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  • First hiking competition in Xinjiang opens by Chaiwopu Lake
    2010-02-08    source:Xinhuanet    author:

    Chaiwopu Lake

    URUMQI, Feb. 6, 2010 -- The first hiking competition in Xinjiang opened here on Saturday by the charming and beautiful Chaiwopu Lake at the foot of Bogda Peak in Xinjiang.

    A total of 311 hikers braved cold and strong wind took part in the competition.

    Zhang Jianzhong, the director general of Urumqi Municipal Sports Bureau, said: "This competition aims at improving the fitness of citizens and at the same time promoting the harmonious development of man and nature."