Changchun Jingyuetan Park in winter

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.

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Hey, Manchurian fellow! Are you the guard of the “Changchun Snow and Ice Festival“?

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“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” 🙂

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Or the “Rolling Stratosphere Seats”:IMG_5599

And if you always wanted to play being a general on a rocket truck: Here in China you can do it.IMG_5605

Take it a level higher and then go crazy with these rocket tanks:IMG_5603

Ah okay, you are a pacifistic physicist? 😉 Play instead play “bouncing electron” with these ice auto scooters. IMG_5600

Hm, is there anything else to see here…

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…ah here! A castle:IMG_5614

And the ice castle king has even a tiny ski resort in his garden.IMG_5647

Featuring rolling ski staircases.IMG_5575

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?)…IMG_5572

Where’s the city which belongs to the ice castle?

Uh oh…. sweeeetIMG_5620

Bye bye winter festival. Hello, year of the horse! IMG_5638

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  1. Pingback: A walk through Changchun’s national park: Jingyuetan | Veerle & Rawi

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