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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

ZHONG YANG STREET

Zhong Yang Street ni sangat famous di Harbin. Ia juga dikenali sebagai Central Street. Jika nak carik souvenirs untuk di bawa balik boleh la ke sini... Ada macam-macam di jual di sini... kat sini juga lah ramai yg makan ice cream time sejuk2...tp kami x makan lah.. x tahan weihhh.... sejuk sangat..ketaq lutut kaki kuku suma...


The entrance to Zhong Yang Street

Bergambar jugak! 

The intersection

The alley of Zhong Yang Street
The construction of this street began in 1898. It was called the Chinese Street at its early age and gained its present name in the late 1920s.


Masa kami di sana, masih banyk lagi bongkah-bongkah ais yang sedang di ukir. Dengar cerita bongkah-bongkah
ni di ambil dari Song Hua River. 

Sculpture in the making...
 Some of the ready sculptures ....




Yang ni pon masih x siap habis lagi....

Russian leather, British woolen cloth, French perfume, German medicine and plenty more can be found in this fashionable street. In 1997, Harbin government appointed the street as a pedestrian street, which added greater charm to this enchanting location.

Comel betol la patong2 ni....


Russian Chocolates

Ada rupa soldadu Rusia x? 

At night...
Still busy even though it's already dark...

The temperature at that time if i was not mistaken
was approximately -15 degree celcius at 9.05pm...
sejuk gilerrrr....

To be cont...

Saturday, 29 April 2017

DAOWAI MOSQUE AKA MASJID DAOWAI

Assalamaualaikum, salam sejahtera and good day to all,

Kawan2... inilah Masjid Daowai. One of the mosques in Harbin and it is the largest mosque in Heilongjiang Province. Rasanya masjid ni yang paling senang nk p dari city. Hari tu, mereka cuma naik teksi meter dalam 23 yuan macam tu. so, sangatlah murah rasanya kan..

Al-kisah, group kami hari tu berpecah dua. Group gentlemen x nak ke ice festival, so they opted for the mosque. Tu yang mereka ke masjid tu...

Address: S Shi'erdao St, JingYu, Daowai Qu, Haerbin Shi, Heilongjiang Sheng, China, 150026

Opened: 1897

Province: Heilongjiang

Jom tengok sekitar masjid...


 The mosque was originally built during the Guangxu Emperor of Qing Dynasty in 1897. Building extension was constructed in 2003. It  consists of prayer hall, office and other facilities. Covering an area of 426 m2, the prayer hall is located at the center of the building area which is opposite to the main gate. It can accommodate up to 600 people to perform prayers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Daowai_Mosque).

Sempat main phone lagi tu dak faris

Bergambar kenangan bersama penduduk muslim di Harbin. It feels so
good to see people with the same religion at places we've been to. 

Sempat menunaikan solat maghrib dan isyak. 
 Luar masjid...

Salji melitupi kawasan masjid, 


Kedai2 di sekitar masjid.


Father n son
Kalau area masjid, mestilah ada banyak kedai makan muslim kan...hehehe... lepas solat kita pekena la sate kambing secucuk dua... marvelous!


Makan panas-panas dalam cuaca yang sejuk beku,,,
memang sedap weihhhh....

Goodbye Masjid Daowai... Ntah bila kan ketemu lagi...

Credit to Ustaz Mbr for all the photos captured at Daowai Mosque.

Friday, 21 April 2017

THE FROZEN SONGHUA RIVER

After the Russian Park, we stopped by at Songhua River. Dekat ja.. just across the road from the Russian Park area.

The Songhua River (Chinese pinyin: Sōnghuā Jiāng) is the largest tributary of the Heilong River. It ranks the fifth longest river in China, runs about 1,897 kilometers long and covers a drainage area of 545,600 square kilometers. The source of the river is a crater lake called Heavenly Lake with an elevation of 2,189 meters at the top of the Changbai Mountain, which borders North Korea in China’s Jilin Province. The water falls down from the Heavenly Lake and forms a waterfall, as if the water rushes down from heaven. Hence the local Manchu inhabitant called it "Songga-liwula" (means Heavenly Lake). It is considered that its Chinese name "Songhua" is from its Manchurian pronunciation - "Songga-liwula".

Opposite the river. Salji masih memutih.

Kena seberang jalan. Atas jalan tak ada salji, perhaps pekerja dah scoop pagi2 lagi
supaya senang kenderaan nak lalu.

On our way to Songhua River.

The river is 4 meters in depth and 1 kilometer in width on average in Harbin reach. Songhua River has more than 900 branches in large and small size. The river is frozen over from November to April the next year.


The Songhua River in winter is no less bustling than a summer bathing beach. It's frozen hard with ice nearly one meter thick, turning it into a huge playground for all kinds of ice sports. You can go swimming, skating and ice sailing, or ride in ice junks or horse-drawn sleighs.

Ladies and  gentlemen, presenting the Songhua River! When we mentioned river, mesti
ingat ada air mengalir2kan.. Ya, yang ini lain macam sikit. beku ya!


One can get here by the cable car too. 


The frozen Songhua River. Kat sini terkenal dengan aktiviti berenang dalam sungai beku
tp kami x tengok la pulak aktiviti tu. May be, ada masa2 tertentu kot.

Us. Semua muka berbungkus ya. Memang kena begini, kalau x, pedih dan rasa nak tercabut hidung. 

Cable car di celah-celah ranting pokok.
As the largest branch of the Heilong River, Songhua River winding through Harbin for 117 kilometers and served as an important artery for the development of the city. In the 17th century, under the reign of Emperor Kangxi, naval ships were stationed along these areas, and resisted the invading Russian enemy successfully. After that, in 1689, Sino-Russian Treaty of Nerchinsk was signed. That is the first border agreement between the Qing government and the imperial Russian government. On June 6th, 1898, a Russia warship taken on the engineers and surveyors to made a topographic map for building the China-East Railway. There landing point is where the Flood Control Monument located now. From then on, the river became busy and lots of material needed for build the railway were transported through this River and then, a modern city was erected at the south bank of Songhua River.



Antara kenderaan yang digunakan atas sungai beku ni 

Kami mula negotiate nak naik menda alah ni... Laju betul... Nak tercampak rasa.. Dah la serpih2 salji masuk mata. We paid 50 yuan for the ride. 

Getting ready to go!
Hubby tried this




Ustaz

Kereta kuda pon ada. more expensive.

This one is the most expensive...200 yuan per person...huhuhu...


Lepas Songhua River, kami ke train station kejap nak ambik tiket balik kami coz hari tu tak sempat nak redeem sbb dah nak kena tinggal train kan hari tu....huhuhuu... Kami pergi redeem di Harbin Main station tp balik nanti di Harbin Xi (west), Mengikut ctrip, kita boleh redeem di mana-mana saja train station sekitar China.


On our way to the train station, we spotted this giant castle in the middle of the road. Kita yang x biasa ni memang
rasa pelik,... jalan sikit, ada ice castle, jln depan lagi ada ice castle.. ehh depan tu ada ice lain pulak...



All the info is taken from:  (taken from: http://www.icefestivalharbin.com/article-p14-songhua-river.html)

To be cont...