in the central part of Northeast China, Jilin is bounded on the
south by Liaoning, on the north
by Heilongjiang, on the west
by Inner Mongolia and
by the Russian Federation on the east, and faces Democratic People's
Republic of Korea across the Yalu River. Area: more than 180000
The province may be roughly
divided into two parts: the eastern mountains and the western
plains. Mountainous and hilly areas occupy more than 60% its land.
has a long and cold winter but a pleasant summer. The annual mean
temperature is -3 - 7C' The beautiful snow scenery along
the Songhua River and the Korean ethnic culture attract numerous
of the tourist sites exist in the areas of Changchun city, Jilin
and along the Songhua River-Mt. Changbai. Other scenic areas are
distri uted in Yanbian, Tonghua, Ji'an, Siping, Baicheng and Liaoyuan.
The ma, famous scenic areas are Songhua Lake, Badabu-Jingyuetan
reservoir. Besid the Tianchi Lake on Mt. Changbai and the deer
farm at the foot of Mt.longtan by the east bank of the Songhua
River, are also famous scenic areas.
are many special local products in Jilin, in which, ginseng, pilose
antler and marten fur are the most famous.