Tropical Hainan Winter
Most people dream of spending winter in a warm place. Located at the southernmost tip of China, Hainan Province is synonymous with blue skies, crystal clear seawater, pristine beaches, and palm tree shadows.
Historically, Hainan was once a wild, undeveloped region populated largely by exiles. Su Dongpo (1037-1101), a literary giant of the Song Dynasty, was once exiled to Hainan for political reasons. But when he arrived, he was pleased to find the island heavenly. So, the event resulted in several poems detailing Hainan’s beauty. The island is also home to diverse cultures. More than 30 ethnic groups, including Li, Miao, Zhuang, and Hui, inhabit the province. Many have preserved their distinct customs and habits.
Hainan has a tropical, moist, monsoon climate, making it an ideal place to spend winter. With a coastline of more than 1,580 kilometers, most places in Hainan are blessed with white sand, tropical beaches, and abundant sunshine. The province has already constructed many golf courses for tourists.
Generally speaking, there are three basic tourism routes in the province. The first is the east coast scenery tour, the second is the ethnic tour, and the third is the west coast primeval forest tour. And remember, Sanya, China’s southernmost city, is a must-visit if you are seriously considering a trip. Although winter in Hainan is warm, bringing a sweater is necessary.
Fubao Rural Culture Festival
From November 17 to 22, the Second China Fubao Rural Culture Festival was held in Fubao Village, Kunming City, capital of Yunnan Province.
With the theme “demonstrating the achievements of rural development and celebrating ethnic unity”, the festival featured eight major events, displaying new development of China’s rural areas, farmers, and agriculture.
Shanghai-Hangzhou High-speed Railway
A new high-speed rail line connecting Shanghai to Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, recently began operation.