LUSHAN, China, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Lushan Mountain was graced with its heaviest snowfall of this year's winter season during the Spring Festival Golden Week, creating a winter wonderland for those tourists who chose Lushan as the destination for their holiday travel and the place where they wanted to be when they rang in the year of the dragon. The entire mountain tourist resort was at various times during the three day holiday embraced with a magnificent thin hoarfrost covering and later by a thick layer of gleaming white snow. When snow falls in the mountainous regions of Southern China, it is a beautiful sight to behold!
The snow arrived after sunrise on the third day. In the mountainous area of Guling Shancheng, the view of beautiful jade towers and crystal palaces among the sparkling snow-laden trees and flowers was truly a sight to behold – a sight one could only imagine in a fairy tale. Tourists arriving from Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu provinces were amazed at the sight of the silver-white snow, glittering ice and exotic hoarfrost as they breathed in the frosty air and busily took pictures to capture the precious and rare moments.
The well-known scenic spots - Lushan Central Park, Blossom Path, Jinxiu Valley and Fairy Cave - received the most traffic, with entire families spanning three generations enjoying the scenery. Family members were in wonderment at the intricate designs created by the hoarfrost and took pictures excitedly while the youngest among them threw snowballs and made snowmen. A good time was had by all who chose Lushan as their destination.
Lushan Mountain has been promoting the scenic area as an ideal destination for a winter vacation, especially during the Spring Festival Golden Week, and the number of tourists choosing to visit the area during the winter months has been increasing steadily. This year during this period, the number of tourists traveling to Lushan Mountain reached 40,000, up 11.8% over the same period last year. The area's experience with tourism shows the choice of Lushan Mountain as a travel destination to be not only a safe and comfortable one, but also one that is truly enjoyed by all. Lushan Mountain's tourist organizations expect the number of visitors to continue to grow.
SOURCE Lushan Tourism Co., Ltd.