China’s northernmost major city is a built-up metropolis home to more than 10 million people. But each winter since 1985, the focus in Harbin has turned to the seasonal constructions of the Ice and Snow Festival. Sculptors from across the world descend on the frozen city to create elaborate structures including palaces and castles with dazzling lights and other amenities — some even feature working escalators.
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what a beautiful place to be...superb...to know more see - http://trendsvcv.blogspot.in/2013/12/best-winter-trips-2013.html
he 30th Harbin Snow and Ice Festival 2014 - On the evening of January 5 in 2014, the 30th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival Opening is launched at the Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center. The festival grand ceremony is featured by welcoming speeches, fireworks display and a series of theatrical performances. The festival is themed as "Ice & Snow City Harbin" and its major activities is to hold in Sun Island, Ice and Snow Amusement World and Zhaolin Park.http://www.harbinice.com/guide-v63-the-30th-harbin-snow-ice-sculpture-festival-2014.html
The Harin ice sculptures are wonderful. They are beyond my imagination. I am awe stuck K.G>Parthasarathy