Ice and snow warm up winter tourism in Tibetan township
People wrestle with each other at the Wenshu Mountain Ski Resort in Sunan Yugu autonomous county, Zhangye, Gansu province, on Jan 7. [Photo by Wang Jiang]
The 4th Wenshu Mountain Snow and Ice Cultural Tourism Festival kicked off on Jan 7 in Sunan Yugu autonomous county, Zhangye, Gansu province, in a bid to build itself into an influential winter tourism destination.
A series of ice and snow activities, including snow wrestling and ice slides, were held for the general public. On the same day, some Tibetan township residents performed Guozhuang dance, a favorite collective bonfire dance of Tibetans, allowing them to show respect and reverence to nature.
With its rich natural landscapes and Tibetan-style tourist attractions, Sunan Yugur autonomous county’s ice and snow leisure tourism was a hit, and stimulated the consumption of food, accommodation, travel, shopping and entertainment in the local area.