Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

• Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

Recently, the Chinese city of Harbin, opened the largest international festival of ice and snow. Huge replica of world famous buildings, the giant 240-meter hill, churches and pagodas and millions of tourists. The festival will last until the end of February.

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

The huge snow and ice city clock built each year about 10 000 people. At this time, the temperature usually ranges from -10 ° C to -20 ° C - ideal conditions for ice sculpturing. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

It's all in a serious way, how tall cranes are working on a large construction site. It was on 16 December. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

night building with tall cranes is particularly epic. About 180,000 cubic meters of ice and 150,000 cubic meters of snow were used to create miracles in Harbin ice on the territory of 800 000 square meters. m (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters).:

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

Where to get building material for the construction of an ice town? Working with iron pikes ready to be removed from the Songhua River ice cubes. Each summing block of ice weighs about 250 kg. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

The creation of a masterpiece, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, Dec. 17, 2016. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

Down on the fly to create compositions tons of snow. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

By the end of the day the workers look like. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

And all this for the sake of beauty. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

Colorful lights ice buildings, carriages with horses makes this place at this fabulous city. (Photo by Nicolas Asfouri):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017, January 4th. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

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Icy staircase. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017

Some of the structure of ice really impressively high. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

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Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017, on 4 December. (Photo by Aly Song | Reuters):

Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2017