Harbin celebrates snow festival

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Added On January 7, 2019

 Northeast China's "ice city" Harbin is celebrating its 35th International Ice and Snow Festival.

 
The annual event started on Saturday. 
 
Organizers said the month-long festival features nearly 100 activities including winter swimming and family ice sculpture competitions. 
 
A total of 2,019 snowmen have been built on the city's frozen river, covering an area of 10 hectares. 
 
This year's festival expects an even greater turnout as a new terminal opened at the Harbin Taiping International Airport in last April.
 
The event has become an iconic tourist attraction in Harbin and a major contributor to its booming winter tourism.