Minus 25-35 ºC in winter – perfect conditions for an Ice Festival.
One week after my arrival I took a walk into the hills of Jingyuetan Park, just 500m away from my Sheraton residence at the outer south eastern border of Changchun.
The Jingyuetan’s “Moon Lake” has a thick ice and snow layer of several meters. Trucks and cars cross the lake during the day.
Hey, Manchurian fellow! Are you the guard of the “Changchun Snow and Ice Festival“?
“Yes, my dear Laowai. Come in and enjoy our Frozen Lake Fun Park”, showing you the Chinese way of a winter festival:
For instance with “Bicycle Bonanza sleds” 🙂
And if you always wanted to play being a general on a rocket truck: Here in China you can do it.
Take it a level higher and then go crazy with these rocket tanks:
Ah okay, you are a pacifistic physicist? 😉 Play instead play “bouncing electron” with these ice auto scooters.
Hm, is there anything else to see here…
…ah here! A castle:
And the ice castle king has even a tiny ski resort in his garden.
Featuring rolling ski staircases.
And funny Chinese skiers staking around on the almost flat snow hill with these weird boards below the shoes (what’s these things for again?)…
Where’s the city which belongs to the ice castle?
Uh oh…. sweeeet
Bye bye winter festival. Hello, year of the horse!