Badaling town kicks off its winter tourism festival

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Dragon dance in Badaling town. [photo by Yuan Yi]

Badaling town in northwestern Beijing's Yanqing district kicked off its first winter tourism cultural festival yesterday. 

The festival, lasting from January 9 to March 4, features a rich array of tourist-related activities, cultural experiences and local cuisine in Badaling's five villages of Shixia, Lipao, Shifosi, Chadao and Nanyuan as well as at the Badaling Ski Resort.

Making sugar figures. [photo by Yuan Yi]

Tourists can appreciate the broken fragments and watchtowers of the Great Wall dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). They can try their hands at DIY cultural heritage handicrafts such as papercutting, making hairy monkey artifacts, dough figurines, gourd pyrography handicrafts and cloth art, while enjoying unique local cuisine such as a rustic banquet cooked on stone in Shixia village.

A local artist makes a tiger papercut. Chinese New Year 2022, which falls on February 1, marks the Year of the Tiger. [photo provided to]

In addition, tourists can also enjoy winter sports of curling, short track, speed skating and figure skating in Lipao, watch dragon dance and drum dance in Shifoying, and go skiing at the Badaling Ski Resort.

Skiing at the Badaling Ski Resort. [photo provided to]

Together with Beijing city proper and Zhangjiakou, Yanqing is one of the three venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, which will begin on February 4.

Fish cooked on stone in Shixia village. [photo provided to]
Eggs fried on stone in Shixia village. [photo provided to]

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