Published on : Tuesday, March 2, 2021
China’s Lengji Village, the coldest village in this country, has of late become a booming destination for the tourists, drawing innumerable visitors to take pleasure in the breathtaking winter scenery of this region.
This village is alternatively known as “the Cold Pole Village” as it’s based in Genhe, a city known as the “Pole of Cold” of China in the northernmost tip of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Tourists rush to this region to experience rural life in Lengji Village. Here temperatures often go below negative 30 degrees Celsius. Also, tourists coming to Lengi Village get the opportunity to observe local villagers working in the frigid winter to defend the natural environment.
Here, villagers guard the snow-covered forests. To do that, they work in a variety of jobs at a local forest farm under environmental conservation projects. Forest ranger for Jinlin Forest Farm at the Daxing’anling Forestry Administration Cheng Shanzhong is among them. He patrols 100-hectares of forest area, a 40-minute drive away from the village.
To quote Cheng, “Every day, we would patrol the forests. The forests of our motherland must be protected. The forest has been under protection, not only has its scale expanded, but it has become lusher and denser as we can see. The protection has also brought more wild animals.”
After completing his patrolling duty, Cheng returned home. He cooks local typical dishes called “eight big bowls” to treat around a dozen tourists visiting his village.