Festival of Snow and Ice Lights Up China

At first glance, Harbin, China could almost be mistaken for Las Vegas with its streets and buildings lit up in gaudy, neon lights. But Harbin isn't built on sin – it's built of ice – 5.6 million cubic feet of it. Every year, from January through mid-March, the desolate Harbin frost is transformed into a veritable polar paradise as part of the city's International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, complete with Egyptian sphinxes, terracotta warriors, and hotels made of blocks of snow. The...Full Story
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