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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CHINESE SNOW SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has been held since 1963. Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province of People’s Republic of China, is one of the sources of ice and snow culture in the world. Geographically, it is located in Northeast China under the direct influence of the cold winter wind from Siberia. The average temperature in summer is 21.2 degrees Celsius, -16.8 degrees Celsius in winter. It can be as cold as -38.1 degrees Celsius in winter. In frigid northeastern China, in the city of Harbin hosted its 26th annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Massive buildings built of ice from the frozen surface of the nearby Songhua River, large scale snow sculptures, ice slides, festival food and drinks can be found in several parks in the city.




























































































































8 comments:

डॉ. रूपचन्द्र शास्त्री मयंक said...

वाह....!
ये चित्र तो बहुत सुन्दर लग रहे हैं।

मनोज कुमार said...

बेहद पसंद आई।

A S said...

nice :)

Patty said...

Oh WOW, what beautiful sculptures. I see Mickey Mouse must be a favorite there also.

Sat_hi_sh said...

Thats quite an artwork...
Lovely pics yaar :)

cheers !!!

Vinesh said...

I had never heard of this before! Very interesting; and makes me want to go there :-)

mommanator said...

how beautiful

Tomz said...

its almost like an encyclopedia of curious things in world..very nice post