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Last Updated: Wednesday December 19 2007 13:19 GMT

In Pictures: Snow sculpture festival

Snow sculpture

This snow palace is one of loads of gigantic snow sculptures that have been built for the 20th International Snow Sculpture show in the Heilongjiang Province, China.

Snow sculpture

To get an idea of just how massive the sculptures are, check out how tiny all the adults who are working on the sculptures look when they're standing next to them.

Snow sculpture

This is one of the largest snow sculptures in the world, measuring a whopping 35m high and 200m long - that's the length of four Olympic swimming pools!

Snow sculpture

Time for a quick break. It's hard work digging all that snow to create these icy works of art.

Snow sculpture

The exhibition opens to the public on 20 December so time for a few finishing touches.

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