China’s World-Famous Harbin Ice & Snow Festival Comes to Korea

China’s World-Famous Harbin Ice & Snow Festival Comes to Korea

Slip on those gloves and get ready for some snow-stopping goodness at Harbin Ice & Snow Festival in Pyeongchang, Korea!

Always wanted to go to a snow-stopping winter festival? The Harbin Ice & Snow Festival, which originated in China, is now also happening in Pyeongchang, Korea! Visitors can look forward to feasting their eyes on the impressive ice sculptures at the Alpensia Resort, which is also one of the venues for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Alpensia Ski ResortAlpensia Resort | Image credit: visitkorea

The winter festival in Korea, which will last till 28 Feb, will be a grand display of masterpieces craftily sculpted by over 300 Chinese artists. The showcase will feature global cultural heritage sites such as the Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Tianamen, Korea’s very own Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and many more.

Also read: My Very Own Korean Winter Sonata in Gangwon

View of the Harbin Ice & Snow Festival at night

Harbin Ice & Snow FestivalImage credit: Steve Langguth

Harbin Ice & Snow Festival in the day!

harbin ice and snow festival korea 2016Image credit: Tracy Hunter

But don’t worry, if ice sculptures aren’t really your thing, there are a ton of other fun programmes for you to take part in. You can go dog-sledding, ride a  merry-go-round made entirely of ice or have a meal inside an ice restaurant!

Also read: My First Time Skiing in Korea

Brr… Time to get those gloves on and enjoy a snowy good time in Korea’s Harbin Ice & Snow Festival!

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