The 2018 Harbin ice cream Festival officially opened up to the public last month. This year point out the 34th execution of the world-renowned winter extravaganza.

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Despite the mercury dropping to as low together −38°C degrees in Heilongjiang's capital during this frigid months,the world's largest winter fest every year attracts numerous brave visitors who trek with freezing, bitter cold temperatures to check out magnificent snow and ice sculptures, which have the right to be together tall as your mean two or three-story building.

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Each and every year, the well known snow and ice sculptures are constructed by local and also international designers, whocarve your stunning creationsusing ice from the city's Songhua River. Critical year's sculptures alone required a mind-boggling 330,000 cubic meter of snow and also ice to construct.

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Brightly colored LED lights space then inserted inside the structures, which are lit up in ~ night — making because that the perfect selfie opp after ~ sunset.

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Among the sculptures frequently on display screen at the fest encompass replicas of famous civilization monuments, cartoon characters and also more. This year, Tencent even sponsored a substantial section of eye sculptures sculpted to look like characters from the popular video clip game King that Glory.

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This year's fest additionally features 'Snow Wonderland,'a high-tech3D snow-light show with modern-day lighting, digital displays and also sounds.

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Visitors can also slide down a gigantic ice luge!

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This year's festival lasts until February 25, 2018.

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