Volga Manor: Enjoy Russia on the Outskirts of Harbin
Volga Manor, located by the beautiful Ashi River on the outskirts of Harbin,is a theme park covering a land of 600,000 square meters where you can enjoy Russian culture and scenery, live a life like in Russia, and enjoy a fairy-tale world with its classic Russian architecture. Volga Manor is one of the culture tourist resort in Heilongjiang, China. I stayed here on September 7-9, 2011 during my first time in mainland China, the first country on my list.
Volga Manor has copied more than 10 Russian classic buildings occupying a special position in the hears of Harbin resident such as demolished St Nicholas Church and Mini Ajiuer, the river restaurant in Sun Island.
How to go to Volga Manor
Take bus 340/377 in front of Tongxiang Store, Xiangfang District, to Chenggaozi town, then take suburb bus 340 (Sanjiazi route), get off at Volga Manor. Drive straight along Hacheng Road, Xiangfang District, past Chenggaozi town by 7kms (see road marks “Russian style garden”); Drive straight along Changjing Road, and get into the Volga Road which leads you to Volga Manor.
This beautiful log building was once the exhibition hall of Russian Nizhny Novgorod textile factory. It is now rebuilt as the Tourist Center which offers all kinds of services including consulting, receiving, guiding, medical care, sales of souvenirs and daily necessities.
Saint Nicholas Art Gallery (Church)
The model of the rebuilt Art Gallery was the Saint Nicholas Church of Harbin, which was one of the landmarks of Harbin. Those precious old pictures presented in the gallery will bring you back to the old Harbin 100 years ago.
Cupid Sculpture Garden
In the center of Cupid Sculpture Garden, there is a classical log-structured Birch Restaurant. Together with the world-famous statues symbolizing love, it produces an art atmosphere, therefore an ideal place for wedding ceremonies and other group activities.
Pushkin Salon, in accordance with the architectural style built in the 19th century Russia, is named after the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. As the founder of modern Russian literature and language, the Russian government set his birthday June 6 as the “Russian Day.” Salon held various cultural art exhibitions from time to time in order to promote cultural exchange and interaction between China and Russia.
Pavlov Castle is a famous castle in Russian history, it has experienced many vicissitudes, and in different historical periods having different missions commitment, a former hospital, police stations, schools and other functions. It has a magnificent castle shape, distinguished and elegant interior and fully equipped for high-level meeting, wedding, performances, banquets, as well as the best choice for accommodation which will bring you the enjoyment of aristocrats.
Borg Fort Wine Castle
In Russian history, the Warriors drank vodka against foreign invaders, defended and constructed their homes. Therefore, Wine Castle with “Borg Fort” (Russian word for warrior) is named. Wine Castle is a place for accommodation, catering, conference, and entertainment and leisure, wine cultural shows and other functions, so you will have a unique experience.
European-style villa is a place for top business people to spend holidays and enjoy leisure time. Villas are equipped with KTV, bar, sauna, recreation room, so that you have a separated private recreation space for your custom hand of the butler service. You can exude royal taste and enjoy a better life!
You can live in this natural and plain Russian farmhouse with friends for several days, being taken care of kind-hearted Russian grandmas, enjoying the country life of 18th century.
Banja (Russian) Bath
Banja bath, a Russian life style combined leisure, fitness and nature together, is an indispensable part of life – “Russian bath is the second mother.” Banja bath, with entertainment, dining, leisure and other mufti-functional as a whole, is an ideal place for business dinner, friends gatherings, and group activities.
The club is named after the most famous night club of Harbin in 1920s. Every guest will be satisfied with the passionate shows of singing and dancing by Volga Art Group at night. With moonlight, merry parties, club melodies, splendid lights, wining, dining, and dancing figures produce the perfect chapter of night of Volga.
Miniature restaurant, meant “fine art” in Russian, a re-built restaurant once was one of the most famous tourist attractions in Harbin with the ship-like design. While dining, you can enjoy the beauty of both sides at the same time, and overlook Manor’s best panoramic locations on the open-air platform of the 3rd floor. On the Cross Island in St. Petersburg, there is a famous fish restaurant which is a place frequented by the Russian elite. In the Manor, Mermaid Restaurant is a similar fishing restaurant which inherits the spirit and offers the same enjoyment. Windmill Restaurant is a unique restaurant with local country flavor located near the Russian windmill, where you can enjoy a variety of farm dishes with top quality.
The original architectural ante-type of Volga Hotel situated in Nizhny Novgorod of Russia. The reconstruction of the hotel was built along the lakeside. The classical style demonstrates the exotic features. It has more than 100 guest rooms attached with meeting rooms, restaurants, and multi-function hall and it’s well-appointed with different facilities.
The guildhall is named after an old Hotel – Orient in Harbin. It is an ideal place to hold all kinds of international conferences and to train staff with its big, medium, and small meeting rooms, its different types of guest rooms, and its complete sets of equipment for meetings.
Volga Manor prepares many tools for sight-seeing, such as cruise ships, yachts, multi-riding bikes, sight-seeing electro-mobile, royal horse-drawn carriage and other activities. Fishing at the river bank in Volga Manor brings the pleasure of wild fishing. Team building Activity Area could hold different kinds of sports meeting. Goldfish Fairy Garden: Russian fairy tales occupy an immortal position in the world, as Pushkin said: “Although fairy tale is fiction, it is not without benefit for young people for its deep moral.” It also features Paddling Pool, a Snow-girl Hut, a slide and other amusement facilities.
Ice and Snow Festival
Volga Manor offers a series of ice and snow activities, with the theme of whole people exercise in winter. It holds a low-carbon and environmental-friendly notion, offering fun skiing, sight-seeing skiing, curling and snow slid. You can experience a new recreational mode which is entertaining, convenient, and safe.
16km Hacheng Road, Xiangfang District
Harbin, China 150038
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