China Opens 1st Skiing Theme Museum

Changchun Vasaloppet Museum, the first museum putting skiing as a theme in China, opened here on Saturday.

Supported by headquarters of Vasaloppet in Sweden and International Ski Federation and fans in Denmark, Norway and Finland, this blue and white color museum with an investment of 30 million yuan ($4.7 million) is built in the Jingyuetan National Forest Park, which has a total of 2400 square meters.

The design and style of the Museum have combined Chinese and European traditions.

There are eight parts in the inner exhibition hall of this museum, and many high-tech measures and special goods have been used to introduce the history and development of Vasaloppet vividly, including the touching LED and the oldest skies in China and Norway.

Originated from Sweden in 1922, Vasaloppet is a cross-country ski race that commemorates Swedish King Gustav Vasa, who led the overthrow of the Danish reign.

The Vasaloppet China festival was launched in Changchun in 2003, making China the fourth country to hold the event after Sweden, the United States and Japan.

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