Top 8 February destinations in China

By Lin Liyao
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The Year of the Dragon has arrived! Want to start the Year of the Dragon by witnessing the amazing changing of the season with both winter sceneries and the coming of the spring? Just follow through the top 8 most suitable tourist destinations in February to enjoy snowscape, hot springs and the Valentine's Day!

   Emei Mountain, Sichuan (峨眉山)


Emei Mountain, one of the 'Top 8 February destinations in China' by

Emei Mountain in Sichuan [Photo by dada8783/bbs.fengniao] 

Emei Mountain, standing in Emeishan City in the southwest part of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, is renowned for its sacred Buddhist culture and amazing natural beauty. Different from other snowy mountains, Mount Emei has two distinct sceneries in the winter. Around foothills, flourishing leaves and gurgling creeks make it as green and beautiful as in the summer. While above the altitude of 2,000 meters, it is a world of snow and ice. The whole mountain is covered with white carpet, and the trees are decorated in rime. The area is in fine weather In February, making Mount Emei an ideal place to enjoy a quiet end of the winter.

Travel tips:

Admission: 90 yuan from February to November; 150 yuan from December to January.

Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. in winter and spring (Oct. 8 to Apr. 30); 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in summer and autumn (May 1 to Oct. 7)

Directions: Take the tourist bus from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport (2 hours ride) or the long-distance bus from Xinnanmen Bus Station (about 3.5 hours ride) from downtown Chengdu.

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