A northeast city in China has been transformed once again into an incredible winter wonderland.
More than one million visitors are expected to travel Harbin in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, for the city’s 32nd International Snow and Ice Festival.
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Construction is underway with building the Harbin Ice and Snow Palace in Harbin City, Heilongjiang China. pic.twitter.com/al94ZVRuTl
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One of the highlights of the event is the spectacular ice sculptures, which require more than 330,000 cubic meters of ice and snow to create. Some of the sculptures on show this year include ice castles, cathedrals and replica buildings that light up at night.
Stunning photos from the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China pic.twitter.com/UiPympVt3I
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23 DEC: Visitors tour the Ice and Snow World during a soft opening of the exhibit in Harbin. The annual festival is… pic.twitter.com/Z4pFRgUduo
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A world of illusion — China's Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2015 pic.twitter.com/ylFWMhD1Vd
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Visitors need to make sure they rug up when exploring all the icy beauty, with January daytime temperatures ranging from minus 13 to minus 23 Celsius in Harbin.