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We were extremely impressed with the few swimmers that had to brave the freezing winter temperature to put up a show to entertain their spectators. Great effort and attitude. Great show and entertainment. They provide others activities as well.
There is a bit of a sideshow that goes with the winter swimming exhibit. The swimmers endeavour to put on a show that entertains in their own quirky way. The actual act of swimming in the freezing water while it is minus 20 degrees outside...More
Firstly, this listing' s location is wrong. It definitely takes place on the Songhua River. There are vendors, that should be avoided. A few septagenarians, provide comedy in temperatures of minus 20 degrees centigrade. They then dive into the pool. The accompanying music is overwhelming....More
Really great fun to see, a walk of trepidation over thick ice to see some brave people dive into water of sub zero temperatures. As we stood freezing in multiple layers these (by no means junior) swimmers walked to and entered the water in swimming...More
Couldn't believe how hardy these folk were swimming in minus 12 weather heavens knows how cold the water was. ~They were intrepid souls and it was a lot of fun to see their antics. I went on the ice slide, took a shot on a...More
I wouldn't call this a highlight but it was a lot of fun. Worth making the effort to attend though. So glad that someone gave instructions of where to go on tripadvisor. The swimmers don't dive everyday though, as I showed up at 2 pm...More
This was definitely a highlight of our trip, although it was quite difficult to find info online or even asking, nobody seem to know exactly, so I hope this helps. The Swimming performance happens a few times a day, when we were there we saw...More
We went looking for the pool cut into the ice in the Songhua River to take some photos and ended up chatting to 3 local gentlemen who were there just to swim. (not for the ticketed performance scheduled for later that day) They happily showed...More
Location: Songhua River
How to Get There: Tourists can take No. 101, 103 and 64 buses from the train station to Songhuajiang.
Ticket Price: 30 yuan per person
Openning Time: 10:00 and 14:00
More Tips: The best time to visit there is from December to...More