Ice world gears up for festival in NE China
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will welcome its 20th anniversary ceremony on Jan 5, 2019. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Winter has turned Northeast China into a world of ice. But local people are looking forward to more freezing days, as Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province and renowned for its winter tourism, has started to build a park for its annual ice and snow festival.
The Harbin International Ice and Snow World is scheduled to open to visitors starting Jan 5 until the end of February.
The park recently released its design sketches for the upcoming festival, which will include famous traditional Chinese architecture, Gothic architecture and a king tower more than 40 meters high, all built with ice.
A design sketch for the 40-meter-tall king tower, which will be the highest building in the park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A design sketch for a church. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A design sketch for an ice building in the park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The autumn schedule for power grid maintenance in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province concluded on Oct 30.
The High People’s Court of Heilongjiang province officially launched Thunderbolt Action.
About 10 government departments in Daoli district, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, carried out joint enforcement June 1 to remove more than 20 illegal constructions with a total area of over 2000 square meters to advance an expropriation project.
Harbin has seen a dramatic reduction in traffic congestion, according to statistics released by Amap, a Chinese navigation service provider.