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Top 8 Destinations for a 3-day Tour in China on New Year's Day

http://www.chinese.cn 14:03, December 28, 2010 Confucius Institute Online

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There are still ten days to go before New Year's Day, but we're already feeling the festival atmosphere. Currently, every travel agency has released its New Year's Day itineraries. Sources say that domestic itineraries are mostly three to four days as usual. Now we'll recommend some attractions.

The pure Mount Tian and Heaven Lake after a snowfall
The pure Mount Tian and Heaven Lake after a snowfall

The pure Mount Tian and Heaven Lake after a snowfall

Highlight: Enjoy the snow-capped mountain in winter

Heaven Lake, located on Mount Bogda, covers an area of less than 5 square kilometers, with the biggest depth of about 100 meters. Around the lake are pagoda-shaped spruces. Situated on the back of Mount Bogda is Mount Tian, the second highest peak with an elevation of 5,400 meters, and which is covered by snow throughout the year - Heaven Lake presents a charming view.

Tickets are cheaper in winter than in summer. You can also drive in. The luxuriant green trees form a striking contrast with the white snow. Pine seeds are scattered on the ground. Along the mountain road, you can see a babbling brook. In the cold winter, the water is so clear that you can see the small stones on the bottom. You'll also be surprised to find that the water isn't frozen. In the past, the big blue lake would turn into a natural skating rink at this time. Snow on the top of Mount Bogda in the distance is still visible; it will never melt. The snowmen made by artists at the foot of the mountain are of various shapes; they all look very happy.

You can't miss the Flaming Mountain when visiting Xinjiang. Not even a blade of grass grows on it, but it stays warm in winter. Compared with Heaven Lake, it is a totally different world. It is said that Tang Seng and his disciples had been here.

Equipment: The temperature varies a lot from the morning to the evening, so it is suggested to bring some sweaters or thick outer wear so as to avoid cold.

Shopping: Khatag, clothing of minority ethnic groups, woodcarving, jade carving, Nadam imitation leather pot of wine, Kazakhstan tapestry are all good shopping choices.

 

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