China becomes icy wonderland

China becomes icy wonderland

AEST 00:00, Tue Jan 6 2015
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The northern Chinese city of Harbin has been transformed into a glowing winter wonderland for the annual festival of ice and snow, which started on January 5.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the spectacular event features gargantuan ice sculptures carved into trains, mazes, slides and more.

Thinking about making the trek to see it in person next year? In January, temperatures in Harbin average minus 13°C during the day and plunge to minus 24°C during the night. So maybe you're better off just looking at the photos from a warmer climate...

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