- Surface area: 9,707,000 sq km
- Capital: Beijing
- Official language: Mandarin, Cantonese
- Currency: the Yuan
- Religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Protestantism
Useful facts for your stay at Yabuli Club Med
• Main public holidays and events in the Yabuli region of China
- in January / February: Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (lasts 1 month, starting 5 January) / Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (Chunjie, lasts 3 days, between mid January and mid-February) / Lantern Festival (Yaunxiao jie, (2 weeks after Chinese New Year)
- in April: Ancestors Day or Grave Sweeping Day (Qingmingjie, usually falls on 5 April)
- in May: Labour Day (1 May)
- in June: Dragon Boat Festival (to dispel demons that bring sickness, and strengthen the body, during June)
- in July: Anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party (1 July)
- in September: Double Ninth Festival (Chong Yang, in honour of ancestors, 9 September) / Mid-autumn Festival or Moon Festival
- in October: National Day (1 October.
• Culinary specialities of China and the Yabuli region
- Starters: black Chinese mushrooms, spring rolls, chicken wings
- Special dishes: dim sum (steamed ravioli), jianjiu (soup with rice balls), pidan (100-year old eggs), grilled scorpion, grilled or boiled snake, jiaozi (Chinese ravioli), huoguo (Chinese fondue)
- Fish: crab, shrimps, suzhou (smoked carp), guiyu (mandarin fish), eels, dried jellyfish
- Meat: Peking duck, roast goose, pork, chicken, frogs legs, sparrow, coypu
- Vegetables: alongside the ubiquitous rice and noodles, typical vegetables include bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, lotus roots and cabbage
- Desserts: almond biscuits, ginger, green tea jelly, lychees
- Drinks: Harbin beer, Snow beer, tea, maotai (strong liqueur),baijiu (Chinese white “wine”)
• Flora and fauna native to the Yabuli region of China
- Flora: the Heilongjiang Province has a huge variety of trees, many of which are used as timber
- Fauna: North-east tigers, brown bears, red deer, cranes, salmon
• Shopping in the Yabuli region
- Craftwork: sculptures (animal horn / wood bark), Songjiang knits, jewelry, dried flowers, tea boxes made of lilac wood, nianhua (prints for New Year), straw paintings
- Spices: ginseng, soya, ginger
• A few useful expressions for your stay in China
- Hello: nihao
- Goodbye: zàijiàn
- Thankyou: Xièxie
- Yes / No: shi / bùshi
- Please: qing ni
Places of interest to discover in the area surrounding Yabuli Club Med
Make the most of your stay at Yabuli Club Med to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.
China has a huge variety of landscapes and cities, towns and villages with a wealth of monuments, ancient architecture, palaces, imperial gardens and temples, magnificent buildings and parks.
The mountainous Harbin region has thick forests and great snow cover in winter.
• Harbin is around 200 km from Club Med.
The capital of Heilongjiang province and the political, cultural and economic centre of north-east China, Harbin is a well-known historic town, with a thriving tourist industry. It has traces of the history and culture of various Chinese ethnic groups and non-Chinese cultures. This explains the presence of western architecture of all schools, including Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches, hence its nickname “the little Paris of the East”.
Travel time: a 3-hour bus ride.
• Beijing is a 1 hour 50 minute flight from Club Med.
The capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing (or Peking) is home to famous world heritage monuments such as the Forbidden City and the Temple of the Sky. Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games.
• Shanghai is a 2 hour 50 minute flight from Club Med.
The most densely-populated city in China and one of the largest cities in the world, it is rapidly rivaling New York, Paris and London in terms of cultural attraction. It was home to the 2010 Universal Exhibition.
• Guangzhou is a 4 hour 10 minute flight from Club Med.
This city is the cradle of Chinese gastronomy, and the people nibble throughout the day, from breakfast through to dinner.
Guangzhou hosted the 16th Asian Games in November 2010.
The climate in China
China has a vast diversity of climates, ranging from cold and dry to hot and humid.
The north has a continental climate. Heilongjiang is the coldest of the Chinese provinces. The winter lasts from December to March with temperatures sometimes below O°C, but the weather is generally dry and sunny. In all seasons, don’t forget to take comfortable clothing suitable for wearing in the mountains.
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