If you are searching for a good reason to visit Shanghai in the winter, Harbin Ice Festival can be the answer!
Based on the theme of “Ice-snow Fascinating Harbin, Charming Chinese Dream”, a variety of activities concerning, ice and snow, concerning tourism, culture, fashion, the economy and trade and sports, welcome all tourists.
The 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival started on January 5, 2015 and lasts till the end of February, 2015.
The best collections of ice artworks were exhibited in the following five main places:
- Ice and Snow World
- Ice Lantern Garden Party
- Sun Island Scenic Area
- Yabuli International Ski Resort
- Zhaolin Park
The Festival, established in 1985, covers three important Chinese festivals – New Year’s Day, Spring Festival and Lantern Festival.
Harbin is the capital city of Heilongjiang Province and this is China's original and greatest ice artwork festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of local people and visitors from all over the world.
The city's location in northeast China accounts for its arctic climate which provides abundant natural ice and snow. Subsequently, the 'Ice City' of Harbin is recognized as the cradle of ice and snow art in China and is famous for its exquisite and artistic ice and snow sculptures.
The fabulous Ice Lantern Festival was the forerunner of the current festival and is still the best loved part of the overall event in the opinion of all who go to that city each year.
All images courtesy of Harbin Ice Festival
To find out more click here www.icefestivalharbin.com