Love snow? Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is is the carnival for you.
The city of Harbin in China’s frigid is hosting one of the world’s largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks.
The annual festival that usually goes on from January 5 to February 5, this year will pan across 600,00 square meters and is made up of 110,000 cubic meters of ice and 120,000 cubic meters of snow.
Visitors can also check out works by sculptors from 12 different countries, all there to compete in an annual competition.
There are also many free activities around town to enjoy until the end of February, including 2,019 snowmen of different shapes and sizes built along the river.
Celebrating it for the 35th time in 2019, the festival has its name alongside Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan, Canada’s Quebec Winter Carnival and Norway’s Holmenkollen Ski Festival.
Here is a glimpse of the snowy grandeur of the festival-
WOW!!!! Harbin Ice & Snow Festival in Harbin, China. Amazing!! pic.twitter.com/CpCzA4sBhi
— Little Red Shoes (@_LittleRedShoe) January 1, 2019
#China# ❄️❄️Harbin Ice Festival is not only an exposition of ice and snow art，but also on annual culture event for international exchange. pic.twitter.com/njkLG1rEts
— Asian Trips (@Asian__Trips) January 4, 2019
— Lala (@The_RainQueen) January 4, 2019
— El Vuelo del Drone (@Elvuelodeldrone) December 28, 2018
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