The town of Harbin in northeast China has created an entire city carved out of ice and snow. The 28th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which opens on January 5, features work by some of the best ice sculptors and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The town, located near the border with Russia, experiences dry but freezing winters and has an abundance of ice on tap from the nearby Songhau River.
Seasonal activity plans for winter - things to do in January
In March, Siberia's Lake Baikal is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface. //So pretty EL//
An igloo, also known as snow house, is a form of shelter built entirely of snow. The primary material used in constructing an igloo is compressed snow since solid ice is known to be a poor insulator. The compressed snow gets shaped into blocks. These blocks are then arranged to form a dome. On the inside, the snow house is terraced so people sleep at the uppermost level, leaving the bottom middle area for working and setting the fire. How does an igloo Keep you Warm?…
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