We slept in, but still had time for a walk in the cold! It was also pretty smoggy.
To the west of our hotel is the Old Quarter, where the Russian Jews lived and worked. They built several schools, including schools of music.
The New Synagogue:
Completed in 1921, it is now the Harbin Jewish History and Culture Exhibition.
A motorcycle truck:
Plaque showing the architectural significance of Central Street:
Yvonne and the driver picked us up at 11:00 after we checked out of the hotel. We drove to the Confucian Temple next to the Harbin University of Engineering, which is behind secured gates.
The Lingxing Wall before the bridge:
The decorative gate:
Statue of Confucius:
Back in the car for the short drive to Jile/Heavenly Bliss Temple. Not enough time to properly warm up!
The temple street with shops and a Ferris wheel in the distance:
The temple was completed in 1923, with a bell tower:
With still some time before going to the airport, we were taken to a former China Eastern Railway workshop:
Locomotive SY 0658 and tender:
Yvonne bought us a bottle of kvass, a fermented beverage made from rye bread:
At the airport we had plenty of time before our 19:50 flight back to Shanghai.
Chocolate coffee drink: