Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

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As the birthplace of China’s ice and snow sculpture art and the first of its kind in China, Harbin’s Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is one of the hottest attractions at the Harbin International Ice Snow Sculpture Festival. With its long exhibition period (60 to 70 days), high quality, new content, large scale and variety of entertainment, the expo is also known as “the world’s largest ice and snow carnival.”

In the winter, Sun Island is decorated by snow, which makes it a fantastic white wonderland. The International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is the earliest developed and largest snow theme park in China.

The expo impresses visitors from the world with its large scale, fantastic ice and snow sculptures and various snow activities. With a 19-year history, Harbin’s Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo has received over 2.3 million visitors. (harbinice.com)

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<p>Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>With its long exhibition period (60 to 70 days), high quality, new content, large scale and variety of entertainment, the expo is also known as “the world’s largest ice and snow carnival.” (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

With its long exhibition period (60 to 70 days), high quality, new content, large scale and variety of entertainment, the expo is also known as “the world’s largest ice and snow carnival.” (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>People visit the Harbin Ice and Snow World, part of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province. (Photo: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

People visit the Harbin Ice and Snow World, part of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province. (Photo: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>With a 19-year history, Harbin’s Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo has received over 2.3 million visitors. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

With a 19-year history, Harbin’s Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo has received over 2.3 million visitors. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>People visit the Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province on Jan. 2. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

People visit the Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province on Jan. 2. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>A winter swimmer takes a photo with tourists at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

A winter swimmer takes a photo with tourists at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists visit illuminated ice sculptures at Ice and Snow World park on Jan. 4 in Harbin, China. (Photo: Tao Zhang/Getty Images)

<p>With its long exhibition period (60 to 70 days), high quality, new content, large scale and variety of entertainment, the expo is also known as “the world’s largest ice and snow carnival.” (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

With its long exhibition period (60 to 70 days), high quality, new content, large scale and variety of entertainment, the expo is also known as “the world’s largest ice and snow carnival.” (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>A worker carves ice sculptures one day ahead of the opening of the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

A worker carves ice sculptures one day ahead of the opening of the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World Park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World Park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Chinese men pull tourists on dog sleds on the frozen Songhua River in Harbin in China’s Heilongjiang province on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Chinese men pull tourists on dog sleds on the frozen Songhua River in Harbin in China’s Heilongjiang province on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>People visit the ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights for the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

People visit the ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights for the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>A woman visits the ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights at the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

A woman visits the ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights at the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>The Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China, features Snow Wonderland, a 3D snow-light show applying modern sound, light and digital technologies. (Photo: Xinhua/Wang Jianwei via Getty Images) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

The Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China, features Snow Wonderland, a 3D snow-light show applying modern sound, light and digital technologies. (Photo: Xinhua/Wang Jianwei via Getty Images)

<p>Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Workers carve ice sculptures one day ahead of the opening of the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China’s Heilongjiang province on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Workers carve ice sculptures one day ahead of the opening of the 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China’s Heilongjiang province on Jan. 4. (Photo: Wu Hong/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Tourists enjoy spectacular ice and snow sculptures at the Harbin Ice and Snow World park in Harbin, China, on Jan. 2. (Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock)

<p>Visitors attend a 3D light show at the Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo on Jan. 1. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Visitors attend a 3D light show at the Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo on Jan. 1. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

<p>People prepare a snow sculpture for the Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China, on Dec. 6, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters) </p>
Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

People prepare a snow sculpture for the Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo in Harbin, China, on Dec. 6, 2017. (Photo: Stringer/Reuters)

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