Snowy Xuexiang (Snow Village) off Harbin

Xuexiang Travel Blog

 › entry 3 of 6 › view all entries
I remembered standard Harbin tour packages hover between skiing in Yabuli (conglomerates of skiing resorts) or to Xuexiang (Snow Village). Having being told that skiing is still possible in Xuexiang, and since our main aims were more for sceneries than for adventurous sports, we did not hesitate to choose Xuexiang as part of our itinenary.

Wow, Xuexiang is a beauty. Snowcapped huts and forests. We saw vastless and gorgeous landscape of pristine snow.

But our staying experience was really bad. Well, it was China travel golden period remembered.  Each lodge accomodation has limited rooms, around 5-6 rooms with no toilet attached. Though we were travelling in 5, with 2 ladies, we thought we could cram in together for just a night. But they forcefully split 30+ of us  into 2 main gender groups, and squeezed in 6 people to a room! It will be very bad if you went alone,cos you will be made to sleep with 5 other strangers together on a big-sized bed! Even families were separated.
Fireworks for the night!
I hate such stupid nonsensical groupings.

Well, i guess if we have travelled during the off peak seasons, the stay would be more memorable.  When you opened your room door, right infront of you is a gigantic bed - imagine a raised ledge from the floor, that is the exact length of the room length. The bed is heated and covered with a huge blanket, and flunked by 5 neatly arranged set of pillows at the exteme end. That's a typical room in a Xuexiang lodge.

We went on a mini tour around the surrounding of Xuexiang, and enjoyed even more for the idle village night walk. It can be seen that Xuexiang has pretty much heavily dependent on tourism. The village was swamped with tourists,and all lodges were fully booked!

Our dinner was as usual, crammed in a huge table of 10 strangers. Though the dishes were very simple veg and meats, we truely like them. They were so delicious. Even my bowl of rice was so nice that each of us guys whooped out at least 3 bowlful of rice! Now, this is what locals usually say, Dongbei rice is the best in China, and I have to truely concede to that!








Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Fireworks for the night!
Fireworks for the night!
Entrance of Xuexiang
Entrance of Xuexiang
Queues of buses in front..
Queues of buses in front..
Start of the mini day tour in Xue …
Start of the mini day tour in Xue…
Went on a mini horse ride
Went on a mini horse ride
Some snow activities
Some snow activities
Some village hut nearby
Some village hut nearby
Writing in the snow..
Writing in the snow..
Oh, theres a daily night show at …
Oh, there's a daily night show at…
Night streets of firecracker stalls
Night streets of firecracker stalls
Selling them as goods..
Selling them as goods..
Dried animals for hotpot ? Not my …
Dried animals for hotpot ? Not my…
Xuexiang
photo by: wsquare