Would you believe it if I told you that you can experience -10C in HK? And that for those lazy bums who don’t want to fly to the cold to see the Harbin ice sculptures, you can see them right here in HK this winter? Because Harbin has come to HK this Christmas!!!
In the far away land of Tai Tong in Yuen Long, you can see ice sculptures in a giant giant freezer and also enjoy what the festival has to offer. As well as food, game booths, inflatable slides, there are also go karts and sheep-feeding opportunities.
How to get there: take K66 bus from Long Ping station or take red minibus at Yuen Long City Mall.
After getting off at Tai Tong Shan Road stop, it’s another 15minutes walk to the venue. Its very secluded.
- Highly recommend taking the K66 from Long Ping MTR station rather than anywhere else as its already super crowded from the MTR station (you might not be able to get on otherwise).
- There is a free shuttle during weekends and public holidays – please refer to the website
- Entrance fee is $90 (includes entry into the ice sculptures hall plus a big coat and entry into the festival only. All other games will require additional fee). Packages are available e.g. $240 includes entry into the ice sculpture hall and $180 worth of gaming value. Top-up facilities are available inside the venue if $180 is used up. Highly recommended if you want to play the games inside
- During busy periods e.g. daytime, you can only play the go karts for a short period. At night time, it’s the same price ($50) for unlimited play (until you are tired or closing time)
- The go karts are now electrical but “bicycle” type with 4 wheels
- Wear WARM clothes including top, trousers, socks and shoes because inside the ice sculpture hall, it can get super cold and your fingers and toes will soon freeze.
- Each person can only play once on the ice slide.
- Inflatable area – adults can only play on 2 slides. There is no storage of bags.
- Leaving – once dark, it might not be so desirable to walk back to the bus stop. you can call taxi for pickup or wait for a red minivan ($10 per person). if on the days the free shuttle bus runs, you may get that too.
- Recommended to browse the website thoroughly before going
- To be honest, the fair ground is very big and there isn’t much to do apart from the ice sculptures. It’s good to walk around and see though.