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Looking for the perfect place to chill out on your next vacation? Sure, you could trek all the way up to frigid Alaska, or maybe you want to see what all the fuss is about when it comes to the beautiful Alps, or hey! Maybe you want to see what a Russian Winter is like! Well, hold on to your passport, because we may have just the spot for you. Each year, China’s city of Harbin hosts a multi-week ice festival that that not only features some of the most incredible and world record setting ice sculptures you will ever see, but stunning lights, incredible food, ice themed games, unique snowie theme parks, and the legendary Ice Lantern Festival that is sure to take your breath away. It’s become one of the most sought after extravaganzas in all of China, and it’s only getting bigger… and bigger… and bigger each year! In fact, in 2018, this once modest Ice Festival took in over 4.4 billion dollars in revenue from tourism! Now that’s a lot of dough just to hang out in the cold, huh? Well, don’t you worry. If you decide to visit, you’ll find much more than just, well, cold! There’s a ton of fun things to do in Harbin, but the standouts have to be the ice sculpture competition, and the ice lantern festival. We’ve got the scoop on everything Harbin has to offer, and why it attracts over 10 million people each year! Just be sure to bring winter clothes!
Written by: Chris Montrose
Narrated by: Chris Montrose
Edited by: Kristian Blaze
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00:38 The Origins of the festival
02:41 Who builds the sculptures?
04:43 Activities, games, competitions
05:25 The food
06:23 The Ice Lantern Festival
07:22 Cost to stay and fly to Harbin
07:51 The biggest Ice Festival in the US