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Topic Reading-Vol.3198-1/12/2021

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2021/01/12 Topic Reading-Vol.3198-1/12/2021

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Building frozen castles at China’s Harbin Ice Festival

With over 10 million inhabitants, Harbin is the largest city by metro population in Northeast China. It serves as a main political, economic, scientific, cultural, and communications hub in the region, as well as a key gateway for trade with Russia. With the severe winters, where average high temperatures in January reach only below -10 degrees, Harbin is heralded as the Ice City for its well-known winter tourism and recreations especially by the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival. Originated in Harbin’s traditional ice lantern show and garden party, the festival which began in 1963 but was interrupted during the Cultural Revolution years, and was resumed in 1985.

It is a manmade, temporary city with frozen towers, palaces, castles, and many other structures, which are constructed from December when thick ice is formed in the Songhua River that winds its way through the city.

How the work is done?

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https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-55529089

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