flight to this city – from very affordable prices. Here’s a list of cool things we did there.
1. Gawk at the giant snow sculptures at Sun Island
They say good things come in small packages, but the Harbin Snow Exhibition begs to differ.