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15 July 2015

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2017 Changsha Rural Tourism Festival (Winter Season)

 

The 2017 Changsha Rural Tourism Festival (Winter Season) kicked off on November 28 in Ningxiang. A series of winter-themed activities customized for visitors have been planned.


The recommended include:

 

Rural Photography Contest (Rural Gallery)
Duration: December 2017-Jannuary 2018
Venue: Tanhe Ancient Town, Ningxiang City
Citizens and visitors may upload their winter-themed photos taken by professional camera or mobile phone camera to a designated platform, and have the right to select prize-winning entries.

 

2017 Winter Celebrations at Piaofeng
Duration: November 2017-January 2018
Venue: Kaihui Town, Changsha County
Tourists have chance to enjoy a kind of popular food in Kaihui town, the whole roasted lamb, go to rural markets to experience how the rural residents prepare for spring festival, and catch fish at reservoir.

 

Half Marathon at Orange Isle Scenic Area
Date: December 26, 2017
Venue: Juzizhou (Orange Isle) Scenic Area, Yuelu District
Thousands of marathoners from across the country will join the competition.

 

Dawei Mountain Outdoor Skiing Festival
Duration: December 2017 – February 2018
Venue: Administrative Office of Dawei Mountain Forest Park, Liuyang City
The 26-ha outdoor ski resort on Dawei Mountain is the home for skiing and snowboarding fans in South China.

 

Shiyan Lake Bonfire Festival
Duration: December 2017 – February 2018
Venue: Shiyan Lake Scenic Area, Yuhua District
Tourists may experience unique fire culture at the bonfire festival that is often celebrated by ethnic minorities.

 

2017 Christmas Run at Jinggang
Time: December 2017
Venue: Jinggang Ancient Town, Wangcheng District
Visitors have the luck to join in the 2017 Christmas Run with famous Hunan TV hostess, enjoy carnival performances, and participate in lottery at Jinggang Ancient Town.

 

First Changsha County Hiking Festival
Time: December 2017
Venue: Fulin Town, Changsha County
Tourists are invited to hike Yingzhu Mountain, where they can enjoy fresh air, join Treasure Hunt, and participate in specimen making contest and mountaineering competition.

 

New Year’s Day Celebrations at Jinggang
Duration: January 1-3, 2018
Venue: Jinggang Ancient Town, Wangcheng District
Events: collecting specified stamps for tourism “passport”, and taking part in New Year calligraphy and painting exchange

 

2018 Xunlonghe Lantern Festival
Time: February 2018
Venue: Xunlonghe Ecological Art Town, Changsha County
Events: enjoying lantern show, taking part in temple fair, and doing shopping for Spring Festival

 

2018 Jinggang Chinese New Year Celebrations
Duration: February 15 – 22, 2018
Venue: Jinggang Ancient Town, Wangcheng District
Events: Spring Festival celebrations, street time-travel show, and temple fair. Visitors may send their blessings to friends and relatives at a studio set up on the ancient street, which will be broadcasted by a local television station.

 

Baiguo Orchard Winter Camp
Time: January 2018
Venue: Baiguo Orchard, Wangcheng District
Parents and children make ciba (a special glutinous rice cake), Chinese New Year’s cake, and scarecrows; perform lion and dragon dance; make dumplings and cook rice in bamboo tubes, walk on stilts; enjoy whole-roasted lamb; attend campfire party; and spend an authentic rural New Year.

 

Winter Carnival at Changsha Window on the World
Duration: December 2017-January 2018
Venue: Changsha Window on the World, Kaifu District
Events: Christmas Snow Carnival; New Year’s Eve countdown party and fireworks show; and international red nose festival

New Year’s Celebration at Dachengqiao Town
Time: December 2017
Venue: Dachengqiao Town, Ningxiang City
Visitors may join a costume ball and treasure hunt, enjoy buffet at yurts during Christmas, and have a different lunar New Year through Fortune God worshipping, Spring Festival shopping, and bonfire party.

 

Distinctive Culture Experience
Duration: November 2017 – January 2018
Venue: Xunlonghe Ecological Art Town, Changsha County
Events: stay at wooden hotel and motorhome, taste local delicacies, and enjoy natural scenery and folk culture

 

2017 Huitang Hot Spring Festival
Duration: December 2017 – February 2018
Venue: Huitang Town, Ningxiang City
Events: taking a hot spring and getting refreshed

Chinese source: changsha.com.cn