Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

January 5-February 4
This extravaganza of ice sculptures takes place in the port city of Harbin, the second largest city of northeast China, located in Heilongjiang Province. The sculptures, using themes of ancient legends and stories and modern historic events, depict pavilions, towers, temples, and mythic animals and persons. Located in Zhaolin Park, they shimmer in the sun by day, and at night are illuminated in a rainbow of colors. Theatrical events, art exhibitions, and a photo exhibition mark festival time, and wedding ceremonies are often scheduled at this time in the ice-filled park.
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Visitors walk past an ice sculpture depicting the late pop star Michael Jackson at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in northeast China's Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2014 (AFP, Goh Chai Hin)