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Looks like a Burmese Nagar (dragon) and a Burmese Choo (Griffon) battling it out in above ice sculpture in emerald color.

Int’l ice sculpture contest held in NE China’s Harbin


Photo Gallery: Beauty of the Harbin Ice Festival


Updated Photos: More shots of the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival in China


Updated Photos: More shots of the spectacular Harbin Ice Festival in China

Now in its 12 year, the Harbin Ice and Snow World display is gaining world renown for the spectacular ice sculptures and lighting.

Sub-zero wedding opens ice festival in China | Life | Toronto Sun


HARBIN, China – Ice, snow and chilly temperatures couldn’t stand in the way of eighteen couples getting married on Thursday at Harbin’s Ice and Snow Festival in northeastern China.

The sub-zero wedding takes place every year after the opening of the annual Ice and Snow Festival in the city of Harbin, attracting couples from around the globe.

Despite temperatures that dipped below -16 C, couples from Russia, the United States, Japan, Canada, Vietnam and four different Chinese provinces gathered in front of a massive snow sculpture to say “I do.”

Family members, friends and well-wishers also braved the freezing conditions to attend.

“My wife really likes snow. And I think the purity of the snow reflects the purity of our love,” said Huang Pengzhi, a native of Heilongjiang in northeastern China, who wed Wang Yipin.

“I think this type of environment is a test and a testament to our love, and I hope that our future life together can withstand the test of time.”

The couples wore traditional Chinese attire and exchanged vows and rings on stage before colourful balloons were released and fireworks set off to celebrate their union.

In addition to the wedding and snow sculptures, Harbin offers visitors a slew of snow and ice-related activities, ranging from ice swimming to hot air ballooning, ice sculpture competitions, and various winter sports.

The Snow and Ice Festival will run until Feb. 17th.

Breathtaking Ice Sculptures at Snow Festival in City of Harbin, Heilongjiang


Breathtaking Ice Sculptures at Snow Festival in City of Harbin, Heilongjiang

Posted on January 6, 2011 by Jaspal


Harbin Ice and Snow World display – A workman hangs from a crane as he puts the finishing touches to an ice sculpture for the 12th Harbin Ice and Snow World display in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 4, 2011.

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be officially launched on January 5.

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2011 Harbin Int’l Ice and Snow Festival – China.org.cn



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Harbin Snow and Ice Festival 2010 – Heilongjiang Province, China

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, an annual event in northern China now in its 26th year, pulls crowds from across China overseas, drawn to the unique visions of an international roster of sculptors who illuminate their creations with multicolored electric lights encased in the translucent ice.


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Forbidden City in Ice

Ice maze in the foreground

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