Amazing snow sculptures part1 – International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Harbin, China

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Harbin, China Ice Festival..would love to see this in person!

snow & ice festival China

The 29th Harbin International Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival opens in Heilongjiang Province with a spectacular opening con Saturday January 5th, 2013 and lasts for around one month.

Harbin snow & ice festival 2013

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St. Sofia Church – the largest Russian Orthodox Church in the Far East

Harbin ice & snow festival

The hundreds of ice sculptures at Sun Island, Zhaolin Park and “Ice and Snow World” are built from blocks of ice taken from the Songhua River by around 15,000 workers and designed by local engineering students and increasingly by artists from around the world.

Harbin snow & ice festival 2013

snow & ice festival China

Other interesting snow festivals around the world are the Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan and Canada’s Quebec City Winter Carnival.

via: spotcoolstuffbeijingvisitor

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