I hate the cold. But I had also been dying to go to Harbin for the ice festival since I was a teenager. A dilemma but I finally sucked it up and went. The ice and snow world is truly what people come to Harbin...More
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A gorgeous array of architecture and theme park rides, all made of snow and ice! The lighting adds a whole other layer of magic.
Harbin northernmost province of China. Influenced by Russian architecture, we visited the green-domed Saint Sophia Cathedral, Eastern Orthodox church that is now a local history museum. During the winter months, the city is transformed into an incredible array of ice sculptures and ice monuments as...More
I actually visited just before the Olympics arrived in 2008, so I assume it might have changed a bit. However, I can be sure that the ice and snow sculptures are as magical as they've ever been. The sculptors are beyond creative, and it's still...More
It must have been 40 degrees centigrade outdoors, but it was below zero in this haven of ice sculptures. I played bump car on ice and played on an ice slide.
One of the reasons I moved to Northeast China was to be able to see the Ice and Snow World and I was not disappointed. It was incredible!!! Very cold in early February, but you just need to dress for the weather. Spectacular!!
Visited Harbin & Sapporo festivals this year. Harbin is incredible. Serious cold prep is important. I went two nights, one snowing one without. Clear night was better for photos. Check out Polar Bear club. Warming huts want you to buy stuff while your camera gear...More