Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival in China | Dip below zero

Posted by on January 8, 2013

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The name of the Chinese city of Harbin has become a sort of synonymous with the art of carving and sculpting the ice. There in fact is these days happening the most famous festival of ice in the world. The dedicated images are really chilling featuring a sort of swimming competition in which participants threw themselves from the ice (outside temperature less than 23) with only a bathing suit in the water of a lake which I guess is not too hot.

Ice Palace

Ice Palace

Ice Castle

Ice Castle

The 29th edition Harbin international ice and snow festival started yesterday opening the doors to the public of a true city of ice with hundreds of buildings made of cold water and illuminated with colored LED lights. The more daring can also embark on the slides of ice to depart from the walls of a castle surrounded by round towers.

Angry Ice Birds

Angry Ice Birds

Play with the Ice

Play with the Ice

The paradise frozen Harbin – city in northern China near the border with Russia – has been set up near the Songhua River (in Heilongjiang province) and is so extraordinary as to attract about 800,000 visitors from around the world.

Ice Town

Ice Town

Ice Town

Ice Town

The Festival has three sections: Sun Island Park, Ice and Snow World and Zhaolin Park. Entrance was free only in the 5th of January: tickets cost up to 30 euro per person.

Forbidden Ice City

Forbidden Ice City

Ice Festival Citiscape

Ice Festival Citiscape

Harbin Ice Festival photos: Maksim Zarubin, Kip Cole, Mark Soo, Chris Data, harold villaflor, Anita und David.

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