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LOOK: Ice world gears up for festival in northeast China

/ 04:33 PM December 03, 2018

Winter has turned Northeast China into a world of ice. But local people are looking forward to more freezing days, as Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province and renowned for its winter tourism, has started to build a park for its annual ice and snow festival.

The Harbin International Ice and Snow World is scheduled to open to visitors starting Jan 5 until the end of February.

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The park recently released its design sketches for the upcoming festival, which will include famous traditional Chinese architecture, Gothic architecture and a king tower more than 40 meters high, all built with ice.

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The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will welcome its 20th anniversary ceremony on Jan 5, 2019. China Daily/Asia News Network

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A design sketch for the 40-meter-tall king tower, which will be the highest building in the park. China Daily/Asia News Network

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A design sketch for traditional Chinese architecture. China Daily/Asia News Network

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A design sketch for a church. China Daily/Asia News Network

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A design sketch for an ice castle. China Daily/Asia News Network

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A design sketch for an ice castle. China Daily/Asia News Network

A design sketch for an ice building in the park. China Daily/Asia News Network

A large snow sculpture planned for the park. China Daily/Asia News Network

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