Harbin Ice City – Magnificent Ice Festival
Harbin Ice City is in the northeastern part of China. Harbin Ice City is a place where every year you can see international festival of ice and snow sculptures. The festival lasts for one month. Temperatures in this town are approximately minus 17 degrees, so the sculpture stay longer than a month. The sculptures are made of pressed snow or ice blocks.
Frozen water is also used for frozen blocks of transparent ice. During the night, many of the sculptures are illuminated and it adds extra beauty of a sculpture. The festival began in 1963 but was still maintained during the Cultural Revolution in China. He began to regularly hold since 1985.
Harbin Ice City is a unique festival every year
Harbin Ice City in China is built each year at beginning of January. It will host hundred thousands of visitors to this festival of snow and ice. This year artists made from big blocks of ice and tons of snow made impressive replicas of the most famous buildings and attractions from all over the world. The visual experience of Harbin Ice City is magic and breathtaking.
The best time to see all these beautiful creations is at night when buildings are illuminated with traditional Chinese lanterns and powerful lasers. There are numerous ice replicas of world famous palaces, places of worship, fountains and sculptures. Through them are refracted laser beams of different colors, so it seems that you are in another, magical, world. Many workers almost two weeks made a fantastic ice city with high buildings such as skyscrapers and a variety of giant human figures, animals and creatures from fairy tales.
This is a paradise for children. They are most attracted to ice slides, mazes, bobsled track, skating rink and Christmas Corner. On numerous skating rinks can be rented skates or in one of the ice restaurants ordered a traditional Chinese or Russian dish.