2008 News Archive - Holidays - Ice open for beautiful Beijing

12 07 2007

Winter promises to be a beautiful occasion for visitors to Longqing Gorge in China, where a collection of some of the world's most skilled ice sculptors set to work turning frozen water into frosted works of art.

Huge ice blocks will be transformed into all manner of animals and figures, turning the area into an icy menagerie of fantastic proportions, in traditional Chinese style.

In addition to ice sculptures the event will include unique ice lanterns and a series of fireworks displays, exploding with light and colour.

For something a little different traditional ice fishing will also be taking place, giving visitors the chance to witness a slice of authentic local culture.

While in the area, visitors can take a trip into Beijing to explore the sights and see world famous attractions such as the Forbidden City, Beijing Zoo and, of course, the Great Wall.

The Beijing Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival takes place in January 2008 and is free to attend.

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