Eco-tourism festival full of activities

Updated: 2012-06-05 10:57

(China Daily)

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Heilongjiang Forest Ecological Tourism Festival, an event aimed at promoting healthy and environmentally friendly travel, will be held in Yichun, Heilongjiang province, on July 13.

The annual gala, now in its 12th year, will feature folk song performances and a classical music concert by China Philharmonic Orchestra in Hinggan National Forest Park.

During the festival, tourists can venture deep into the forests, go river rafting and attend exhibitions of paintings, calligraphy and carvings on birch boards.

There are also trade talks and symposiums on eco-tourism.

Located in the Lesser Hinggan Mountains, 86 percent of Yichun is covered with forest. It is also home to the Korea Pine, a nationally protected plant.