Giant ice wall forms on lake in northwest China

A giant ice wall extending dozens of kilometres has risen on the Ulungur Lake in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, attracting many visitors wanting to catch a glimpse of the natural wonder.

Standing four to five meters high, the ice wall on the lake is made of chunks of ice, piled up by strong winds.

"The water quality of the Ulungur Lake is rather good. So when the ice starts to melt in spring, it appears crystal clear in the sunlight. It's very pretty from certain angles and the photos turned out to be really good," said a photographer.

The Ulungur Lake froze over during the wintertime, forming layers of ice about one meter thick.

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