Harbin Ice and Snow World, Harbin

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Marvel at an array of intricate frozen sculptures and artworks at Harbin Ice and Snow World, one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in the world. Explore the outdoor park and discover its wide range of monuments crafted from packed snow and ice, which run the gamut from triumphal gateways to gigantic igloo-like palaces. Hop aboard a horse-towed wagon to kick back and admire the park at the same time, or simply wander your way through the variety of world landmarks and structures created almost entirely out of ice. You'll note many of the ice structures also feature colored lighting that lends them bright hues in the dark. Using our world travel planner, Harbin attractions like Harbin Ice and Snow World can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Harbin northernmost province of China. Influenced by Russian architecture, we visited the green-domed Saint Sophia Cathedral, Eastern Orthodox church that is now a local history museum. During the win...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Shows some extra ordinary ice carvings. Beautiful place. Unfortunately I went in the summer so I enjoyed only the indoor ice world. Worth going and worth watching. It's a big wow....  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I actually visited just before the Olympics arrived in 2008, so I assume it might have changed a bit. However, I can be sure that the ice and snow sculptures are as magical as they've ever been. The s...  more »

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