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Play with ice and snow, pray for good luck at the scenic spots, piece holidays together to go abroad
"Ice and snow trip" is the most lovable among all New Year trips in Shenyang
source: Shenyang Daily   2019-01-03 11:02

January 2, reporter learned in the interview that ice and snow trip is quite popular among Shenyang citizens and tourist from other places. Many tourists choose to pray for good luck at scenic spots or watch folk custom display.Having a happy "New Year trip" has become the first choice for many people.

"Twinkle, twinkle" adorable ice and snow

Little children don't sit in front of the computers in holidays any more. They step on the ski track and feel the happiness of gallop on the snow. Their laughing swirled in the ice and snow world... "Ice and snow trip" has become the most adorable choice during the New Year holiday.

Statistics of Shenyang Tourism Group shows that 20760 tourists went to Qipan Mountain in the 3-day New Year holiday.Over 8000 tourists went to Qipan Mountain scenic spot everyday in the last two days of the holiday.Guaipo Ski Resort had its peak period during New Year holiday."As a snowboard resort, all snowboard equipment on the second floor are all rented out at around 11 o'clock everyday during the holiday. 150 snowboard coaches serve all the guests, teach them how to snowboarding and make them love snowboarding!" said relevant official of Guaipo Ski Resort.

Statistics of many tourism websites show that skiing and skating are definitely the most popular activities during New Year holiday.

Cultural scenic areas have become the "love" of tourists

"I took my family to Shenyang Imperial Palace on the first day of the new year. We took pictures in front of the Blessing Wall, watched the performance and felt that we have spent the New Year happily and luckily." said Shenyang citizen Tong Zheng. He said that he found "intangible cultural heritage series handcraft class" held at Shenyang Imperial Palace quite interesting and wanted to take his child to take part in such activities.

Reporter learned that many tourists want to celebrate the New Year with a sense of ritual. Thus, attending traditional folk custom display and such activities at cultural scenic areas has become the fashionable choice for tourists to spend the New Year holiday.Shenyang Imperial Palace, Commander Zhang's Mansion, Beiling Park (Zhao Mausoleum) receive about 10,000 tourists each day during the New Year holiday.

Relevant official of Lvmama.com told the reporter that along with the broadcasting of the TV shows such as <National Treasure> and <Masters in Forbidden City>, museums, cultural heritage, folk custom display and praying for good luck have become the highlights which attract the tourists. Statistics of Lvmama.com shows that tourists who do praying for good luck, go sightseeing at historical places of interests and climb the mountains take up about 31.5% of the total number of tourists.

Short holidays cannot stop the long journey

Though there are only three days in this New Year holiday, people still cannot hold back their desire for a long journey. Lots of tourists piece holidays together to make a long journey. Statistics of Tuniu.com shows that the peak period of this year's New Year holiday is December 30, 2018. About 30% of the trips are more than 3 days long.Thailand, Japan and Singapore are the hot destinations of outbound tourism.Escaping from cold weather in Thailand, taking a bath in the hot spring and appreciating snow in Japan are the most popular things.Besides, comfortable sea island trips are also quite popular during New Year holiday. Phuket Island, Bali Island, Saipan, Maldives and Boracay Island are the top choices.

What worth mentioning is that every September to March the second year is the best time to appreciate aurora borealis at North Pole. Though Finland, Norway and Iceland are not the top ten destinations during New Year holiday, a large number of tourists chose to go to these places.Number of tourists to Iceland increased 128% compared with that of last year. Iceland is quite popular among young tourists who born in 1990s.

Reporter Liu Haibo and Li Hao

Editor: zfw05