On January 1, as the new year begins, let us also start anew. On New Year’s Day, thousands of tourists gathered at the Dragon and Tiger Sightseeing Tower, a national scenic spot of Fangchuan, which was located at the junction of the three countries, to welcome the first sunrise of the new year.
Fangchuan national scenic spot in Hunchun is located at the junction of the three countries which has attracted a large number of Chinese and foreign tourists over the years to make good wishes for the new year. The New Year's Blessing Festival is a new year celebration held in Hunchun city. Since 2010, Hunchun city has jointly held the blessing activity of "Taking a glance at the three countries, Enjoying the sunrise and Welcoming the new year" with Russia and other countries for many years which has become one of the top ten tourism brands in Jilin province and a national famous tourism brand.
At 5:00am, there were some activities such as flashing and colorful lights in the Dragon and Tiger Sightseeing Tower. Tourists from home and abroad gathered here to watch the new year's performances and taste Korean food. At 5:50am, fireworks lit up the night sky of the three countries, Fangchuan scenic area of China, Khasanskiy Rayon of Russia and Dooman River of DPRK. People cheered and took photos of this unforgettable moment.
As the eastern sky gradually presented a purple color, tourists gathered at the viewing platform of each floor of the Dragon and Tiger Sightseeing Tower and waited for the first sunrise of the new year. At 6:45am, the clouds in the eastern sky slowly turned to gold color, and a red sun rose from the skyline. With the splendid scenery, tourists made good wishes for the new year.
Photo/ Wang Faquan and Zhang Yan, Jilin daily omni-media reporters