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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Harbin Ice and Snow World by using our Harbin online route planner .
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  • This was the main reason we came to Harbin- on basically the last day of the Ice Festival! I just HAD to see the lit-up ice buildings! Although photos are great, they really don't do it justice- you h...  more »
  • The ice sculptures look great at night when they’re all lit up with the multi-coloured lights. A must see if you’re there when it’s on. I went to the Harbin Ice and Snow World end of February/beginnin...  more »
  • Perfect. Great place to visit a must do in your lifetime. Simply inspiring and thanks to Explore Harbin for getting us here.  more »
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  • I went to the harbin ice and snow world. It is nice and definitely a must to visit especially with children. The ice world is well lighted and must go at night to enjoy it. Please have a proper thermal wear, if you came from tropic country, some people cant stand the cold, just like me... 😁
  • It was definitely a worth to visit. It is a must go when you are in Harbin during winter holiday
  • This ice snow world at Zhaolin is a smaller version of the actual Ice Snow World on Sun Island. [below is a review I posted on the actual Bingxue Big World pin, but reposting here for convenience since a lot of people will get confused] Harbin Ice Snow World annual ice sculpture exhibition. Opens from Dec to Mar every winter season. Opening ceremony was on 5 Jan 2018, fabulous fireworks lit up the night at 730pm. Sunset is around 4pm. It’s a 30mins drive from the city, you can take a cab, and there will be plenty of taxis waiting for you after the event. The entire area requires about 3 hours of visit time. Entry rack rate at 330yuan, however you can get discounted tickets on Ctrip. As you will visit at night to see the lights displays, temperatures are likely to be minus 15-25 degrees, so do ensure you have ear muffs, good pair of gloves and waterproof boots with wool socks. Your hands and feet are likely to freeze first. You canb also get a face cover at one of the rest kiosks at the entrance - trust me your face (and nose) will thank you for it. Ensure you have heat packs for your hands and feet. Do not use your phone/camera for more than 10 mins every time, as your battery will freeze and your phone will shut down. Taking it in and out of your pocket (which should have heat packs) is fine. Inside, there are many areas to explore, but do look out to purchase tickets for theatre shows etc early. The area has mostly huge ice buildings made from blocks of ice, and an area to display ice carvings as part of a competition. There is also a snow carving portion where 2018’s exhibit features a popular mobile game in China. Map of the area is included in my pictures. There are plenty of rest areas with heating for guests, but usually tables and chairs are reserved for people who purchase a drink etc.
  • 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.... worth every bit of it. Great for families.
  • The largest ice and snow art exhibition in the world, usually opens from Dec to late Feb annually with different themes. It offers special winter travel experiences.

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