The Harbin Tourism Administration had promoted Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Xiamen City in last week. They hope to attract more local tourists to see the 2013 Harbin ice festival.
Being a megalopolis with the highest latitude in China, Harbin has a long period of snow. Its large quantities of snow is of good quality and perfect for skiing and making ice and snow sculptures. Harbin and its surrounding area have more them 40 ski resorts, which are suitable for different level skiers. Of all, the most famous one is Yabuli Ski Resort, it has the longest Alpine skiing courses of its kind in Asia.
On Jan 5, 2013, the 29th China Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival will be officially open. During the festival, more than 100 activities and festivals will be held in Harbin city, such as, ice wedding ceremony, ice and snow carnival, ice sculpture competitions, snow sculpture competitions, ice and snow trade talk, ice lantern fair, winter swimming, Volga Manor cross-country skiing festival, Taiping Lake winter fishing festival, Chuang Guan Dong (brave the journey to the Northeast) Cuisine and Culture Festival, Ice and Snow Film Festival, and so on. The Harbin Tourism Administration did all it could do to promote Harbin's tourism resources in Xiamen, they hoped the locals and the foreign expats in Xiamen can go to Harbin to experience a special winter that cannot find in South China.