XINYUAN COUNTY, China, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 7th "Snow Love" Ice and Snow Tourism Cultural Festival of Yili State, Xinjiang, as well as the China Tour of the 2012-2013 International Cross-country Skiing Race-Narat Competition will be held in Xinyuan County, Xinjiang, from January 2 to February 28.
The activity will last for two months, and is made up of four parts: opening ceremony, international competition, winter culture and closing ceremony. From January 3 to February 13, Yili State will hold the Winter Games of Yili State, "Winter Charm" Skiing Competition, Movie Week, Printing, Calligraphy, Photography Show, Chess, Pingpong Matches and other cultural and sports activities. During the period of the closing ceremony from February 14 to 28, the "Passionate Snow, Challenge Xinyuan" snow field limited cross-country tournament, Fire Carnival, Lantern Festival Lantern Show, Fireworks Evening Party and "Snow Style" performance will take place.
Let the snow culture of Xinyuan come to the world
Located in a temperature inversion region with a special geographical environment, Xinyuan boasts a long snow period, good snow quality and exceptional advantages to develop ice and snow tourism. Xinyuan aims to create "world-class tourism competitive goods" through the ice and snow tourism culture festival, to popularize the characteristic Kazakhstan culture and to change Xinyuan ice and snow tourism into a kind of culture brand, bringing it from Xinjiang to the world.
The Narat Grasslands are one of the world's top four valley grasslands, and possess full mountain springs, streams, interlacing riverways and lush forests, so that they are called the "Air Grasslands". Winter in Narat is full of good-quality snow, and ski lovers come one after another from Xinjiang and outside of Xinjiang.
Fly from Beijing to Urumqi directly, and get on a tourism coach (running three times per day) from Urumqi to Xinyuan County.
SOURCE City Channel of CRI Online