The end of the year 2015 is coming in the twinkling of an eye. The year-end is always accompanied by busyness, as we busy ourselves with thinking about whether the plan of this year has been realized and busy ourselves with planning our goal for the next year. However busy you might be, please remember to reward your family and yourself as you have worked so hard this year. Isn't a winter trip a best idea?
In wintertime, if we want to find flying snow, we must go northward all the way. We can go to China's Snow Land, Harbin, and Tibet, to find the wonderful view in the snow and ice that belongs to our own!
Brief Introduction to the Snow Land：Mudanjiang Shuangfeng Forest Farm is characterized by a long snow period and frequent snowfall, with a period of snow accumulation as long as 7 months. Its snowfall might be the biggest in China, and its quality of snow is indeed good with a high degree of viscosity, and reputed as "China's Snow Land". Its famous scenic spots include "Snow Thoroughfare", "Night of Snowscape", "Four Trenches of Snow Land” (Wonderland Trench, Beautiful Trench, West Trench and North Cross).
In the midwinter, Harbin is covered with white snow everywhere，and the yearly Ice Lantern Tour will take you to a ice-decorated fairyland. Here you can view the magnificent ice architecture, ingenious ice sculpture，picturesque ice slush flowers. In addition, you can also join the ice sports such as ice sailing, ice sledge, ice motorcycling, angling through the thaw hole and so on.
Tibet is reputed as "Roof of the World", and is very cold in most of the time. It is covered with snow and ice, making people afraid from afar. Yet, just in this world full of ice and snow, there are some areas with hot fog and clouds all the year round, where the ground is boiling hot in heat waves, while the hot gas is spurting out of the spring openings, reaching the sky. That is the famous terrestrial heat scene of Tibet, namely the largest geyser basin only existing in Tibet of China, Tagejia Geyser Basin.
For those seeking a warm romance in winter, namely, people who hope to go away from the cold days, north wind, flying blowing snow and frozen earth, and then visit the warm sunshine and beach to seek the romance in wintertime, the following five places will naturally be the ideal options, as they have the features of spring, with birds' twittering and fragrance of flowers, full of romantic sense.
Pingtan Island is China's fifth largest island, with an average annual temperature being 20 degrees or so. The whole island has a twisting coast, with a coastline as long as 408 kilometers. Pingtan Island's abrasion geomorphy is very distinct, as there are sea-washed cliffs, sea caves, sea-washed holes, wave-cut benches, marine-cut terrace, etc. The huge human-like stone as large as four times of Leshan Buddha of Sichuan, Haitan Tianshen (Marine God) is a grand view of the island. Its image is so vivid, and its shape is so odd, being the largest concentric weathering modeling of natural granite in the world.
Volcanic Island is also called "Six-Pillar Island". It is composed of six linked islets. On the island, there are fresh green trees of great varieties，and we can also see tropic wild fruits rarely seen in our daily life. If you just want to relieve your boredom, then stroll on the sandbank with bare feet. While treading on the delicate sandbank heated by the sunshine, you will feel a warm current swelling from your sols to your heart.
Mengla is the southernmost county of Yunnan, belonging to Xishuangbanna Dai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture, having a tropical rain forest rarely seen in the world. The Pu'er tea and the Ancient Tea Transporting Road there are world-renowned. There is no severe cold in winter, with an annual average temperature being 21 degrees, and you can tour here in any season.
Xuwen County is located at the southernmost end of China' inland. Here you can see a tropic scene，such as the dancing coconut trees on the coast, the candle plants that can endure dry heat, the quality mango, and other kinds of tropical plants.
Denglou Jiao is the marking architecture of the place. You can mount Denglou Jiao to overlook the odd escallops on the silver-colored beach, and the fish and shrimp stranded after the ebb. The colorful and oddly-shaped coral reef groups are even more worth seeing.
Duringthis season, find a place with a balmy climate, to bask in the sunshine or do window-shopping in a leisurely manner: How enjoyable itis! The ancient town Huili in the southern part of Liangshan Prefecture reputed as "Little Spring City" is indeed an ideal option. It is surrounded by mountains,with a moderate climate, as warm as spring all the year round. Its annual temperature is 18 degrees centigrade, and its annual sunshine time is as long as 2,500 hours. The ancient town Huili of Sichuan is just such a warm and agreeable place.