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China's snow town: A dreamlike fairyland

People's Daily Online)  14:17, February 07, 2013  

Beautiful scenery of Shuangfeng Forest Farm in Mudanjiang City, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. (chinapic.people.com.cn)

Edited and translated by Du Mingming, People's Daily Online

China's snow town is located in Shuangfeng Forest Farm, under the jurisdiction of Dahailin Forest Bureau in Mudanjiang city, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. Situated at an elevation of 1,500 meters above sea level, the town covering 500 hectares is 105 kilometers from Changting town. Influenced by the warm current of the Sea of Japan and cold fronts from the Lake Baikal, the snow period here is up to seven months every year and snow thickness may reach around 2 meters. The snow here is famous for its thickness and high viscosity. Snow hangs from the eaves to the ground, forming a unique scene of "snow curtains".

Covered by snow, houses here show a variety of shapes like horses, lying rabbits, turtles, giant mushroom, etc. In the evening, tourists can participate in a bonfire party together with local people and sleep over at their homes. For photography enthusiasts, birches, cedrus, little huts, red lanterns, wattle wall, and sunrise are all wonderful themes.

In 2012, China's Snow Town was awarded the title "National Civilized Village" by the Central Committee of Civilization.

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(Editor:DuMingming、Ye Xin)

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