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Snow world in Mohe town attracts visitors

Reporter: Guan Yang 丨 CCTV.com

02-07-2016 14:24 BJT

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In Mohe, a northernmost town on the China-Russia border in Heilongjiang Province, a snow wonderland has proved to be very attractive to visitors.

Mohe, in Heilongjiang Province, is located at the northern extremity of the country, and the river which runs through the village serves as the natural boundary between China and Russia, the Russians call it the Amur River, and in Chinese it is called Heilongjiang – meaning the Black Dragon River, from which the province receives its name.

This is the one and only village which has the highest latitude in China, and it is refereed to as "China's Arctic Town", if you want to capture the phenomena of aurora Borealis and midnight sun, the Arctic town is the perfect place to be.

Speaking of the weather here, there is a saying that goes: there's cold in China's northeast, and then there's bone chilling cold in Mohe. The average temperature during the winter here can reach as low as -30 degree Celsius.

And because the Arctic town is becoming such a popular destination for winter holidays, many people are impressed by the magnificent landscape here, the snow season lasts nearly 8 months. the village was built in the 1960s, today it covers an area of 16 square kilometers, It's really not big, a tour takes no time at all.

There are about 200 permanent households with a combined population of 1,000 people. And most people in the village are employees of the forestry bureau.

For now they no longer rely on lumbering for a living, but spend most of their time gardening and offering hospitality to tourists.

When tourists come to the arctic town, the locals welcome them into their homes, where the tourists are served natural food grown locally, sleep on heated brick beds which are distinctive features in Northeast China.

So the lunar new year is no longer exclusive of staying in your own house, you can always take your family out and have some quality time in the ice and snow world.

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