Harbin Ice and Snow World

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JMy76
Shanghai, China72 contributions
Photo event you have to see in Harbin
Dec 2020
An absolutely 'must' you have to see!
We walked around on the last day of 2020 for more than 1 hour. There were shops or restaurants to warm up as it is quite cold after sunset (and just a little warmer before!). Without any fireworks because of corona, it was fairly crowded.
Enjoy the view on the illuminated ice buildings and sculptures, and slides for any age.
This is a first class photo event for everyone!
Plan carefully how to get there and get back to the place you stay.
Written January 1, 2021
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Amy L
Hangzhou, China533 contributions
Gorgeous!
Dec 2020 • Friends
But... a nightmare to get to and from - the Didi wouldn’t drive in, nor deal with the traffic so dropped me almost 3km away and said that was the entrance. Leaving, since I couldn’t speak Chinese, I couldn’t find the driver in the mass of disorganized traffic.
That said, the sites were beautiful and it certainly fulfilled the “once in a lifetime” expectation. Honestly, I did think there would be more carving, etc like I saw around the town but this was mostly impressive building made of blocks of ice and light with an ever-changing array of colors. Truly a winter Wonderland come to life (they even had the “Frozen” soundtrack playing in certain areas).
I was a little sad to see KFC and Pizza Hut uber commercializing the spectacle, but, alas, it has now become customary.
Written December 26, 2020
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Blodget Heather
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Best Try
Jan 2020
It is very cold inside, you must wear lots of clothing, phone cannot take ourside, it is easyto power off. Happily, I made a trip to Harbin and see the amazing Harbin ice and snow world,
Written December 21, 2020
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Terry-WP
Mossel Bay, South Africa113 contributions
Ice Castles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Arriving in Harbin after 20 hours on an airplane , I received an email notifying me that all tourist attractions in Harbin are closed due to the Corona Virus in Wuhan. Fortunately the tour company agreed to do a private tour and I was very happy to meet Joanna, who really went the extra mile and showed me the old & new city. I was amazed at the beautiful ice sculptures in the streets and to see the big influence Russia had in Harbin. The architecture new & old are spectacular; my favorite being the Sofia Church, the history of the railway network, how it started & where it is today. The arts theater was another favorite. Joanne knew her history extremely well and I can definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to explore Harbin.
Written February 24, 2020
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Lidianaw
Jakarta, Indonesia84 contributions
Nice view with the feezing temperature
Dec 2019 • Family
We visit on end of Dec 2019, the attaction is great .. the temperature is minus29,5c .... but Its worth to visit .. we also take the mini bus inside the area .. cost ¥30 / person ..

Written February 15, 2020
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UrsulaHans
St. Gallen, Switzerland601 contributions
Terrific
Jan 2020
What a marvellous sight! Architectural wonders mde out of solid ice blocks. Beautifully illuminated. Great fun for the who family. Lots of kinds haveing great fun. A must whenin Harbin in the winter!
Written February 9, 2020
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M T
Derby, UK20 contributions
Main attraction of the Ice Festival; very impressive despite medium/high cost.
Jan 2020
This site, to the north of the city centre across the Songhua River, is the big attraction of the Ice Festival. It's located in the Sanli Kiln area and is marked in Google Maps (etc.) as "Ice-Snow world", "Ice and Snow Big World", or similar. Snow and Ice World is a city of large buildings made from bricks cuts from the river ice, with lights embedded between the bricks; there are also various ice sculptures etc. The whole set-up is very impressive and well-worth a visit despite the high (approx. 300RMB per person) entry cost. Arrive 1-1.5 hours before sunset to see the site in daylight, then the brightly-coloured lights come on as it gets dark to provide a winter wonderland! Many of the buildings have ice slides incorporated at a fairly gentle angle of slope (suitable for kids or adults); to use these, buy a plastic "bum sledge" from one of the vendors outside the entrance before you enter the site. Additional attractions inside the site include: small outdoor shows (dragon dances etc.); a movie theater (closed when we visited in Jan 2020, presumably due to concerns over the 2019-nCoV virus (corona virus) outbreak); a larger snow/ice slide on big rubber rings (not sure if an extra fee is charged for this?); various ice bikes etc. (extra fees?); and fast-food outlets.
Written February 1, 2020
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מוטי ל
Karmiel, Israel361 contributions
a life time experience
Jan 2020
harbin ice festival is the biggest event of this type in the world, no words to describe how spectacular is.
Written January 31, 2020
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Wayne Kelso
Newcastleton, UK326 contributions
Harbin Ice & Snow World
Jan 2020
Had been looking forward to coming here for months, and it didn't disappoint. The sculptures are beautiful and there's a lot of them to look at. The colours are incredible and they keep changing, so it often feels like the festival is alive. There's a few restaurants scattered around the area, so you can stay for hours. Definitely check it out if you have the chance.
Written January 26, 2020
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Darren G
Dalian, China7 contributions
Be prepared before you go
Dec 2019 • Family
We went to the ice and music festival after Christmas. The temps were cold, but not as cold as they have been in January. I strongly recommend coming in a tour group because we had issues with taxi drivers who wouldn't talk to foreigners.
There are two parts to the festival. During the daytime, there is a place on the river where you can do fun kids activities, like riding ice slides,getting pulled by a 4 wheeler on tubes, riding a hovercraft, and riding ice bikes. It was fun, but expensive (330rmb per person).
The evening activity with the lights and ice buildings is separate and far away from the daytime activities. It is also expensive (290 / person). It was beautiful, but not worth it for my little kids.
Written January 26, 2020
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