Cross-country Elites Showcase the Beauty of Chinese Snow Sculpting City

Jan 22, 2013, 09:03 ET from City Channel of CRI Online

HAILAR, China, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From January 19-21, 2013, the 2013 "Guna River Cup" Inner Mongolia Hailar (Ice and Snow) National Field Cross-Country Championship was held in Hailar, Hulun Buir, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. An original report by City Channel of CRI Online follows:

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Cross-country Elites Gather in Snowfield: Competition Begins

This competition which also acted as the unveiling of the COC had a theme of "Showing Glamour of Snowfield and Exhibiting Grace of Racing Cars". Cross-country elites from all over the country gathered in Hailar to compete in a competition of ice and snow racing cars. The agenda for the competition included long-distance ice-snow cross-country racing and a field ice-snow steeplechase.

Key Events Show the Beauty of Chinese Snow Sculpting City

This event is the first "national ice-snow field racing car cross-country championship" held in Inner Mongolia. It is also the sports brand event that was forged during the "Twelve-Five Year Plan" period at Hulun Buir City and Hailar District. This competition gives full play to the ice and snow resources of Hailar and embodies the unique glamour of being a "Chinese Snow-Sculpting City" and has great significance  in terms of quickening the strategic objective of becoming a famous cultural destination for tourists as well as being a "commercial-trade logistics node city", regional center and "ecologically livable city" in northern China.

New Highlights Promote the Shaping of a Tourism Brand

In recent years, winter sports in Hailar have become a new draw which has attracted those who enjoy adventure. The successful holding of the National Winter Swimming Invitational Tounament, First International Snow-sculpting Competition, Ice-snow Vehicle Motor Rally and Winter-swimming Invitational Tournament in China's northern regions has also helped promote the early stages of "Ecology, Nationality, Red and Silver" tourism.

How to get there:

1.  Train: Take K1301 at Beijing Station or K274/K275/K277 at Beijing North Station directly to               Hailar.

2.  Air: Fly from Beijing Capital International Airport to Hailar

SOURCE City Channel of CRI Online