Jilin City features a quite different winter view. The S - shape Songhua River which runs through the city proper
is not frozen in winter, drawing crowds of fishing - lovers trying their luck and flocks of birds playing with the icy water. |
Vapors rise from the river and fall on the weeping willows on the banks, turning the twigs into beautiful "rime flowers" . The five - kilometer - long banks are turned into a silver fairyland, where the annual Jilin Rime Festival has been held. During the night, thousands of river lamps turn the river into a "milky way", where colorfully - decorated boats are gliding past under a sky lit up by fireworks. Options include go skiing at the Qingshan Ski Resort, Zhuqueshan Ski Resort, and Beishan Ski Resort in the suburbs, where national skiing events have been held.
Jilin ice crystal tree
developments are adding charm to the snow - covered landscape of Guandong. In Jingyue (clean moon) Pool National Scenic Area in Changchun, an entertainment - oriented ski resort bas held its first ice and snow festival. Tonghua City has become known as the "home of
Chinese skiing". Ice lantern shows have also been held in Dalian, the most beautiful beach - side city in the north-east.
Beilin rime pines