•  PopupDesign_2013

    Did you know 31% of the travelers make destination research and selection 3-5 months before their vacation

    Access the CNTO Tourism Research Reports

Winter Culture Festival Opens in Xinjiang

A winter culture festival opened in Zhaotong, in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, earlier this month to celebrate the winter season and fish harvest. Despite of the cold weather, the festival has already attracted many tourists with its celebrations, traditional games and other cultural activities. The Winter Culture Festival kicked off with the annual Winter Fishing Festival, where 30,000 tourists watched as fishermen netted fish, the first of which came in at 40 pounds and was auctioned for 298 thousand yuan (USD$50,000). Winter fishing is a tradition in Ulungur Lake in Xinjiang. The Winter Culture Festival will continue in Xinjiang through March.

 

The Winter Fishing Festival. After 5 hours' hard work, the fishermen get the barrels fully loaded with fish. (Credit: Chinanews.com)

Back to China News >

China in the News Archive >

News


  • 04/28/2016 CNTO and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Sign MOU...Read More
  • 04/28/2016 China’s Tourism Market Embraces Growth...Read More
  • 04/28/2016 New Policies Offer Greater Convenience for Visitors to Beijing...Read More
  • 04/28/2016 New Giant Pandas in Shanghai Zoo...Read More
  • 04/28/2016 Historic Majestic Theatre Re-opens in Shanghai...Read More
  • 04/28/2016 Silk Road-themed Relics Exhibition Opens in Central China...Read More
  • 04/19/2016 CNTA Debuts Promo Video for the First World Conference on Tourism for Development...Read More
  • 04/19/2016 CNTO and Partners Sponsor LA Times Festival of Books...Read More
  • 04/19/2016 CNTA and Visa Sign 2016 China-U.S. Tourism Year Promotion Cooperation Plan...Read More
  • 04/19/2016 Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall Welcomes 1,000 American Tourists...Read More
China in the News Archives