Xu Lin

China Daily - - LIFE - The Love of Er­gun. khleb khleb khleb Con­tact the writ­ers at [email protected]­nadaily.com.cn

river dur­ing the pe­riod.

This his­tory is por­trayed lo­cal mu­si­cal,

It tells the story of a young Rus­sian woman, who falls in love with a Chi­nese gold miner. They re­turn to his home­town, Er­gun, and wed.

It’s a por­trait of the mar­riages be­tween eth­nic­i­ties at the time. The fifth gen­er­a­tion of their de­scen­dants live in the area to­day.

The city’s Liliya Manor of­fers ac­com­mo­da­tion in Rus­sian-style build­ings and Rus­sian din­ing and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences. Its founder, Feng Yuxia, is the sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion de­scen­dant of a Chi­nese-and-Rus­sian fam­ily. She makes (bread) ac­cord­ing to her Rus­sian grand­mother’s recipe.

Lo­cals in tra­di­tional Rus­sian garb greet guests by ob­serv­ing a tra­di­tion of of­fer­ing them dipped in salt.

The manor’s Khleb Cul­ture Cen­ter show­cases cul­ture. Vis­i­tors can watch hosts make the bread or make it them­selves, and sam­ple dif­fer­ent fla­vors and shapes.

In­deed, the warmth of the lo­cals is one of the many ap­peals that make Hu­lun­buir a hot des­ti­na­tion in the cold sea­son. in the

PHO­TOS BY XU LIN / CHINA DAILY

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