29th annual Harbin International Ice and Snow festival held in Harbin, near the Russian border in northeast China.
Entice-ing: Ice palaces create multicoloured skyline
at chilly Chinese festival celebrating subzero temperatures
The palaces and sculptures are made from hollow blocks of ice and lit up using LED lights creating a multicoloured glow-in-the-dark skyline on the shores of the nearby Songhua river.
The festival features work by some of the country's best ice sculptors and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world who marvel at the wonderous creations, enjoy the fireworks over the City of Ice or appeal to their inner child as they take a ride on the ice-slides.