Chinese City Fact: Jilin City

Jilin City is the only major Chinese city with the same name as the province in which it sits. Home to nearly 2 million people in the urban centre, it is also known as the “River City” due to the Songhua River which surrounds it.

Tree Frost of Jilin City 6photo © 2010 Mumu X | more info (via: Wylio)

It’s location in Northern China means it is subjected to very cold winters which creates one of the Four Wonders of China each year. Tourists come from all over China to see the “Ice Rimmed Trees” which are due to the warm river not freezing during the winter, creating water vapour which then crystallises on the branches of the nearby willow trees.

DSC_1438photo © 2007 drnan tu | more info (via: Wylio)
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