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Harbin, the capital of China's frigid Heilongjiang province in the northeast, plays host to China's biggest ice sculpture festival every January. The event is rooted in the region's ancient tradition of ice lantern making, and the modern-day...more
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North bank of Songhua River, Songbei, Harbin 100005, China
Harbin is the biggest Ice festival in the world & is a must for any bucket list.
The scale of it is unbelievable
Was the highlight of our tour of china which included
the Palaces of Beijing, the Great Wall & the Terracotta Army
It was -17C in mid Dec and it was cold. But with full gear, one can move around to see the sculptures. But there were not many as anticipated. It was crowded with people rushing to take photos. Cant do leisurely walk. Not worth the...More
The Ice Festival was the main reason I dragged my poor husband up north (to Siberia, as he put it LOL) to Harbin- and we got to see the festival basically the last day this year! It really is amazing, and although the professional photos...More
It's cold. Very cold. But it's so worth it. Words and pictures do not do this place justice. The ice sculptures and buildings are really amazing, and I cannot believe they created a whole village/city out of ice. The lights make the place so magical....More
Spent a day at the main festival and whilst very cold (minus 43.5C) it was most enjoyable.
We've been to Sapporo and I think this is better from an ice perspective where Sapporo is better from a snow perspective.
If you haven't been it is...More
Unbelievable combination of ice, snow, lights and music. I’m still mostly speechless one week after having been there, pictures will say more and better.
Easy access (friendly English speaking staff at the gates, no overcharge, Alipay or Wechat pay or cash). Entry fee was over...More
We took a tour thro Chinapac.. it focused more on Harbin. We were taken to and dropped off at Sun Island and left to find our own way to the snow sculptures for 1 1/2 hrs. Next came the Siberian Tiger Reserve....our guide took us...More
I visited ice craving Festival in Harbin Northen China. It was amazingly beautiful and fantastic creation of human being
They make it every year for this festival.
A lot of tourist from all around the world come and visit this incredible event, even it is...More
Take extra warm jackets! Luckily our hotel gave us some extra jackets otherwise we would have been super cold. We also didn't wear snow shoes, in hindsight probably not the best decision as we ended up sliding all over the place.
The ice statues are...More