Snow village, a farm turns fairy tale world in Heilongjiang

By Jiang Wei | | 2016-11-23 14:27

Snow village, a farm turns fairy tale world in Heilongjiang

A beautiful scenery in Xuexiang Village on Dec 18, 2015. [Photo/IC]

Several decades ago, people came to the farm as loggers, living off the forest. Years of excessive logging resulted in a resource crunch. According to Fan Zhaoyi, a logger with 30 years' experience, his family's yearly income was 1,000 yuan ($145) in 1999.

In 1998, the central government launched the natural forest protection project. Shuangfeng forestry farm stopped logging and started to make good use of the snow to develop the tourism industry.

Amateur photographers first promoted the beautiful scenery. With word of mouth and the development of internet, Xuexiang Village gradually became famous. Tourists began coming.

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