Zhongyang Pedestrian Street in Harbin
Attractions Overview: The largest and longest pedestrian street in Asia.
Attraction Type: Street, Cultural
Chinese Name: 中央大街步行街
English Name: Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, Central Street
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: Free
Address in English: No. 3, Central Street, Harbin
Address in Chinese: 哈尔滨市中央大街3号
Why is Zhongyang Pedestrian Street So Special?
Known as the ‘Eastern Moscow’, Harbin has always been regarded as a unique and exotic city. The most exotic place in Harbin is Central Street, known as Zhongyang Dajie in Chinese. It has been the most prosperous commercial hub for over one hundred years in downtown Harbin. The street is featured with a large number of western architectures, including Russian, Baroque, Renaissance and other style buildings. The Central Avenue is the landmark of Harbin city
Where is Zhongyang Pedestrian Street?
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street is located at No. 3 of Central Street, Harbin. And the address in Chinese is 哈尔滨市中央大街3号. The street lies about 3 km from Harbin Railway Station.
How to Get to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street?
Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)
If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
Take Bus 2, 53, 114, 126, 132, 136 or Harbin Taiping International Airport Shuttle Bus Line 3 to Zhongyang Dajie (Central Street).
Main Attractions in Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
European Style Architecture
For visitors who have never been to Moscow, Rome or Paris can get a feeling and appreciation for the architecture of those cities by visiting the Central Avenue in Harbin. Harbin is known as “Eastern Moscow” or “Eastern Paris”, and as the miniature of Harbin, the Central Avenue is the landmark of Harbin city that you can not miss.
Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival
Time: Dec. 24 to Feb. 28
The annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is Harbin’s main tourist highlight. It is the world’s biggest winter festival. The bitterly cold winters are just right for this festival. The lightning on the huge ice sculptures in the Ice and Snow World are technologically sophisticated. They use computer controlled LEDs and regular lighting to animate stunning displays of color and design.
Jiaoyu Bookstore (Education Bookstore) is the biggest form of Baroque architecture in Harbin and the mark of the Central Street.
Useful Travel Tips
- In Harbin in winter the temperature is from -25°C (-13°F) to -10°C (14°F), and that’s without wind chill! Hence thermal underwear, gloves, (scarves, earmuffs), hats, (face masks), and thick arctic clothing and boots are necessary. If you have ski boots they would be ideal.
- Central Street is a pedestrian street. But numerous bus routes and taxis are nearby.
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