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Christmas in Shangri La

News and Travel Editor

It’s Christmas, we promised you some festive cheer and at China Icons, we’ll never let you down. Here is our Christmas special blog and video!

Ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in the most remote provinces in China? In Shangri La, Yunnan Province, Christmas is an extremely popular and important time of year. It’s a time when the whole community celebrate together through the night of Christmas Eve and into the next day. So settle down with a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie, and relax whilst you watch our peak into Christmas in Shangri La…

You might have noticed a significant lack of the white stuff in our video. Don’t worry! We’ve made up for it below, with a collection of our favourite winter scenes in China. Don’t forget to comment with your favourites and to let us know how you’ll be celebrating Christmas this year.

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Image by Allen Watkin.

prince-teng-pavillion-winterA beautiful shot of the Pavilion of Prince Teng in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province.

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Image by 张悦洋 (Zhang Yueyang).

A Chinese Winter storm hits Hefei in Anhui Province back in 2008.

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Image by Roderick Eime. Licensed under CC 2.0.

Fancy trekking the Great Wall at this time of year?

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Image by Bridget Coila. Licensed under CC 2.0.

A very atmospheric pic of the Summer Palace in Winter.

We hope this blog has made you cosy and glad to be indoors, it looks pretty chilly in some of those pictures! Comment below with your favourite winter scenes and with whatever you’ll be getting up to this Christmas.