Monday, January 06, 2014

Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival 2014

Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival 2014 哈尔滨国际冰雪节

To celebrate the 30th Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival the event is bigger than ever this year.

Harbin Ice Festival

Over 7,000 laborers worked around the clock helping the artists produce the hundreds of ice sculptures at Sun Island, Zhaolin Park and "Ice and Snow World".

The huge ice sculptures in the "Ice City" were produced using 180,000 cubic meters of ice from the Songhua River and 150,000 cubic meters of snow.

Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival 2013

The Harbin Ice Festival opened on January 5th and runs for several weeks.

Harbin Ice Festival 2010

Other big snow festivals around the world include the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan and Canada's Quebec City Winter Carnival. The Shangri-La Hotel in Harbin is the city's most luxurious hotel to stay during the Ice Festival.

Zhaolin Park, Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
images © Daniel Allen

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