Harbin Ice Sculpture Festival in China | Dip below zero
Posted by Editor on January 8, 2013
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.
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
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.
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
Ice Festival Citiscape
Harbin Ice Festival photos: Maksim Zarubin, Kip Cole, Mark Soo, Chris Data, harold villaflor, Anita und David.