The conference is hosted at Harbin,the capital of Heilongjiang province, is located in the belt within 125¡ã42¡äE to 130¡ã10¡äE and 44¡ã04¡äN to 46¡ã40¡äN and situated in the northeast of China and in the south of Heilongjiang Province, the main terrain of which is flat, low-lying, however, in the east 10 counties directly under which there grow lots of mountains and uplands.
Songhua river winds through the central part of the city, the southeast of which adheres to the branch-uplands of Zhangguangcai mountain, the north of which¡¯s Xiaoxing-an mountain, in which the mountains¡¯ altitude¡¯s not high, the rivers intervein vertically and horizontally, the plain¡¯s far-flung. Varied rivers in Harbin all belong to Songhua river and Mudan river water systems, the main parts of which are comprised of Songhua river, Hulan river, A-shi river, lalin river, Mangniu river, Mayan river, East shining Pearl river, Ni river, Piao river, Feiketu river, Shaoling river, Wuyue river, Weiken river and so on. The four seasons of Harbin are so obvious and Winter¡¯s comparatively long in contrast with the three others¡¯ transient and the climate is cold and dry. Summer¡¯s transient and hot with the abundance of rainfall which mainly concentrates on from June to Sep. and configurates more than 70% of the whole year¡¯s rainfall. The temperature in Spring and Autumn of Harbin is changeable and two seasons are
transitional ones with big wind blowing.
Harbin possesses of the luxuriant mineral resources, 63 varied categories of mineral resources, the explored 25 species of which are utilized for industry. Coal, gas, copper, zinc, constructed-made ores and mineral water¡. twenty species of mineral play a crucial role in Heilongjiang Provincial Economics prosperity. Meanwhile, Harbin¡¯s forestland is mainly distributed over east mountainous area, northwest foot of Zhangguangcai mountain, the south ramp of Xiaoxing-an mountain.. Thereinto, there¡¯re so many rare species of trees, especially red pine which is well known for its high grade texture all over China and oversea. Besides, such as, apple trees, grape trees and so on, these temperate trees still grow over here. On the other hand, Harbin is affluent in vegetation resources, the various species of which mainly contains alga vegetation and moss vegetation bearing the portraits of concentrated scattering and high economic profits. Such rare medical materials as wild Panax, tuckahoe, earthworm, amboyna and etc., are famous in the internal and external sphere. Another series of vegetation to mention is surely wild edible vegetation with the inclusion of fern, tender bud, a mass of filbert mushroom, agarics and etc.. One more species of vegetation is more than 130 sorts of wild flowers adorning the blackland Chipewyan. There are more than 40 rare animals like Sibera Tiger and bear, and other beasts and birds forest. The amount of fish in fresh water is plentiful. More than 40 series of fish flowing Songhua river and the branches in Harbin is of importance of eating: Heilongjiang Carp, silk crucian, dog fish, red eel and etc.
Russian Orthodox church
The Russian Orthodox church, Saint Sophia Cathedral, is also located in this central district of Daoli. St. Sophia took nine years to build and was completed in 1932. The 53.35-meter-high Church, which covers an area of 721 square meters, is a typical representative of the Byzantine architecture. It has now been made into a museum as a showcase of the diverse architecture of Harbin.
Harbin Ice Lantern Exhibition
The Ice Lantern Garden Exhibition in Harbin City is the earliest and biggest artistic exhibition of the ice lantern in the open air in the world covering an area of 6.5 hectare (about 16 acres) and the quantity of used ice is about 2,000 stere (about 71000 cubic feet). It is listed as one of the 35 national 'absolutely rare and wonderfully beautiful' scenic spots by National Tourist Office. The Party was initiated in 1963 and from then on it has been held every winter in Zhaolin Park, which shows about 1,500 pieces of traditional ice lanterns. It is considered as a beautiful name card to Harbin City.
The Ice Lantern Garden Exhibition is an outstanding achievement of people in Harbin, who exploit and utilize the local resources of ice and snow. The craftsmen in Harbin use the ice from Songhua River to create the omniform artworks of ice sculptures. All the artworks take on a grand verve and bewitching view.
Zhongyang Street (Central Street)
Zhongyang Street (Central Street, also known, using the Russian word for Chinese, as Kitaiskaya Street), one of the main business streets in Harbin, is a perfect remnant of the bustling international business activities at the turn of the 20th century. First built in 1898, The 1.4-kilometer long street is a veritable museum of European architectural styles: Baroqueand Byzantine facades, little Russian bakeries and French fashion houses, as well as non European architectural styles: American eateries, and Japanese restaurants
Siberian Tiger Park
Siberian Tiger Park is located on the north bank of Harbin Songhua River. It covers an area of 1,440,000 square meters and now is the largest natural park for wild Siberian tigers in the world. There are over 500 purebred Siberian tigers here, with 100 visible to visitors. When you make a Harbin Tour, come to see the lovely and valuable Siberian tigers.
Harbin Polarland is the first theme park of polar land scenes in China. There is the pure penguin family of South Polar and the first South Pole penguin baby in the world, Manbo, which was successfully hatched in the inland city. You can see the most active polar bear brothers in China fighting furiously and breeding. There are also the wild arctic wolves introduced for the first time in Asia and the arctic fox brothers who can run on the running machine.
The Dragon Tower in Harbin, the highest steel-structure tower in Asia, makes icon of the nation's leading scenic spots in terms of infrastructure and service quality.
Construction of the 336-meter-high Dragon Tower began in 1998 and was completed and opened to the public in October 2002. The tower is multifunctional and combines TV and broadcast transmissions, sightseeing, catering, entertainment, popular science, wireless communications, and environmental and meteorological monitoring as well. The tower has a floor space of 16,600 square meters, including 13,000 square meters of foundation floors and 3,600 square meters of tower floors. Various tourism and catering facilities have been built in the tower to entertain visitors. A police museum on the second floor showcases a gun used at the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China, an automatic fingerprint identification system, and vivid depictions of police stories. Also on the same floor is a holy altar of the Red Emperor and the YELLOW Emperor. On the third floor is a corridor of world landscapes, a popular science base for youth and an exhibition hall for the terracotta warriors and horses of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC). A Dragon's Legend Exhibition Hall is located on the same floor, which displays pictures and sculptures of dragons in various forms. Alongside the exhibition hall is the Dragon's Offspring Wax Figure Museum. In China, Thus the museum shows wax figures of 20 illustrious emperors from ten ancient dynasties.