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Jilin Province’s annual ice festival just opened with a flourish of frosty sculptures in all shapes and sizes. One standout of ephemeral architecture is a detailed fairy castle with a hint of theChinese Wall at its foot. A crystalline ice palace is another fantastic example of what a group of dedicated craftsmen can achieve with simple low-tech tools and materials. A herd of galloping horses and a carved Russian church painstakingly created from huge amounts of ice were also on display as part of the annual ice festival.

It takes a lot of time, patience, and manpower to create these frozen water sculptures, and China’s annual ice festival is definitely worth a visit before it melts.

Via Daily Mail

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