PHOTOS: Beijing accidentally holds ice festival after water pipe bursts

By Ryan Kilpatrick, December 2, 2014

0 0

Beijingers in Xicheng District awoke this morning to a surprise ice festival a la Harbin (OK, slight embellishment) after a water pipe burst overnight and showered the frigid neighborhood.

Far from being miffed by the infrastructure fail, however, local residents looked delighted to play in the unexpected Winter Wonderland.

It's little wonder the spraying water froze so quickly, however. As the faces of these pedestrians in Yantai, Shandong brilliantly illustrate, it's cold today.

[Images via NetEase]

more news

The British School of Beijing holds first Charity Fashion Show

Showcase of the school’s best talents in modelling, dancing and singing.

PHOTOS: First sandstorm of 2015 hits Beijing, sending air quality readings through the roof

AQI readings hit 895 - almost three times "hazardous" levels.

PHOTOS: Dazzling 'winter halo' appears around Beijing moon on crystal-clear night

'Winter halo' heralds first day of winter in APEC-blue sky...

PHOTOS: Beijing's ultimate Halloween Party Gallery (of death)

The subway party got cancelled last minute (thanks APEC) but that didn't stop Beijing from hosting some frighteningly good parties. We've got the photos!

PHOTOS: Beijing looks absolutely stunning with 'APEC Blue' skies

Netizens invent a new phrase to describe the unbelievably clear air in Beijing...

PHOTOS: This is what one year's worth of Beijing pollution looks like

The Bejing microblogger who wants to make air quality problems 'understandable at a glance.'

PHOTOS: This is where APEC leaders will be meeting in Beijing tomorrow

With APEC Leaders' Week kicking off tomorrow, here's where national leaders will be meeting in Beijing...

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsBeijing for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Beijing With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Beijing!

Visit the archives