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Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

May be the ones who have visited Burgas during the summer know about the Sand Festival taking place there every year. There is an alternative festival in Harbin (China) during the winter – Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. It starts on the 5th of January and lasts one month, and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world.

There are two main exhibition areas:

  • Sun Island – recreational area where you can find enormous snow sculptures;
  • Ice and Snow World – an area open during at night where you can find full size buildings made from blocks;

Interesting facts:

  • Deionised water is used for producing ice blocks as transparent as glass to make clear sculptures rather than translucent ones;