Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

The main reason to travel to Harbin is of course the Ice and Snow Festival. It opens every year from the end of December to the end of February. There is no way I would voluntarily go somewhere so cold if there wasn’t something really impressive to see and we were not disappointed. While my phone stayed in my pocket the entire trip Thorben sacrificed the warmth of his fingers to take some amazing pictures.

Snow Sculptures at Sun Island

During the day we headed to Sun Island to see the huge snow sculptures. Those black dots in the pictures are people, that’s how big the sculptures are 🙂

Ice sculptures at the Ice and Snow World

The highlight of the trip were the massive, lit up ice sculptures. We got to the Ice and Snow world just as the sun set and the lights went on. I didn’t expect them to be so big, you could even walk up many of them. The sculptures were so impressive, I almost forgot it was -25 degrees 🙂 Words don’t really do it justice, so see for yourself:

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