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  • Gordon Dumoulin

Early start of the 'hot' season for China's snow town...

Earlier this month a 30 cm snowfall turned Shuangfeng Forest Farm in the countryside of Mudanjiang prefecture (็‰กไธนๆฑŸๅธ‚) in Heilongjiang province into a winter fairytale land.

Located about a 1,500km drive North-East from Beijing (and 250km NW from Russia's Vladivostok), Shuangfeng Forest Farm has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, dubbed ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ'๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป. Covered with snow up to 6 months a year, the town is known for its beautiful scenery.

The ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต-๐—˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ is paving ways for increasing (eco-)tourism and ecological protection in more than one way. ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป or Changbai Mountain with the Heavenly crater lake (UNESCO) at the border with North Korea, ski resorts, and natural reserves including the formal establishment last month of a huge national park with an area of 15,000 km2 spreading in #Heilongjiang#Heilongjiang and #Jilin#Jilin provinces to protect among other species the ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ are some examples.

#heilongjiang #jilin #wintertime #snowtown #nationalpark #northeastchina

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