1. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is in Heilongjiang, a province in China.
2. It is located very close to Siberia, so the climate is perfect.
4. It lasts for around 3 months, or until the weather becomes undesirable.
8. It’s one of the world’s four largest ice and snow festivals.
9. They retrieve frozen blocks of ice from the surface of the Songua River to use for the festival.
11. The temperature usually hangs around -20 degrees Celsius.
12. Every year, it attracts hundreds of thousands of people from China and all over the world.
13. The Chinese interest in ice sculptures evolved from the creation of ice lanterns at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty in 1644.
14. People would fill buckets with water, let it sit in the cold for a moment, then toss the water out. After gently warming the outside of the bucket, an ice-shaped bucket slips out. Then voila! A winterproof lantern to hang from trees.
18. I want to know if this windmill spins. Probably. They seem to know what they’re doing.
20. The snow sculptures this year consisted of mythological creatures,
27. Let’s go.
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