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Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is the largest in the world

 

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It is held in Hardin, China
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At first participants in the festival were mainly Chinese, however it has since become an international festival and competition. The festival includes the world’s biggest ice sculptures
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Officially, the festival starts on January 5 and lasts one month. However, exhibits often open earlier and stay longer, weather permitting
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Swing Saws are used to carve ice into blocks, taken from the frozen surface of the Songhua River. Various types of saws are then used by to carve out large scaled ice sculptures
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Amazing
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Deionised water is also used, producing ice blocks as transparent as glass

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Multicoloured lights[7] are also used to give colour to ice, creating variations on sculptured spectacles when lit up especially at night
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