Fri, 26 Feb 2021

© Provided by Xinhua | Photo taken with a drone on Jan. 22, 2021 shows Yan Xiangbin swimming in the icy water in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Liu Lei)

HULUN BUIR, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Located in the northeast of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Hulun Buir is one of the coldest areas of China, which has a low temperature of minus 30 degrees Celsius in winter.

© Provided by Xinhua | Despite the freezing coldness, Yan Xiangbin, a 58-year-old winter swimming enthusiast, enjoys swimming at an ice pool carved in the frozen Yimin River every day.

© Provided by Xinhua | Keeping the hobby for more than ten years, Yan has swum in Songhua River, Nenjiang River, and once took part in a winter swimming contest in the Yellow Sea in Dalian City.

© Provided by Xinhua | As Yan said, age won't be an obstacle for him. He will keep on swimming in winter like a "hot-blooded" young man.

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin warms up before daily swim in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin walks to the ice pool in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin goes ashore after winter swimming in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Lei)

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin adjusts swimming cap before daily swim in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Lei)

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin warms up before daily swim in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Lei)

© Provided by Xinhua | Photo taken with a drone on Jan. 22, 2021 shows Yan Xiangbin walking on the frozen Yimin River in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin warms up before daily swim in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 21, 2021. (Xinhua/Liu Lei)

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin warms up before daily swim in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin jumps into the icy water in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

© Provided by Xinhua | Yan Xiangbin swims in the icy water in Hulun Buir, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

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