Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin (The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival)
The event was first held back in 1963. Today it is one of the highlights of the winter in China and the world at large.
The area for the monumental sculptures of ice and snow isolated in northern Chinese metropolis: in the park, "Ice and Snow" on the Sunny Island and the park "Zhaolin." For the production of all shapes and structures of the sculptors who came from all over the world, it took a ton of snow and ice. Officially, the Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin (The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival) was launched today, the fifth of January and will last about a month. At the opening of the organizers used not only lighting but also fireworks, creating extremely picturesque setting. In addition to the exhibition of sculptures, the festival will take place the traditional bathing in the local river Songhua (Sungari).