>> It's one of China's coldest cities, but for one month of Harbin's long winter, this city in the country's far north becomes a much warmer place. Using ice pulled from the nearby river, Harbin constructs a frosty theme park full of elaborate frozen sculptures. Stretching over more than 600,000 square meters.
This is the biggest snow and ice festival in the world. And it draws visitors from across the country who come to wander through the huge display of frozen medieval castles and icy ancient temples. My fondest part of the snow in ice festival, is the ice snow world, which can only be seen in wintertime.
The ice castles and sculptures made by workers are very impressive, and with music as well, it's like Disney Land, Disney Land in winter. Here in Harbin, temperatures can drop to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter. And the month-long ice festival, that's been held since 1983, has become a way for people in this part of China that lies near the border with Russia, to embrace the cold.
>> As you can see, there are so many snowmen around me, and they are all so cute.>> The Harbin Ice Festival runs until the first week of February.