China - Jilin (Chapter)
This is the Jílín chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.
Jílín teases with the ancient and the modern, the artificial and the supernatural. Travellers tired of great walls and imperial facades can explore Japanese-influenced architecture on the trail of the puppet emperor Puyi and the ruins of an ancient Korean kingdom.
In fact, much of the far-eastern region comprises the little-known Korean Autonomous Prefecture, home to more than one million ethnic Koreans. Kimchi and cold noodles dominate the menu here and there’s an easy acceptance of outsiders.
- find tranquillity at Chángbái Shān, with its waterfalls, birch forests and aptly named Heaven Lake
- hop on your skis at the Běidàhú Ski Resort, one of China’s premier skiing spots
- check out the mysterious remains of the ancient Koguryo kingdom in Jí’ān
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Chángbái Shān, Yánjí, Jí’ān, Běidàhú Ski Resort, and Chángchūn.
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