Videos about Ice, China

The Harbin 哈尔滨 Snow and Ice Festival, Travelogue

Runs from January 5th to the end of February each year.

The artistic side of this cultural tradition derives from the making of wind-proof shells for candle-based lanterns using hollowed-out ice blocks.

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Scenes from the Snow and Ice Festival in Harbin 哈尔滨

Each year in the capital of HeiLongJiang province a winter wonderland is created ...

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Explore the Harbin 哈尔滨 Snow and Ice Festival

January 5th to mid-February each year.

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Constructing the ice and snow sculptures, Harbin 哈尔滨

Harbin is the provincial capital of HeiLongJiang.

"Every year one of China's most remarkable events takes place in the city of Harbin half way between the North Pole and equator. For five months of the year the mercury rarely hovers above zero. But if you live in Harbin you've got to love winter. The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival features three of the world's most astonishing attractions - Zhaolin Park the home of ice art, Sun Island the home of the snow expo and Ice and Snow World the biggest winter theme park on the planet. Get an inside look as Harbin's army of workers build a theme park bigger than Disneyland and follow some of the world's best ice and snow carvers in their gruelling quest for gold.


This is the opening title sequence from Inside Ice Vegas, produced by Natural History New Zealand Limited and China International Communications Centre for National Geographic Channel."


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Winter wonderland – The Snow and Ice Festival, Harbin 哈尔滨

Every year in Harbin, north east China, is created a wonderland of ice and snow ...


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Artistry on Ice, BeiJing 北京

Turandot by Xue Shen and HongBo Zhao. The figure skating gala was held on September 4th. The Chinese skating pair married the same day. The second film shows Pang Qing and Tong Jian skating to the Impossible Dream.

The Harbin 哈尔滨 Snow and Ice Festival plus skiing at Yabuli 亚布力

Harbin is the capital of HeiLongJiang province in north east China. Harbin is quite a large city with a population of around 10 million and is well served by both train and plane. It has some Russian influences in terms of architecture; it has been called the Oriental St. Petersburg. It is a candidate for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Harbin has a wide seasonal temperature variation: from an average minus 18C in January to plus 23C in July. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival runs every year during January and the beginning of February. The YaBuLi International Ski Resort, the biggest and perhaps best ski resort in China, lies 180 kilometers (110 miles) south east of Harbin. Because of its high elevation (1,000 - 1300 meters, 3,300 - 4500 feet), snow falls for a long period of around 170 days. The period from November to late March is the skiing season here. The resort has high quality snow and has hosted the Winter Asian Games and the 2009 Universiade. It is open all year round with activities such as tennis, hot-air ballooning and paragliding.

Inside an ice sculpture (LongQing Xia, Beijing) - video

LongQing Gorge is not far from the city of Beijing (a bus ride)

The Harbin 哈尔滨 Ice and Snow Festival

An amazing place! However, be warned that with temperatures around -20C in January (daytime), you will need to wrap up very well indeed. It is open annually from approximately 5th January - 5th February; often longer, depending on the weather.

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