Sun Island, situated at the north bank of Songhua River, opposite to the Stalin Park, is the world-famous scenic area in Harbin city. It covers an area of 38 square kilometers and is a desirable place for for having a picnic, swim, and go camping with families and friends. In the early 1980s, the song "on the Sun Island" by singer Zheng Xulan spreads its fame far and wide. Sun Island, together with its nearby islands and sandbars make up the Sun Island Scenic Area, which is the best health resort for summer vacation.
Based on original western-style architecture, the island represents Euramerican garden style. It can be divided into two parts including sightseeing area and convalescent area marked by sign of "Sun Island" wrote by famous calligrapher Zhao Puchu. Sightseeing area is composing with more than 20 scenic spots such as the Pavilion on the Water, the Sacred Cranes, Lilac Garden, the Long Bank and Weeping Willow, Sun Mountain, etc. Besides, there is a natural beach with an area of about 90 hectares on Songhua Rive, south part of Sun Island and is called River Island.
Moreover, the Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is held here annually exhibiting amazing ice and snow sculptures and architectures. Also you can take part in playing ice hockey, ice skating and other snow activities.
Admission Fee: 30RMB(Ticket for Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is 240RMB)
Open time: 8:00-17:00
How to Get to: Take the No. 29, 80, 85, 88 bus and get off at Sun Island.