Amazingly cool pictures of snow & ice festivals in China

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The temperature in Harbin reaches forty below zero, both farenheit and centigrade, and stays below freezing nearly half the year. The city is actually further north than notoriously cold Vladivostok, Russia, just 300 miles away. So what does one do here every winter? Hold an outdoor festival, of course! Rather than suffer the cold, the residents of Harbin celebrate it, with an annual festival of snow and ice sculptures and competitions.

Make sure you scroll down the page and look at the entire buildings made of ice with neon lights embedded within them. Amazing.

Those pictures are… extremely cool. :wink:

Awesome! And I thought the Ice Palace in St. Paul MN, 1986, was cool. It was, but nothing like those China pics.

Wow, that’s just beautiful…incredible. I can only stare in awe at those pictures and marvel at the skill needed to create such beauty.

Wow, that is nice looking - Do you think I’d be able to go see it with … this?

Those are just unbelievable.

That boat of ice is just incredible.