Last week this year's local Shenyang Ice Festival was opened - I haven't been there yet this time, but was last year in February, so here's some stuff from my photo archive. As winters are reliably long and cold in Northeast China, almost every town has its own festival, the biggest by far being the one in Harbin. (pictures from 2012)
|complilation of ice towers - the guy in the front is selling "tanghulu" 糖葫芦,candy fruits on a stick.|
|all in one - the "大政" Dazheng government pavilion from Shenyang's Imperial palace in the front, |
back right the Greek Akropolis, back left Beijing's Temple of Heaven.
|and even some Great Wall to the left.|
|a chapel made of snow|
Additionally one can have fun with all modes of transportation imaginable (and beyond) to get ahead on and over snow and ice.
|big trikes for grownups|
|small trikes for the little ones|
|whatever that is called|
|more bumper car-tube-things|
|or even tiny tanks.|
Or you could paraglide over the whole area:
And skid down a slide made of ice with your butt in a raffia basket:
Together with a gazillion kebap stalls, fun for the whole family....