Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang Province, that is located in northeastern China. The city hosts every year for over thirty-five years an amazing snow and ice festival that stunned the visitors by the beauty of its sculptures and colorful displays. The festival takes place from early January until warm weather erodes the constructions (exact dates vary).
The huge, 50-meter-high ice displays are made by Chinese artists and guests from various countries. It attracts, every year, thousands of people from all around the world who come to see and experience the unique art that exists only in Harbin’s winter.
At the festival that began in 1985, more than 2,000 spectacular sculptures are displayed. The sculptures are made of unimaginable 120,000 cubic meters of ice that was quarried of Songhua River. The sculptures are present on the frozen ground of over 600,000 square meters.
To complete the visual experience, a display of artistic ice lanterns illuminated by hundreds of colorful lights takes place at the nearby Zhaolin Park.
The beauty, the overwhelming atmosphere of the white ice and snow, the lights and the size of the huge exhibits promise the visitor at Harbin festival an unforgettable experience.