Sightseers at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Photograph by Massimo Vitali for The New York Times.

Sightseers at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Photograph by Massimo Vitali for The New York Times.

The town of Harbin in northeast China has created an entire city carved out of ice and snow.    The 28th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which opens on January 5, features work by some of the best ice sculptors and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The town, located near the border with Russia, experiences dry but freezing winters and has an abundance of ice on tap from the nearby Songhau River.

Is this China's coolest town? Winter festival creates city made entirely from snow and ice

The town of Harbin in northeast China has created an entire city carved out of ice and snow. The 28th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, which opens on January 5, features work by some of the best ice sculptors and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The town, located near the border with Russia, experiences dry but freezing winters and has an abundance of ice on tap from the nearby Songhau River.

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Moomen in Snew, Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival by Rincewind42, via Flickr

Moomen in Snew, Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival by Rincewind42, via Flickr

Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Harbin, China http://johnpirilloauthor.blogspot.com/

Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Harbin, China http://johnpirilloauthor.blogspot.com/

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA: The International Ice Sculpting Championship, a yearly event features large ice sculptures placed around the city, such as this remarkable school of Angel Fish. (James Dorsey)

Ice transforms into art in Fairbanks, Alaska

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA: The International Ice Sculpting Championship, a yearly event features large ice sculptures placed around the city, such as this remarkable school of Angel Fish. (James Dorsey)

South Korea Finishes 2nd at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship | Koogle TV

South Korea Finishes 2nd at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship | Koogle TV

Harbin China International Ice and Snow festival: Giant Ice Sculptures

Harbin China International Ice and Snow festival: Giant Ice Sculptures

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No-Churn 2-Ingredient Peaches & Cream Ice Cream is rich, thick and amazingly delicious. And it does NOT use sweetened condensed milk. This glorious ice cream is speckled with fresh peaches and it's so good you may never get store bought again! This simple recipe comes together in a flash and is sure to be your go-to summer ice cream recipe.

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