The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has been held since 1963. Officially, the festival starts from January 5th and lasts one month. However often the exhibitions open earlier and last longer, weather permitting. Ice sculpture decoration ranges from the modern technology of lasers to traditional ice lanterns. There are ice lantern park touring activities held in many parks in the city. The Harbin festival is one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals, along with Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival, Canada's Quebec City Winter Carnival, and Norway's Ski Festival.
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World's Largest Ice Hotel
Aug 31, 2007
These ice & snow sculptures were created for International Ice & Snow festival held in Harbin.