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  • Cold Front Wreaks Transport Havoc

    Cold Front Wreaks Transport Havoc

    The latest cold front over the weekend saw snow and sleet sweep across the country, stranding thousands of people on highways and disrupting travel plans for thousands more as flights were delayed. As if to usher in 2011, snow and sleet fell on New Year's Eve in Southwest China's Guizhou province before spreading to the western part of neighboring Hunan province, local weather officials said.On Sunday morning, snow and sleet fell over most parts of Guizhou as temperatures dropped below freezing with severe icy patches forming on the ground, prompting highway closures and flight delays at Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou. Zhangjiajie city airport, in western Hunan, also reported flight delays.As of Sunday noon, Guizhou authorities had ordered the closure of all express highways in the province. Altogether 6,200 people were stranded across the province.The closures also caused a massive traffic backlog, numbering nearly 1,500 vehicles, in an adjacent area of Nandan county, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, local authorities said on Sunday.As a result of this, up to 8,000 people were stranded on the highway to Guizhou, Xinhua reported.The National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast that snow and sleet would continue until Sunday night, with heavy snow expected in parts of Guizhou and Hunan.The widespread snow and sleet could help ease drought in those areas, the center said.Meanwhile, heavy snow blanketed northwestern, central and eastern areas of the country including Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Hubei and Jiangxi.On Sunday, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region witnessed the steepest plunge in temperature so far this winter, according to the local meteorological office.Urumqi, the regional capital, recorded its lowest temperature at -24 C, while the temperature in the Altay region, the most northerly part of Xinjiang, dropped to - 42 C. Most parts of Altay also saw heavy accumulation of snow, in some areas as much as 65 cm, easily surpassing the average record for this time of year.The extreme weather will last until Tuesday, the local meteorological office said on Sunday.In Northeast China, snow was a constant feature over the weekend. Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, recorded 11 days of non-stop snow, the longest ever period for December.In sharp contrast, Beijing was unlikely to experience significant snow over the next four or five days, the city's meteorological bureau said on Sunday. This week, a cold front will embrace most parts of the country, from west to east, the NMC said on Sunday.Xinhua contributed to this story.
    News 2011-01-04 13:42 View:1188
  • The world's first-Iceman-was born in Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan

    The world's first-Iceman-was born in Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan

    January 3, 2011 afternoon, A new world record in Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan born. 56-year-old from China, Jin Songhao, in the freezer full of ice adhered to 120 minutes, becoming the world's first "Iceman" His teammate Chen Kecai insisted 118 minutes, the two both broke the Dutch Hough, created in 2000 in Hong Kong, 115 minutes of record. They also get "Tianmenshan legendary hero " in the title.
    News 2011-01-04 12:25 View:2381
  • Zhangjiajie Frozen living in Tianmenshan clouds and dreams of the Peak

    Zhangjiajie Frozen living in Tianmenshan clouds and dreams of the Peak

    January 3, 2011, Chen Kecai-China's first "Iceman"and  cold strange man, from Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province,  and Jin Songhaothe-China's first"The Snowman", from  Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province.Chen Kecai and Jin SonghaoChen KecaiJin Songhao  Volunteers    12:50 noon, two brave challenger, appear together  in Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan clouds and dreams of the Peak.Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan recent days under the snow,Extreme cold weather.They were into a transparent glass container.Field staff to the glass container into the ice until the ice cover to the neck of the Challenger.Who can adhere to the longest?Along with many volunteers to participate in this event.Challenge Results:Chen Kecai-the China's first "Iceman" insisted cold long 118 minutes.Jin Songhao-the China's first"The Snowman"insisted cold long 120 minutes.Jin Songhao be the world's "first Iceman "Challenges of extreme cold, the human person with the longest.TianmenshanZhangjiajieZhangjiajie Tianzishan
    News 2011-01-03 15:46 View:2482
  • Chinese "Icemen" Break World Record in Zhangjiajie

    Chinese "Icemen" Break World Record in Zhangjiajie

    The Chinese "Icemen" Chen Kecai (left) and Jin Songhao (right) stand in a plastic box during a cold endurance competition in Zhangjiajie on Jan. 3, 2011. Jin Songhao and the other challenger Chen Kecai, both from Northeast China's Helongjiang province, took part in an ice endurance contest held on Tianmen Mountain on Monday, in which the two stayed in ice wearing nothing but a swimsuit. Jin Songhao dwarfed Wim Hof's world record for the longest ice bath by immersing himself in ice for 120 minutes while Chen last for 118 minutes. The previous world record was 115 minutes, which was made by Dutch "Iceman" Win Hof on Dec 30, 2010.
    News 2011-01-03 13:47 View:1991
  • New Year began in 2011, Zhangjiajie first snowfall

    New Year began in 2011, Zhangjiajie first snowfall

    Start the New Year 2011,Ushered in the first snow of Zhangjiajie.Zhangjiajie is a world of ice.Zhangjiajie snow greet guests at home and abroad.Welcome to zhangjiajie view snow...
    News 2011-01-01 09:08 View:2211
  • Welcome to the attractive Snow Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan Forest Park

    Welcome to the attractive Snow Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan Forest Park

    According to the latest weather forecast, Zhangjiajie will usher in the New Year's first snow. Snow City in southern China  Snowman   After the snow clouds   Kiss with rime Devil in western Hunan Province China  We pray it together with the snow, in the New Year just beginningWelcome to the snow Zhangjiajie
    News 2010-12-30 17:50 View:1991
  • Zhangjiajie Tianzishan snow filled Christmas

    Zhangjiajie Tianzishan snow filled Christmas

    Christmas Snow in the World Natural Heritage of Zhangjiajie attractiveZhangjiajie Tianzishan on the bright moon, stars shineNorthland scenery of ZhangjiajieZhangjiajie snow, surging moment
    News 2010-12-26 15:01 View:1729
  • Zhangjiajie snow-covered landscapes

    Zhangjiajie snow-covered landscapes

    Influenced by the cold air, some scenic areas in Zhangjiajie are under snow again.On December 24th morning, snow attractive Tianmenshan, Wulingyuan and some other scenic areas.Snowy scene in TianmenshanOn December 24th morning, snow attractive Tianmenshan, Wulingyuan and some other scenic areas.
    News 2010-12-24 21:27 View:2380