This gallery shows people visiting Ice and Snow World during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province.

This year's "Ice and Snow World" features majestic ice castles and sculptures of fairytale characters equipped with LED lights, bringing a colourful and warm aura to the icy wonderland. — Photos and Text by Agencies

Visitors watch fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China
Visitors watch fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang. ? AP Photo
Visitors walk through ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China
Visitors walk through ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. ? AP Photo
Fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AP Photo
Fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AP Photo
Visitors view ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AP Photo
Visitors view ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AP Photo
Fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AP Photo
Fireworks explode over ice sculptures during the official opening of the 29th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AP Photo
This picture taken on January 5, 2013 shows people visiting Ice and Snow World at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin Internatoinal Ice and Snow Festival. ? AFP Photo
This picture taken on January 5, 2013 shows people visiting Ice and Snow World at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin Internatoinal Ice and Snow Festival. ? AFP Photo
This picture taken on January 5, 2013 shows people visiting Ice and Snow World as fireworks fill the sky at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AFP Photo
This picture taken on January 5, 2013 shows people visiting Ice and Snow World as fireworks fill the sky at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AFP Photo
Visitors looking at a huge snow sculpture in Ice and Snow World at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AFP Photo
Visitors looking at a huge snow sculpture in Ice and Snow World at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AFP Photo
People visiting Ice and Snow World during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AFP Photo
People visiting Ice and Snow World during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin. ? AFP Photo
Visitors sliding down an ice slide in Ice and Snow World at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeast China
Visitors sliding down an ice slide in Ice and Snow World at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province. ? AFP Photo

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Manish
Jan 08, 2013 09:36am
:) wow cool pics... I am going Harbin on 23rd Jan.. this festival will be there uptill 05 Feb.