Gallery: China’s Snow World Festival Opens With Amazing Displays of Ice...

 
Every year, thousands of curious visitors make their way to China's Jingyuetan National Forest to admire stunning yet fragile figures made from compressed snow. The “Jingyue Snow World Festival”, which opened just a few days ago, is already creating a storm thanks to its wonderful ice sculptures, and this year there are loads of architectural designs in display - from a Disney-style castle to an intricately detailed Russian church.

Jilin Province’s annual ice festival just opened with a flourish of frosty sculptures in all shapes and sizes. One standout of ephemeral architecture is a detailed fairy castle with a hint of the Chinese Wall at its foot. A crystalline ice palace is another fantastic example of what a group of dedicated craftsmen can achieve with simple low-tech tools and materials. A herd of galloping horses and a carved Russian church painstakingly created from huge amounts of ice were also on display as part of the annual ice festival.

It takes a lot of time, patience, and manpower to create these frozen water sculptures, and China’s annual ice festival is definitely worth a visit before it melts.

Via Daily Mail

Photo © Caters News Agency

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?