A fantastical tour through China's winter wonderland
The Harbin International Snow and Ice festival makes the most brutal of seasons magical
(REUTERS/Stringer)From December to March, the so-called "ice city" welcomes millions of tourists to experience a veritable winter wonderland designed and built by some 10,000 artists and work
People ride slides on ice sculptures.
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Visitors use kaleidoscopes to view the winter landscape and ice sculptures.
The sun sets behind a castle made from blocks of ice.
A man takes a photo of an ice sculpture on a main street in Harbin.
People visit an ice sculpture made to look like Rome's Colosseum.
A woman is dwarfed by a giant snow sculpture.
People visit an ice sculpture made to look like China's Forbidden City.
Spectators watch fireworks explode over ice sculptures.