If a trip up to the -30°C abyss of Harbin seems just a little too torturous this winter, fear not: Beijing has its own fluorescent-lighted ice fest just two hours out of town. Although smaller in scale than its northern counterpart, it’s still got plenty of hefty sculptures, giant ice chessboards, mazes and toboggan runs.
Longqing Gorge Ice and Lantern Festival
|Date:||Mon 16 Jan - Wed 08 Mar|
|Event admission:||100RMB; 50RMB (students); FREE (under 1.2m)|
|Venue name:||Longqing Xia Scenic Area|
|English address:||Gucheng village, Yanqing county|