Saturday, December 25, 2010

Harbin Ice Festival 2011

Harbin Ice Festival 2011

The 27th Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival opens in Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday January 5th. The hundreds of ice sculptures are built by around 15,000 workers and designed by local engineering students. The sculptures along the banks of the frozen Songhua River are illuminated at night with multi-colored lights embedded in the ice and also by laser shows. Firework displays are also part of the attraction.

Harbin Ice Festival

Nearby Yabuli Ski Resort is another pull for the nearly 1,000,000 visitors expected to arrive for the winter period.

Harbin Ice Festival 2010
images © Daniel Allen