Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Pictures: Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival 2013

harbinhero.jpg
haribinhero.jpg
harbinhero2.jpg

If your festive spirit has all but melted as January rears its ugly head, these pictures will add a little winter wonderment to your day.

The most impressive ice sculpture we’ve ever seen was a particularly large vodka luge at a party, so naturally, we were impressed by these photos from the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China.

Held every year in the country’s north-eastern region, (where cold Siberian winds guarantee freezing cold lows of -30 degrees centigrade in the winter), the city of Harbin is transformed for the whole of January into a kingdom fit for the Snow Queen, and draws thousands of tourists every Christmas (when the ice sculpting starts).

Most of them come to see the Ice and Snow World, which features full size buildings made from blocks of ice from the Songhua River, all lit up at night with LED lights (and the occasional fireworks display). For 2013, the Ice World has a fairytale theme, with huge castles and glowing fairytale characters.

Take a look at some of the impressive pictures from the 2012 Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - and let us know what you think of the chilly creations on twitter @StylistMagazine.

Picture credits: Rex Features

Comments

More

March for a more equal world

Your essential guide to making your voice heard this Saturday

by The Stylist web team
17 Jan 2017

Everything you need to know about the Women’s March on London

From where to meet to what to wear.

by Moya Crockett
17 Jan 2017

Gossiping is good for you, study suggests

We knew it.

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Jan 2017

Tampon sales in the UK have plummeted dramatically, but why?

New figures show that women in the UK are buying five million fewer packets of tampons each year.

by Harriet Hall
17 Jan 2017

Expert tips on making your money last through January

How to survive the leanest month

by The Stylist web team
17 Jan 2017

More men cry after a work performance review than women, study finds

22% of us cry following a review

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Jan 2017

First Dates fans praise woman who witnessed husband's murder

“I told myself that I had to be happy because I knew that’s what he’d want for me”

by Kayleigh Dray
17 Jan 2017

Turbo G&T is the new gin trend taking over our Instagram feeds

Gin lovers, pay attention…

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Jan 2017

Politician arrested for grabbing a woman's groin - sound familiar?

Sound familiar?

by Anna Pollitt
16 Jan 2017

Stylist charts the rise of self-branding workshops

Making money from Instagram

by Alexandra Jones
15 Jan 2017