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Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 16:34

Snow village


Xuexiang Village, which literally means snow village, a once State-owned impoverished forestry farm located in China's northernmost province of Heilongjiang, has been transformed into a booming tourist resort, thanks to its forest resources and vision.

Formerly known as Shuangfeng forestry farm, the village is located at the southern foot of Changbai mountain. The snow here starts falling in October and begins to melt in April due to the influence of Siberian cold front and warm current from the Sea of Japan.

An unusual scene that is unique to the village is the "snow mushrooms", which are formed after sticky snow falls onto wood piles. Together with log cabins, pine trees and snowy mountains, the place looks like a fairy tale world.

Snow village
The moon lights up the log cabins in Xuexiang Village on Nov 11, 2016. (Photo / VCG)

Snow village
The log cabins are blanketed in snow in Xuexiang Village on Feb 22, 2016. (Photo / IC)

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