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Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival dates
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Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival

Snow sculpture © Bridget Coila
Snow sculpture © Bridget Coila

Those in Beijing between January and March should make a point of it to visit the magical Longqing Gorge Ice and Snow Festival. Marvel at a winter wonderland of intricately carved ice sculptures and ice lanterns, while fireworks turn the gorge into a colourful light show.

Visitors can try their hand at ice-fishing, tobogganing, ice-skating or various other snow sports. There is also an ice maze to get lost in. Looming spectacularly above all the attractions and activities is a 230 feet (70m) high frozen waterfall. There is something on offer for all age groups, making it a thrilling excursion for the whole family just under two hours' drive from central Beijing.

Venue: Longqing Gorge in Yanqing County, 56 miles (80km) north of Beijing

Date: 15 January 2020