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Jerusalem Ice City (archives) Photo: Noam Moskowitz
Jerusalem Ice City (archives) Photo: Noam Moskowitz

Jerusalem Ice City still a draw

Visitors flocking to see chilling fantasy world, where icy sculptures of sea creatures, dragons and dinosaurs exist in spite of 25°C heat outside
Published: 04.04.13, 08:20 / Israel Travel

VIDEO – Visitors are still flocking to see the chilling fantasy world that is the Jerusalem Ice City Festival, where icy sculptures of sea creatures, dragons and dinosaurs exist in spite of a 25°C (77°F) heat outside.


The snowy extravaganza began on February 20 as part of an ongoing cultural exchange between Israel and China, which hosted the world’s first ever international ice sculpture festival in 1963.


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Several displays in Jerusalem feature Chinese symbols such as dragons, and monuments such as the Great Wall.


Specialized ice equipment was also transported to Israel from China to create more than 7,000 ice blocks weighing over a million kilograms for use in the spectacular display.


Organizers say it took the labor of 30 people over the course of one month to create the freezing fantasy land, and many are hopeful it will continue in years to come as an annual tradition.


The festival runs through to April 30.



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