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Winter wonderland at Bird's Nest

By Huan CAO (
Updated: 2010-12-21 10:59
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The Bird's Nest, China's landmark Olympic stadium in Beijing, is hosting a snow festival which attracted thousands to enjoy a wide variety of winter activities.

Mounds of artificial snow, mini ski slopes and skating rinks were crowded with snow lover bundled up like Eskimos. Located in one of Beijing's most popular tourist spots, residents and visitors looking for a little winter fun don't have to travel far.

This is the festival's second year. Last year was the first time the event was held at the 526-million-dollar arena, and the representatives say they look forward to continuing to celebrate this new winter tradition.

The winter wonderland provides a fun, interesting snow world for locals and tourists to explore during the Christmas and the Chinese New Year period.

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