The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is the largest theme park of its kind in the world. Fairly tale palaces, pagodas, skyscrapers and walled gardens are all recreated purely from crystal clear ice, sourced from the frozen Songhua river nearby. Located in Harbin, the capital of China’s northern Heilongjiang province its expected to attract over 1 million visitors this year.
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2013
On my list to see on future trips to China if we ever visit again in the winter. However, visited the Forbidden City (the third time) when it was five below freezing and do not want to do that again. One benefit was that few tourists were there. The Forbidden City felt like a ghost town at that temperature.