Visitors to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Heilongjiang Province in North East China were treated to an early sight of the dazzling giant snow sculptures. The festival officially kicks off on 5 January and lasts one month. The sculptures were carved out of ice from the frozen Songhua River nearby and they ranged from woolly mammoths and reindeers, to a T-Rex and a replica of the Sagrada Família cathedral in Barcelona. If you’re wondering how they stay solid, Harbin’s extremely low temperatures and cold winds ensure the sculptures remain intact. (via Design Taxi)

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