02/11/2015 01:30 pm ET Updated Apr 13, 2015

10 Amazing Ice Castles Around the World

Winter may be cold, but that doesn't mean it's not pretty. Every year, talented artists and craftsmen add to the season's natural beauty by building incredible ice castles, seasonal structures that last only as long as the thermostat stays low. Whether created using complex sprinkler systems or carved by hand, these ice castles reach astonishing heights and are filled with frozen sculptures, slides, and even waterfalls. From Vermont to China, here are 10 amazing ice castles you can visit this winter.

By Annie Bruce

10 Amazing Ice Castles Around the World

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