Fairy palaces, pagodas and majestic skyscrapers - carved from blocks of ice - that's only part of the exhibits presented at the 28th annual festival of snow and ice in Harbin.

The festival, one of the most significant among such events around the world, officially opened January 5 and lasts for a month. However, artifacts are often open earlier and, weather permitting, stay for a long time. People from all over China and from other countries come to Harbin to admire amazing sculptures made ​​of ice and snow. Talented sculptors adorn their works illumination, which makes them even more unusual species. Ice sculptures are treated as using modern tools such as laser and through more traditional means. Blocks of ice, from which cut sculptures taken from the Songhua River flows nearby
Each year the festival attracted approximately 800,000 visitors. Harbin is one of the coldest cities in China, located in the northeastern province of Helloingiang, where January temperatures often drop to minus four degrees Fahrenheit (which is approximately -20 degrees Celsius).
1. Visitors watch the fireworks during the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, January 5, 2012 ..
2. Fireworks lit up the sky during the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, January 5, 2012.
3. Visitors to the festival visiting the ice sculptures of January 5, 2012.
4. Visitors to the festival visiting the giant building made ​​of ice, which were built during the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, photo taken January 4, 2012.
5. Drawn by a horse driven carriage travel by ice sculptures during the scan illumination on the eve of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, photo was taken December 25, 2011.
6. Tourists visiting the sculpture made ​​of ice the night before the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, photo taken January 4, 2012.
7. Visitors climb the stairs, made of ice blocks on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
8. Tourists visiting the ice sculptures on the eve of the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, photo taken January 4, 2012.
9. Tourists visiting the ice sculptures on the eve of the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin during the test illumination; photo was taken December 25, 2011.
10. Tourists visiting the ice sculptures on the eve of the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, photo taken January 4, 2012.

11. Tourists visiting the ice sculptures during the pre-test readiness for the opening of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin photo was taken December 25, 2011.
12. Fireworks lit up the sky on the first day of the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, photo taken January 5, 2012.
13. Tourists visiting the ice sculptures on the eve of the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin during the test illumination; photo was taken December 25, 2011.

14. Fireworks during the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2010.
15. Tourists visiting the ice sculpture during the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2007.

16. Tourists at the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in January 2008.

17. Tourists climb the ice blocks made of stairs while celebrating the new year in Harbin, 31 December 2007.

18. A giant ice sculpture, which was demonstrated at the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, January 5, 2010.

19. Ice sculpture of the Sphinx, which was demonstrated at the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, January 5, 2010.

20. Fireworks lit up the sky on the first day of the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, January 5, 2011.
21. Tourists visiting the ice sculptures while celebrating the new year in Harbin, 31 December 2007.
22. Buildings and sculptures made of ice blocks, showing tourists during the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2008.
23. Ice sculptures in Harbin, January 5, 2010.
24. The woman rolls down an icy hill for 180 meters at the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2010.
25. Amazing sculptures made of ice blocks, showing tourists during the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2010.
26. Tourists visiting the ice sculptures in Harbin in 2010.
27. A tourist climbs the stairs to the ice during the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2007, January 5.
28. Tourists climb the ice blocks made of stairs while celebrating the new year in Harbin, 31 December 2007.


29. Illuminated statue, made of blocks of ice, during the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, January 5, 2011.
30. Detail of the ice sculpture during the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, January 5, 2010.
31. Visitors to entertain during the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, December 25, 2010.
32. Visitors to the festival examines a giant Buddha statue during the annual International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2010.
33. Workers prepare for the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2007.
34. Work stains ice sculpture on the eve of the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2007.
35. Workers who produced the statue of a giant snowman, complete preparations for the opening ceremony of the International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in 2007.

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