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Hotpot on ice offers a warm welcome to Xinjiang
2019-12-31 source:Xinhua
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A skier prepares to descend a slope at a resort near Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. Ski resorts around Urumqi have turned the city into a winter tourism destination. [Photo/Xinhua]
Winter sports enthusiasts can now feast on hotpot while skiing in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

The popular spicy dish is now being served at the Ice and Snow Festival of Hotpot, part of the regional winter tourism celebrations at Urumqi's Baiyun Ski Resort.

"What a meal of ice and fire," said Xu Xu, a visitor from Sichuan province-a region known for its spicy hotpot. "It's my first time to have it in the ice and snow. It feels wonderful."

As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games are fast approaching, Xinjiang, having abundant ice and snow, has seized the opportunity to promote winter tourism in recent years.

A variety of activities, including ice sculpture exhibitions, snow marathons and soccer matches on ice now beckon tourists to discover the delights of winter in Xinjiang.