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China breaks records for world's largest snow painting, longest ice bar
Last Updated: 2018-01-22 07:03 | Xinhua
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Citizens taste wine in front of an ice bar table at the bank of Hunjiang river in Tonghua, northeast China's Jilin Province, Jan. 20, 2018. A 2221.7-square-meter snow picture and a 100.6-meter-long ice bar table were seen recently in the city. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)

The city of Tonghua in northeast China's Jilin Province set two new world records for the largest snow painting and the longest ice bar Saturday.

The snow painting, on the surface of the frozen Hunjiang River, measures more than 2,220 square meters and was made using environmentally-friendly materials. The ice bar on the river bank measures more than 100 meters in length.

The snow painting and ice bar, both certified by Guinness World Records, beat the previous records set byRussiain 2014 and theUnited Statesin 2011, respectively.

Yao Yuan, deputy director of Tonghua's tourism development committee, said that the city hopes the two new world records will help boost local tourism.

"We want to attract the attention of international tourists," Yao said.

Tonghua is known for ice and snow sports as well as its wine industry.

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