Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang Province, is located in the northeast of China. It is located in 125 42'- 130 10', 44 04'- 46 North latitude. Such high latitude makes Harbin very cold every winter, which gives natural conditions for local people to make ice sculptures.
Harbin ice sculpture
Harbin ice sculpture has a long history. Every year from January 5 to February 5, Harbin is located in the northern hemisphere. The climate is cold, but it can not resist the enthusiasm of Harbin people for ice sculpture. The world of ice and snow on the west side of Harbin Sun Island can enjoy the world's highest and largest ice and snow landscape. Colorful and colorful ice-carved castles, tall palaces and ancient towers stand in front of us. Especially in the evening, ice carvings shine brilliantly under the illumination of colorful lights, glittering and translucent, as beautiful as stars, as if they were in the fairy tale world.
Since the first ice and snow festival was established in Harbin on January 5, 1985, it has been designated as the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on January 5 every year. It is a unique festival for Harbin people with rich contents and diverse forms. During the Ice and Snow Festival, winter swimming competitions, ice hockey competitions, snow football competitions, mountain skiing Invitational competitions, ice sculpture competitions, international ice sculpture competitions, ice speed skating competitions, ice and Snow Festival poetry festival, ice and snow photography exhibition, book exhibition, ice and snow film art festival, Ice Wedding and so on will be held.