Saturday, 9 January 2016

Jilin Part 1: A Wintry Journey From Shenyang To Jilin

We left Shenyang early in the morning and headed for Jilin, another city in Northeast China. Jilin is about 300km north of Shenyang and the journey by bus took close to 5 hours.
In Shenyang we saw frozen lakes and rivers and puddles of water by the streets and walkways that have turned into ice but were yet to see the snow even though the temperature has dropped to -14°C As our bus moved further from the city the landscape turned whiter and whiter. It was exciting as for the first time since our arrival, there was snow everywhere.

While many passengers in my bus have dozed off, I chose to stay awake to admire the scenic panoramas that I could never find at home. These are some of the photographs I took to remember the journey.

JILIN-Glimpses Of The City
We finally arrived at Jilin, a city much smaller in size compared to Shenyang and lesser known internationally.  
The weather was obviously a lot colder in Jilin.
The sky was clear when we reached the city. Towards the later part of the afternoon however, the snow began to fall and the weather turned misty and foggy. The temperature reached  -21°C at its lowest that day.
Snow flakes gradually turned the streets white. Municipal workers had to work very hard to shuffle away the snow so that traffic would not come to a halt.

Related Posts About Northeast China Travel:
Shenyang Pt 5: Beijing Park & Zhaoling Tomb
Shenyang Pt 6: The Imperial Palace Of Shenyang
Shenyang Pt 7: Marshal Zhang's Mansion
Jilin Pt 1: The Journey From Shenyang To Jilin
Jilin Pt 2: The Snow Of Jilin
Jilin Pt 3: A Snowy Christmas
Jilin Pt 4: Jilin World Trade Winning Hotel Review
Changchun Pt 1: The Journey From Jilin To Changchun
Changchun Pt 2: A Day Out In Changchun
Changchun Pt 3: Shangri-La Changchun
Harbin Part 1: Journey From Changchun to Harbin And Harbin City Photo Gallery
Harbin Part 2: Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo 2016
Harbin Part 3: Ice And Snow World 
Harbin Part 4: Winter Swimming
Harbin Part 5: Siberian Tiger Park
Harbin Part 6: Harbin City Attractions
Harbin Part 7: Ice Palace Restaurant, Harbin Shangri-La Hotel
Harbin Part 8: Food Oh Glorious Food Of Harbin
Harbin Part 9: Shangri-La Harbin


Anonymous said...

Wow,great! You've even included a map in your blog. The photos look much like what I've seen on TV & you got to see those places on the ground. Once again, very interesting & good pictures.

Lily... said...

All the photos are taken from a moving bus. i am glad they turn out not too bad.

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