With temperatures plunging to minus 20 degrees or below, teams of artists from all over the world fly to Harbin around the time of the Chinese New Year, in early February, to carve a fairyland of castles, rides and other large-scale structures from blocks of solid ice. Lit with coloured lights at night, the creations are accompanied by a huge array of snow figures on nearby Sun Island, along with convoluted toboggan and tube tracks. Visitors may walk across the frozen Songhua River to reach the site, or travel by horse-drawn carriage. The end of the event is marked with an exuberant fireworks display, followed by the mass destruction of the ice sculptures.

Plan your Next Adventure

With the Summer almost upon us, now is the time to begin planning your next summer adventures in Asia. Our Travel Specialists are ready to take your call and discuss the adventure you have been dreaming of.

Make an enquiry

0208 566 3739

TransIndus Brochures 2024-25

Order Brochures