International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

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In early January, the Chinese city of Harbin opened the jubilee 30th largest International Ice Sculpture Festival . Huge replica world famous buildings, the giant 240-meter hill, churches and pagodas – all made ​​of ice and snow. The festival will last until the end of January.

Where to get building material for the construction of an ice town? Working iron peaks prepared for extraction of the Songhua River ice cubes. Each “cube” weighs about 250 kg. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

And then it all depends on the skill of the sculptor. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo HINGOH CHAI HIN | AFP | Getty Images):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Ice castles and sculptures of fairy tale characters at the area of ​​750 000 sq.m. Required for the construction of about 180,000 cubic meters of ice and 150,000 cubic meters of snow. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Swipe truly Chinese. For the construction of some high-altitude ice structures used cranes. (clickable, 1900 × 1214 px) . (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Building knowledge and snow sculptures. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo HINGOH CHAI HIN | AFP | Getty Images):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Colorful lighting ice buildings, carriages with horses makes this place a real fairytale city. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Incidentally, this “Roman Colosseum”. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Local shashlychnik. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Frosty outdoors. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

This year we expect more than a million visitors International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Ice and snow festival usually lasts for a month, but it all depends on the weather and temperature. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

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(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

Right – “Roman Colosseum”. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014

(Clickable, 1900 x 1415 px):

International Ice Sculpture Festival in Harbin 2014





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