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South Korea opens ice sculpture festival at Olympics venue

South Korea has opened a new ice sculpture festival at one of the 2018 Winter Olympics venues.

The Alpensia Resort, South Korea.
The Alpensia Resort, South Korea. Image by Craig Rohn / CC BY-SA 2.0

The festival has drawn ice sculptors from China’s famous Harbin Ice & Snow Festival to create giant replicas of famous landmarks – including Tian’anmen Square and the Taj Mahal – out of ice. The festival is being held at Alpensia Ski Resort, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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