Workers collected ice from Songhua River to prepare for building the 18th Ice and Snow World in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Dec 5, 2016.
Workers collected ice from Songhua River
Farmers harvest ice on a section of the Songhua River in Harbin. Hundreds of farmers living near the cities come to harvest ice for around 20 days every winter and earn about 200 to 300 yuan (around 29 to 43 US dollars) per person per day. These ice cubes, about 1.6 meters long, 0.8 meters wide and 0.4 meters thick, are harvested for building ice sculptures of the Harbin Ice and Snow World, a popular winter attraction featuring colorful illuminated ice and snow sculptures, as well as cultural activities and winter sports.
The main tower of the park will be 42.2 meters. The workers are builing the base of the tower.
The 18th Harbin Ice and Snow World is the most impoartant theme park of the 33rd Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
The park is being built by more than 4,000 workers in the first stage. More than 10,000 workers will work in the park in the middle stage of the project.
The 18th Harbin Ice and Snow World will create more than 2,000 sights. Using ice 180,000 cubic meters and snow 150,000 cubic meters. The size of the park and the numbers of the sights will reach a historically height in years. It will take about 15 days to built the park. The park have a trial rund from Dec 25, 2016 to Jan. 4, 2017. The park is officially open on January 5, 2017.