The winter months mean cooler weather as well as potential snow throughout much of China. But there are many fun winter activities to be enjoyed throughout the destination.
In Beijing, enjoy an afternoon of skating on Kunming Lake by the Summer Palace. One of the finest examples of Garden Architecture in China, the Summer Palace, is located in northwest Beijing. More than 100 examples of traditional architecture can be found throughout the park, including pavilions, terraces, temples, pagodas, waterside gazebos, covered corridors, stone bridges and the famous marble boat.
In Kangping county of Liaoning Province (which borders North Korea and the Yellow Sea in northeastern China) experience the fourth Wolong Lake Winter Fishing Festival. Watch as actors perform a ceremony of lake sacrifice during the opening ceremony. The festival represents the grand winter fishing scene of Qidan, an ancient nationality from the Liao Dynasty (916-1125). Wolong Lake is the largest freshwater in the province.
Experience the Ice and Snow Nadam Festival in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The festival involves Mongolian cultural and artistic activities, and many competitions such as archery, wrestling and horse racing during the one month long event.
Visit the northernmost geological park in the Great Khingan Range in northeast China. The geological park themed on the Mohe stone forests opened in December 2015. Covering a wide area with an average altitude of more than 3,200 feet, the scenic spot is the northernmost geological park in the country. Located 75 miles from Mohe county, the park features granite stone forests, known as “the last primitive forest in the world.” The unique geological landscape resulted from the combined forces of glacial movements and erosion. The scenic area also features rare animal and plant species, such as the dwarf Siberian pine, blueberry trees, hazel grouse and the peregrine falcon.
China offers so many fascinating sights, tastes, landscapes and experiences… all four seasons of the year!Read More
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