Heilongjiang Fest Promises Adventure and Music
China Daily, July 13, 2011
The 11th Heilongjiang Forest Ecological Tourism Festival, is now operating in Yichun, Heilongjiang province, and will end on Aug 31.
It opened on July 5 with an orchestra concert in Hinggan National Forest Park. More than 100 artists performed classic red (revolution-themed) songs and folk songs.
During the festival, tourists can adopt a Korea Pine, join a city cycling contest, venture deep into the forests and go river rafting. It will also showcase the talents of tour guides, wait staff, and include folk music concerts, and exhibitions of paintings, calligraphy and carvings on birch boards.
Besides, real estate experts will gather to discuss the development of tourist sites and the construction of a tourism brand.
Located in the Lesser Hinggan Mountains, Yichun has a forest coverage of 86 percent and which is home to the Korea Pine, a national protected plant.
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