The Year of the Snake is arrivomg! Want to start the Year of the Snake by witnessing the amazing changing of the season with both winter sceneries and the coming of the spring? The following show you top February destinations in China for your China tours.
1. Emei Mountain, Sichuan (峨眉山)
Emei Mountain, standing in Emeishan City in the southwest part of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, is renowned for its sacred Buddhist culture and amazing natural beauty. Different from other snowy mountains, Mount Emei has two distinct sceneries in the winter. Around foothills, flourishing leaves and gurgling creeks make it as green and beautiful as in the summer. While above the altitude of 2,000 meters, it is a world of snow and ice. The whole mountain is covered with white carpet, and the trees are decorated in rime. The area is in fine weather In February, making Mount Emei an ideal place to enjoy a quiet end of the winter.
Admission: 90 yuan from February to November; 150 yuan from December to January.
Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. in winter and spring (Oct. 8 to Apr. 30); 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in summer and autumn (May 1 to Oct. 7)
Directions: Take the tourist bus from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport (2 hours ride) or the long-distance bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station (about 3.5 hours ride) from downtown Chengdu.
You will have a different travel experience by comparison with that of Yangtze River cruises.
2. Hulunbuir Grassland, Inner Mongolia
Hulunbuir Grassland, located in the northeast of Inner Mongolia, is known as the "most unsullied grassland" in China. Named after the Hulun and Buir lakes, the grassland features the beautiful scenery of vast grassland, forests, rivers and lakes, as well as the unique custom of the Mongolian ethnic group. In the summer, the green grassland is dotted with colorful flowers, with cattle and sheep scattered among the fields. The winter provides a totally different view. White vast land, clean blue sky, breathtaking scenery and various interesting activities – all of these make the place a world of beauty and fun.
Opening hours: all day
Directions: Take train to Hailar District of Hulun Buir City, and then transfer to travel bus to Hunlunbuir Grassland.
If you have plan to visit China in Feb., you should consider these two attractions where have a different view from Shangri-La tours.
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