Published on : Monday, November 25, 2019
Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, popular for its winter activities, is going to launch a variety of snow and ice tourism events this season to highlight itself as a winter travel destination, the province’s cultural and tourism authorities have announced in Shanghai over the weekend.
Among the upcoming events are 17th Heilongjiang Skiing Festival, the Heilongjiang Winter Fishing Festival and the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, the province’s culture and tourism office said.
The 170-day Heilongjiang Skiing Festival is going to be held in Yabuli from December 1. First started in 1998, the festival is going to have 20 activities and games, such as snowfield soccer and an ice and snow photo competition.
On December 22, the Heilongjiang Winter Fishing Festival will be started from in the Wudalianchi Scenic Area, known for its volcanic landforms. The landmark Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be started on January 5, the office said.
Former Olympic champion skater Yang Yang, a native of Heilongjiang has been promoting the beauty of the province.
An ice dancing routine has been the attraction of Shanghai audiences during the event. The show has become a cultural and tourism mainstay of the province.
A Heilongjiang winter landscape photo exhibition, lucky draws and virtual reality skiing experiences are also part of the festival.
Stunning winter scenery and top-notch ski resorts add to the beauty of the province. The Wudalianchi Scenic Area showcases the world’s most complete and well-preserved volcanic landforms. In Mohe County, the most northern place in China, the northern lights can sometimes be seen.