Stunning Ice Sculptures at Harbin Festival

With the holiday season over, January is pretty drab and miserable so were excited to come across the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which features some incredible sculptures all made from ice or snow. The spectacular festival covers 750,000 square meters over several zones and is expected to draw 800,00 visitors. Many of the sculptures are inspired by famous landmarks including the Great Wall of China and the pyramids.

The festival takes place in Harbin, located in China’s northeast Heilongjiang Province where daytime temperatures are typically between minus 13-23 degrees celsius, creating the perfect conditions¬†for preserving these sculptures until March when temperatures rise. Whilst impressive by day, the festival really comes to life at night with sculptures being lit up from the inside creating a magical wonderland.

Photos via BBC News.