Preview of Harbin Ice Carving Festival started on Jan. 5th, 2015

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From January 5 to February 25, 2015, the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be hosted in the beautiful Ice City – Harbin, one of the biggest cities in North China and also one of the coldest with temperature getting as low as -30 degrees. It is also called Ice Carving Festival which will be the world’s largest ice festival.

Harbin Ice Carving Festival

Harbin Ice Carving Festival

Each year, the festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world because it boasts a spectacular collection of ice artworks, sculptures and lanterns, covering 8,000,000 square feet. The snow and ice are pulled from the Songhua River.

This year, there is a new focus: the centerpieces will be a 160-foot-tall “fairy tower” made of ice and steel with a frozen replica of Big Ben on the top. There are many special winter travel experiences there (we can offer, contact us): ice and snow world, ice lantern art fair, international snow sculpture art expo, dog sledding, ice hotels, etc.; and traditional items, such as ice skating, skiing, snowmobiling and a romantic sleigh ride in the countryside. Especially, if you are enough brave, you can join locals swimming in the frigid Songhua River.

Songhua Swimming

Songhua Swimming

If skiing or snowboarding is what you are looking for, there some good skiing resorts for your choice in Harbin and its surroundings, such as Yabuli Ski Resort and Jihua Ski Resort.

Yabuli Skating

Yabuli Skating

If you are a fan of winter trip, Harbin is your first place in China, where you can not only join in the Ice Carving Festival and winter sports, but also not worry about your accommodation and dinning. As a big and popular tourist city, Harbin has different rates of hotels ranging from youth hostel to 5-star international hotel, and a number of authentic Western restaurants offering healthy food.

Harbin Ice Carving Art

Harbin Ice Carving Art

DIY Ice Caving on the street

DIY Ice Caving on the street

Harbin Ice Carving

Harbin Ice Carving

Harbin Ice Carving Arts

Harbin Ice Carving Arts