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Jilin

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Jilin
Location
Jilin in China (+all claims hatched).svg
Quick Facts
Capital Changchun
Government Chinese Providence
Currency Chinese Renminbi (¥) (CNY)
Area 187,400 km2
Population 27,462,297(2010 est)
Language Official: Mandarin
Spoken regional:Korean
Religion n/a
Electricity 220V/50Hz (US/European plug for 2-pin, Australian plug for 3-pin)
Time Zone UTC +8

Jilin (吉林, Jílín)Province forms the central part of northeast China and is part of what was once known as Manchuria. Jilin borders Heilongjiang Province to the northeast Russia to the east, North Korea to the southeast, Liaoning to the southwest and Inner Mongolia to the northwest.

Jilin Province

Cities[edit]

Jilin contains eight prefecture-level cities and one autonomous prefecture:

  • Changchun (长春; Chángchūn) — subprovincial city and capital of Jilin Province.
  • Baicheng (白城; Báichéng)
  • Baishan (白山; Báishān)
  • Jilin City (吉林; Jílín) — home of the Rimmed Trees of Jilin, one of the four major natural wonders of China
  • Liaoyuan (辽源; Liáoyuán)
  • Siping (四平; Sìpíng)
  • Songyuan (松原; Sōngyuán)
  • Tonghua (通化; Tōnghuà)
  • Yanji (延吉市; Yánjí) — in Yanbian, a Korean Autonomous Prefecture

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Get in[edit]

Jilin province has two public airports, Yanji Airport (IATA: YNJ, ICAO: ZYYJ) and Changchun Longjia International Airport (长春龙嘉国际机场) (IATA: CGQ, ICAO: ZYCC). Each receives domestic flights as well as international flights from Seoul in South Korea. Changchun also has a route to Tokyo, Japan. Changchun City is 31 kilometres, and Jilin City is 71 kilometres form Changchun Longjia International Airport.

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Landmarks and buildings[edit]

  • Goguryeo Ancient sites — the remains of the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo. The Goguryeo are credited as the ancestors of the Korean people. These sites include including Wunu Mountain City, Guonei City and Wandu Mountain City; fourteen imperial tombs; twenty-six noble tombs; a General's Tomb; and the monument to the nineteenth Emperor of the Koguryo Kingdom, which are now UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most of these are around Tonghua.
  • Puppet Emperor's Palace (偽皇宮 Wei Huang Gong) — the former residence of Puyi, the last emperor of China and the Puppet Emperor of Manchuco on behalf of the Japanese. In the north east of Changchun.
  • Wen Miao Confucian Temple — in Jilin City.

Parks and nature[edit]

  • Longtou Mountain — these hills contain ancient Tombs including the Mausoleum of Princess Zhenxiao and royal tombs of the Balhae kingdom. It is in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.
  • Rimmed Trees of Jilin — the trees are extolled as one of the four major natural wonders of China along with the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, the landscape of Jilin and the Stone Forest of Yunnan.

Museums and exhibitions[edit]

  • Meteorite Museum — in 1976, Jilin was hit by a heavy Meteorite storm. Many of the stones were collected and placed into this museum. The largest stone weighs 1,775kg and is thought to be the largest Meteorite in existence to date.

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  • Jilin Ice Lantern Festival — not as famous as the festivals in Harbin but still worth a visit (during mid-January)

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