Nearly 10,000 were involved in cutting massive ice cubes out of the frozen Songhua River in preparation for the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
The ice and snow sculptures require about 590,000 square feet of ice and 492,000 square feet of snow. Each ice cube weighs about 550 pounds.
The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is by far the largest ice and snow art exhibition in the world.
The festival has abundant opportunities for recreation and entertainment, including ice maze, ice hotel and bar, ice rock climbing, iceskating, ice golf, ice archery, ice slides, the Ice Lantern Garden Party, special performances and more!
Festival opened January 5th and will run through mid February.