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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Westborough, Massachusetts
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Jilin Travel Guide
Jilin Travel Guide Location: Located on the central part of northeastern China, Jilin Province(吉林省) borders Russia in east, and North Korea in the southeast with Tumen River and Yalu River as the boundary line. Jilin Province situated in the middle of northern end Heilongjiang Province and Liaoning Province, adjacent to the Inner Mongolia in the west.

Populations: 27,504,000

Area: An area of 187,400 square kilometers

Nationalities: Han, Koreans, Manchu, Mongol and Hui.

History: Jilin Province involves a lengthy evolvement throughout history. Jilin Province had taken shape since Qin dynasty when it was included among administrative units of the central government. The region then fell successively under the domination of the Xiongnu, Xianbei state, Khitan Liao Dynasty, the Jurchen Jin Dynasty, and the Mongol Yuan Dynasty.

In 1860, the Qing government began to open the area up to Han Chinese migrants. By the beginning of the twenties century, Han Chinese had occupied the most population of the region, and the campaign called "Revitalize the Northeast" has since then enabled Jilin Province to embark on its promising future and great achievements.

Climate: Jilin Province enjoys a temperate and monsoonal climate with four clear distinct seasons. The continental feature suggests that the spring here is dry and windy, summer rainy and hot, winter long. The humid weather transfers into semi-humid and semi-dry weather from southeast to northwest regions. The average temperature of Jilin Province is minus 11°C below in winter, whereas over 23 °C in summer. The frost-free period usually lasts for 100 to 160 days. Besides, annual precipitation is about 400 to 600 mm, with 80% of the rainfall centered in eastern regions in summer.

Transportation: Jilin Province includes an advanced transportation network combined with airway, railway and waterway.

Airway-Airports within inner Cities of Jilin Province, including Changchun, Yanji and Changbai Mountain, are providing ample airlines available to major metropolitans in China. Airport buses will ensure an effective and relaxing tour as well.

Railway-Railway networks in Jilin Province are divided into 2 directions, from northwest to southeast, and from southwest to northeast. Jing Ha line, one of the essential railway lines in China, runs through the southern and northern parts of Jilin Province, with many trains directed to major cities, including Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Jinan, Nanjing, Shanghai and so forth.

Waterway-Songhua River, Nen River, Tumen Jiang and Yalu River are 3 navigation rivers of Jilin Province. The length of the inner waterway in Jilin Province is about 1789 kilometers, with 3 inner harbors, namely Daan port, Jilin port and Fuyu Port, which can handle up to 1.4 million tons of cargo every year.

Specialties: Ginseng, pilose antler, colorful wood carving and gourd carving, Manchu's paper-cut.

Local food: Famous staples includes steamed bun stuffed with sweetened bean paste, pastry (Bobo) and rice crispy treats (Saqima). Beverages like Ginseng juice and black tea with brown sugar are favored. Besides, hot pot is suitable for heat maintaining in chilly weather, and dishes with Shandong-style are widely adapted, as the culture of Shandong was quite influential here in previous days.

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