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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Top winter destinations for snow in China

Jingpo Lake
Jingpo Lake, the largest lava-dammed lakein China, is located in Ningan, Heilongjiang Province. Every year the lake remains frozen for five months, and in the winter the river running into the lake turns into stunning frozen waterfalls.
The Winter Fishing Festival is held every year at the lake. A mysterious Manchu ceremony kicks of the event and includes animal worshiping and firecrackers to pay respect the God of the Lake. During the event, visitors can enjoy trawling, hand netting and ice fishing.

Wusong Island
Situated along the Songhua River, Wusong Island is located in Wulajie, in Jilin City.
When winter comes, water vapor forms into mist due to the coldness, covering willows along the two shores with glittering ice, known as "Wusong".
The best time to visit Wusong Island is from the second half of December to the end of February. The best time of the day to take photos of the ice-covered trees is between 10 to 11 a.m. in the morning.

Kanas, Xinjiang
Kanas is located in Tielieketi Village, Aletai, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. As the most famous northwest village of China, Baihaba Village is known for its view of smoke curling up from kitchen chimneys. This scenery, along with the snowy forest, the frozen lake, and the ice-covered trees in Hualin, makes the stunning picture of Kanas. The winter here begins in October and lasts for more than half a year.
One can also experience the customs of the Tuvan people, the so-called "tribe in clouds", by hearing their musical instrument—a choor made with withered grass — or by watching their annual winter horse race.

Here you can see the grandness of the Potala Palace, with ancient Buddhist temples in the background and yaks grazing in the field. Tibet is definitely another beautiful place to visit for a winter trip to China.

The "Arctic Village" is a small village in Mohe, Heilongjiang. It is the northernmost village in China, and the only point in the country where you can observe the northern lights.
Situated at northern latitude of over 50 degrees, Mohe is always covered in the snow after November every year.
In the "Arctic Village" you can look for the northernmost point of China along the Wusuli River, see the Aurora borealis, or simply send a postcard from the country's northernmost post office.

from China Travel & Tourism News

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