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Chichen Itzá ice replica created for China’s International Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin, China — The Chinese Embassy in Mexico has shared photos of an ice sculpture made of the Chichen Itzá archaeological monument. The state of Yucatan monument is one of the most visited in the country.

Currently, the city of Harbin in northeast China is hosting its international ice festival where carvers created an ice replica of the pyramid of Kukulkán. The carving was part of dozens created during the country’s 60-year-old annual International Ice and Snow Festival tradition.

The Chichen Itzá archaeological monument was chosen this year as a gift from the Chinese Embassy in Mexico for the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The city of Harbin is chosen to host the annual ice carving event since winter temperatures often reach -38 ° C. The inauguration was held on January 5. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival runs until February 5.