For what spectacular attraction is the Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival in northern China known worldwide?
– 1,000-meter ice slide
– Towering, gigantic illuminated ice sculptures
– China’s highest ski jump ramp
– High-elevation ice fishing
The Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival is famous for its gigantic, towering and illuminated ice sculptures. The Harbin Ice and Snow World, the festival’s main attraction, covers an area of more than 750,000 square meters and uses over 180,000 cubic meters of ice. International sculptors come from across the globe to showcase their skills in the annual competition. All the ice used comes from Harbin’s Songhua River. Sculptures are lit with brightly colored LED lights. Source: CNN.com
Towering, gigantic illuminated ice sculptures
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual winter festival that takes place with a theme in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, and now is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. At first participants in the festival were mainly Chinese, however it has since become an international festival and competition. The festival includes the world’s biggest ice sculptures.