Situated on the north bank of the Songhuajiang River, it is a well-known tourist resort both at home and abroad. It was oriniginally built as a summer holiday village by the White Russia in the early 1920s. Besides villas in various styles, the scenic area also boats lush foliage, soft and white sands, blue sky and clear water. The island is not only a summer resort, but also a fantasyland for winter tourism. It is in the Sun Island Park where the well-known Harbin Snow Sculpture Expo is held.