"What do you get when you arm 7,000 artists with more than 4 million cubic feet of ice, unleash them into a 6,458,400 square-foot space and task them with creating a magical winter wonderland? Introducing the only-in-China spectacle that is the Harbin Ice Festival -- a monumental project the scale of which will make your backyard snowman look absolutely pathetic." - - For article in its entirety go to International Business Times
2014 Harbin (China) International Ice and Snow Festival
A man takes a picture of ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 4, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Believe it or not, endless numbers of tiny LED lights are embedded into the ice.
Tourists sit on a horse-drawn carriage in front of ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 5, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Spectators watch fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the official opening of the 14th Harbin International Ice and Snow World festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 5, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily