A pleasant hike and a horse drawn sleigh ride. Crisp fresh snow, lush forest and fairytale winter landscapes. It’s cold, but not too cold for outdoor fun. In this episode we try the easiest but most direct way to experience more about the crystallised town.
A picturesque village against the mountains of Heilongjiang. With seven months snow a year, this is where winter can truly be celebrated. In the first episode of this new series, Drone and Phone escapes from Hong Kong to the Northeastern China Snow Town to enjoy some fantastic frosty activities.
The much overlooked Zhaoqing district is just a four-hour train journey from Hong Kong, three hours on the bus from Shenzhen and an hour and half from Guangzhou international airport. Running along the West River the city has two spectacular parks within easy reach. For those prepared to venture a little further, there are some stunning Karst landscapes to explore, huge caves and fascinating ancient rural villages.
A long peaceful walk all within the city with crags to climb, lakes to cross and caves to discover. The Seven Star Crags has beautifully manicured gardens, Buddhist & Taoist idols, classical bridges and trees that grow out of the water.
The ticket to the park costs 78 Yuan and be bought at one of the three entrances. The easiest way to get in is by walking from Paifang square between Xinghu West Road and Xinghu Avenue. No need for a guide for this one as there are plenty of maps around the park to help you find your way.