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Snow carnival to burn up winter in Shenyang
By Shen Wei (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2004-12-23 15:36

A grand snow carnival featuring fancy snow carvings, real-size ice sculptures, air acrobatic performance and various winter sports competitions is set to kick off next month in suburban Shenyang, northeastern China's Liaoning province.

Tourists take a sledge drive during the snow carnival in Shenyang in this Jan. 7, 2004 file photo. [newsphoto]

Shenyang International Ice & Snow Festival, joint-hosted by the governments of Shenyang and Sapporo, Japan, will start on January 15, 2005, announced Shenyang City Vice Mayor Song Qi at a press conference Thursday.

The month-long carnival has drawn snow and ice sculptors from all over the world, Song said. Visitors will find themselves among more than 400 snow carvings and 200 ice sculptures, including the carving of Sydney Opera House and a 1:1 scale Temple of Heaven.

The snow carnival also features a series of local folk-custom performance since Shenyang is known as one of the major cradles of Manchu people. There will be a 200-people skating parade in Qing dynasty costumes, together with hot-air balloon and paragliders performances.

Performers dressed in Manchu costumes dance during the snow carnival in Shenyang in this Jan. 7, 2004 file photo. [newsphoto] 

Sports events such as ski, ice auto rally and snow horse race are also framed for visitors to experience the joy of curvetting in the wild snowfield.

The annual event was first launched in 2001 and has become a fascinating must-go place for tourists.


Organizer: Committee of International Ice & Snow Festival Shenyang 2005

Phone: 86-24-88050778  Fax: 86-24-88050530

Website: www.interscenery.com

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