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)
For more on Jilin City please visit:

http://www.chinaplanner.com/jilin/jli_jili.htm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: