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Harbin Ice and Snow Happy Valley Open to The Public on Dec. 25

The 2013 Harbin Ice and Snow Happy Valley open to the public today. It is free to the local residents but they must take their own ice skates and snow appliances. Located nearby the Flood Control Monument, the Harbin Ice and Snow Happy Valley covers an area of 150,000 square meters, measure 500 m in length, and 300 in width. Tourists can take part in many interesting free ice and snow related activities, such as spinning top, ice bicycle, skating, tire sliding, rock-climbing,...

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Opening Ceremony for 2013 Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo Take Place on Dec. 21

The 25th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo has conducted a trial run since December 10 on the Sun Island. According to the sponsor, the official opening ceremony of the event will take place on Friday (Dec. 21). The expo will take "the world of snow, the dream of snow" as its theme. In the venue of the expo, tourists can experience the world's longest snow slide - century Slide and see various giant snow sculptures by the sculptors from all over the world...

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Beijing Bird's Nest Becomes A Ski Resort

At present, all seats in the southern audience area in the Bird's Nest arena have been removed and staff members are installing water-proof facilities covering the ground. The area will be transformed into a ski slope with a six degree angle, which will be 80 meters long and 80 meters wide. The Bird's Nest arena will be divided into five functional activity areas including a ski area, a snow games area, an interactive games area, a performance area and a scenic area. Tourists...

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2013 Harbin Holiday Schedule: 1 Day Off During the Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin municipal government office announced the 2013 holiday arrangements on Dec. 18. The city will have 30 days holiday in 2013. On January 5, 2013, the day when the Ice and Snow Festival open, the Harbin city residents will get 1 day off. The specific arrangements for 2013 New Year's Day, Ice and Snow Festival, Spring Festival, Qing Ming Festival, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day as follow:2013 New Year's Day: Jan. 1-3 Ice and Snow Festival:...

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The First Hovercraft Winter Route Open in Harbin

On Dec. 17, the Harbin Ferry Company opened the first Hovercraft winter route on the Songhua River. According to the company, their hovercrafts are imported from Russia, each hovercraft can carry 9 passengers and each is clocked at 50-70 km p.h. All the hovercrafts are suitable running on the ice and snow. The hovercrafts' travelling route starts from the Flood Control Monument (Fanghong Jinian Ta) and ends at the Songhua River Expressway Bridge (Songhuajiang Gonglu Daqiao).

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7,000 People Involved in Construction of Harbin Ice and Snow World

On morning December 9, an ice collection and transportation team consisting of more than 500 trucks and 300 people gathered at the ice collection point, which meant the official launch of the ice collection work and ice and snow landscape construction of Ice and Snow World. After half a month's busy construction, with about 7,000 people involved, Ice and Snow World is expected to conduct a trial run on Dec. 25th. This year's ice and snow world will organize "Ice and Snow...

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Theme for the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

The 29th International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is to open in Harbin on Jan 5, 2013. It will be cosponsored by National Tourism Administration, Heilongjiang Provincial Government and Harbin Municipal Government. The festival sets "City of Ice and Snow·Festal Heaven and Earth" as its theme. By the time, the city will hold more than 100 activites related to ice and snow culture, ice and snow tourism, ice and snow sports, ice and snow trade. On the opening day,...

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2013 Harbin Ice and Snow World Ticket Price

According to the Modern Group, the ticket prices for the 2013 Harbin Ice Snow World will have a slight upward adjustment compared with last year. The ticket prices are different in two periods in a day.  9:00 - 12:00Adult: 150 yuan/ppChildren and Students: 120 yuan/pp (children above 1.2 m)12:00 - 21:00During trial operation: 260 yuan/pp (Dec. 20 - 31)Adult ticket price during the New Year's Day (Jan 1-3), Spring Festival (Feb. 9-15) and the Lantern Festival (Feb. 24): 330...

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