About Harbin

Harbin is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang province in China’s northeast region, as well as the tenth most populous city nationally. Harbin serves as a key political, economic, scientific, cultural and communications hub in Northeast China with 4.71 million inhabitants in the urban area, while the total population of the sub-provincial city is up to 9.93 million. Harbin is the commodity grain base of China. Harbin owns one of the Three Blank Earth Terrains in the World. Songhua River, the mother river of Harbin city, winds through the central part of the city.

Harbin is the city of fashion and city of music. Harbin is a combination of Eastern and Western cultures, recognized as “the City of Music”, “Oriental Moscow” and “Oriental Paris”. As early as the 1920s, the city had been considered China’s fashion capital because of the earliest access to European classical music in China. In 2010, Harbin was declared a UNESCO “City of Music” as part of the Creative Cities Network and Harbin Summer Music Concert has become a national concert festival in China. 

Harbin, an intrinsic touristic city, has its unique natural scenery and cultural heritage. In Harbin, there is a wealth of wetland resources and it is the hometown of red-crowned cranes. What’s more, it is also the home to Siberian tigers. More than 500 cultural landscapes and the surrounding natural reserves in Harbin together constitute the unique characteristics of tourism in northern China. The unique winter snow and ice impressed your stay in Harbin. Culture and life style of Harbin will be your favor.


 

Organizers
  • The International Water
    Association
  • Harbin Institute of
    Technology
  • Chinese Academy of
    Engineering
Co-organizers
  • State Key Lab of Urban Water
    Resource & Environment
  • National Engineer Research Center
    of Urban Water Resources