The best destinations in January to start a new year
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Chongqing is a good place to visit in January before the coming of Spring Festival. Since a new year means a new start, why not travel to at least one destination so as to start a brand new year. What are the best places to visit in January?
Gold Buddha Mountain · Nanchuan
Snow is very common in North China, but rare in the south. However, the Gold Buddha Mountain, which is located 30 degrees north latitude, brings us surprises: you can take the cableway to the snow world, and the white snow is the most virginal scenery. After appreciating the snow, you can take a bath in hot spring in this snow world. Gold Buddha Mountain is only within about one-hour drive of the downtown of Chongqing. Skiing and roast whole lamb are also offered there.
Location: Gold Buddha Mountain, Nanchuan
Transportation: take direct tourist bus bound for Gold Buddha Mountain at Longtousi Transport Hub.
Fairy Mountain · Wulong
Fairy Mountain is always the hottest destination all year around. But it presents a different beauty after snow. In the outdoor ski resort on the Mountain, tourists can have fun from different games like sleighs, snow tubing and skiing boat.
Location: Xiannvshan Town, Wulong
Transportation: take non-stop tourist bus bound for Fairy Mountain at Longtousi Transport Hub.
East Hot Spring Town · Banan
The hot spring resorts in downtown are always crowded on weekends. So the East Hot Spring in the suburb is recommended. It enjoys a good reputation for less tourists, nice scenery and high cost performance. Agritainment is very popular around East Hot Spring. It is surrounded by green mountains and boasts fine environment and also offers private hot tub. You can stay overnight there to enjoy yourself.
Location: Wubu River, Dongwen Town, Banan
Transportation: take the coach bound for Sanfengquan at Sigongli Transport Hub.
Longshui Lake · Dazu
Longshui Lake is called the “Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake” of Chongqing, which is also accompanied by green mountains and clear water. Besides, there’s a five-star lakeside hot spring. Its scenery is really stunning. You may try rowing if you travel there.
Location: Longshuihu Town, Dazu
Transportation: Chenjiaping / Longtousi / Caiyuanba Bus Station – Longshuihu
Jingguan Town · Beibei
The blossom time of wintersweet comes a little late this year. Many local people are familiar with Jingguan, which is famous for the vast area planted with wintersweet. Jingguan, the greatest place to enjoy wintersweet, has the best blooming wintersweet and wide planting areas. As the flowering phase comes, wintersweet would be in full bloom with strong and refreshing fragrance.
Location: Jingguan Town, Beibei
Transportation: take Line 6 to Beibei and transfer to Route 963 and get off at Jingguan.
(Translated by Xu Mengmiao, Fathom Language Limited)