Over in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, where it's a bitter cold -4° Fahrenheit or so right now, the 31st annual International Ice and Snow Festival has returned, putting on another jaw-freezing display of spectacular ice architecture. Long the centerpiece of the event, the elaborate Ice and Snow World delivers over 8 million square feet of sculptures and towers made from blocks of ice, all illuminated into a trippy palette of neon at night. Just like last year's event, this year's spectacle also includes wild ice mazes, entire cityscapes made of snow, and and an ice castle with the most forboding stairways ever (Be careful with that photo-op!) Anyway, here's a closer look.
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