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Harbin Ice Festival Facts

The Harbin Ice Festival is one of the world's four largest ice and snow festivals, along with Japan's Sapporo Snow Festival, Canada's Quebec City Winter Carnival, and Norway's Ski Festival. The below is a list of facts about the festival for your info. Official Name in China: China•Harbin International Ice and Snow FestivalTranslated Name in Wikipedia: Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture FestivalSimple Names by Tourists: Harbin Ice Festival, Harbin Snow Festival...

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Origin and History of Harbin Ice Festival

Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, shortly, Harbin Ice Festival was called and originated from local Harbiner traditional ice lantern show garden party (aka ice lantern fair) in winter. Its history can be dated back to last century. From 1978 to 1982, many tourists flocked to Harbin to see the ice lanterns, more and more local people began to enjoy some winter activities, such as skating, snow skiing, sledding, ice sailing, winter swimming , and they held...

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Harbin Ice Festival 2022

The 2022 Harbin Ice Festival is officially called the 38th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. The opening ceremony of the Harbin Ice Festival 2022 will take place on January 5, 2022. The theme parks and main events of the festival will include the 23rd Harbin Ice and Snow World, the 34th Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, the 59th Ice Lantern Fair at Zhaolin Park, the 2nd Ice Lantern Show at Rongchuang Amusement Park, the 4th Harbin Songhua...

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Songhua River

The Songhua River (Chinese pinyin: Sōnghuā Jiāng) is the largest tributary of the Heilong River. It ranks the fifth longest river in China, runs about 1,897 kilometers long and covers a drainage area of 545,600 square kilometers. The source of the river is a crater lake called Heavenly Lake with an elevation of 2,189 meters at the top of the Changbai Mountain, which borders North Korea in China’s Jilin Province. The water falls down from the Heavenly Lake and forms a waterfal...

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Harbin Fact Sheet

Harbin is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China, as well as the tenth most populated city in China. Located at 125° 42 - 130°10' East longitude and 44 °04 ' - 46 °40' North latitude, the city serves as a key political, economic, scientific, cultural and communications hub in Northeast China. Harbin is originally a Manchu word meaning "a place for drying fishing nets." It is known for its bitterly cold winters and is often called...

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Harbin International Beer Festival

Harbin, the first Chinese city to brew beer, boasts a beer culture of more than 100 years, has the most profound beer culture in China. It also ranks among the cities with the highest average per capita beer consumption in the world. Harbin City first launched the annual international beer festival in 2002. Since then, the festival is annually celebrated in the venue of the Harbin Ice and Snow World in July. During the festival, many top beer manufacturers from Germany, the...

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History of Harbin

Harbin has a history of distant origin and long development, and it has been a city with no wall all along. There were human activities as early as 22,000 years ago, during the late period of Paleolithic Age. About 5,000 years ago, Harbin area entered the Neolithic Period. About 3,000 years ago, during the late period of Shang Dynasty, Harbin entered the Bronze Age, when Harbin was the distribution area of Baijinbao Culture, the oldest ancient civilized country in Heilongjiang...

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Religions in Harbin

The religions in Harbin are diverse. Buddhism and Taoism have a long history. Since modern times, along with the ceaseless introduction of western culture, Islam, Christianity, Catholicism and Orthodox have begun to be propagated here. Buddhism was spread in Harbin from the Reign of Emperor Xizhong (1135-1150) in the Jin Dynasty (1115 – 1234). In 1924, Temple of Bliss (Ji Le Si) was completed and became the center of Buddhism activities. At present, there are more than 20 open...

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