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Beijing Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival


Date: January 15-February 29
Venue: Longqing Gorge in Yanqing County (Beijing)

The Chinese turn winter into a poetic and colourful fiesta of ice and light. The majestic Longqing Gorge, 80 kilometer outside Beijing, is the scene for fireworks, ice sculptures and ice fishing.

Massive blocks of ice are carved into animals and figures of all shapes and sizes. Tourists may participate in the ice and snow revelry festival and visit the Great Wall at Badaling and the Kangxi grasslands.