The illuminated ice sculptures at the Harbin International Ice and Snow festival have been attracting people to the Heilongjiang city for almost three decades.
The ice lantern garden party at Zhaolin Park is a festival highlight, featuring close to 1,500 larger-than-life translucent ice structures that sparkle with multicolored lights at night. The ice lanterns are designed with a special theme each year and vary from famous landmarks around the globe, to mythical beasts.
The Harbin International Ice and Snow festival 2011 opens on January 5 and will proceed for a month.
The Yabuli ski resort, located near Harbin, is a great beloved among powder hounds for having China’s largest ski terrain. Club Med newly opened its first Chinese resort at Yabuli.