J ilin is a tourist destination for all seasons, especially in winter. Crystal ice, white snow, and rime bloom in winter. The lower the temperature, the richer the northern charm increasingly. But cold-proof preparation has to do when coming here: down wear, scarf, hat, cotton gloves, even a mask to wear. Northeast unique snow shoes are very useful, not expensive, only RMB30 – 50 per pair, both thermal and non-slip. If prolonged walking or skiing in the snow, facial sunscreen should be noted. General SPF15 sunscreen is enough. Also lip balm is essential because of dry air, as well as face and hands antifreeze. Without consideration of ice and snow, autumn should be the best season to travel in Jilin. Vast dense forests, rolling mountains, and colorful fallen leaves always surprise you. Walking in the countryside, mature fields also change the past monotonous repetition, instead of rich colors and patterns at harvest time. Spring is here in May and June, new green and bright grass grow throughout forests and grassland, filled with spring unique color: yellow jasmine, pink apricot blossom, fragrance lilac, white pear flower…joy, cozy and warmth of spring everywhere. Such season coming here, it is recommended to Xianghai Nature Reserves, or alike grassland areas, fresh and verdancy, vibrant spring anywhere, plus returned cranes, wild geese and so on, birds chirping plays the most beautiful chords of the nature. July and August are blazing green here, and are the most prosperous time for almost all the attractions. Tips: Basically, Jilin’s temperature is below 0oC from January to February, outdoor activities should be paid attention to cold-proof, especially on head, hands and feet. Make sure to pay attention to sunscreen because of strong sunshine in the snow. Sunglasses should be worn when skiing to avoid snow blindness.