Ladies and Gentlemen;
Welcome to my hometown Jilin city. And I am the tour guide of China National Tourism Administration you can call me Vera. or Miss Zhang , and on my left hand is our driver Mrs. Li he have more than 20 year driving experiences, he will keep our safe.
Ok everyone there are few minutes before we reach the ten miles dike, now I will give you a brief introduction about Jilin Rime, the Rime of Jilin city is said to be a symbol of the spring in winter ,being together with the Guilin landscape ,Yunnan stone forest and Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, it is called the four meteorological wonders in China ,and actually ,china has the earliest record of rime in the world which is also commonly known as” the mist attached to trees” by local people .
Now I will introduce how Jilin Rime comes into being ,up going 15 kilometers upstream from the Jilin city along the Songhua River is the famous Fengman power station, in winter when the water passes through the hydraulic group ,it gets warmer and the temperature keeps at around 4 centigrade in spite of the coldness and the steel –like ice on the lake ,Since the river water holds great heat energy it doesn't freeze for as long as ten miles ,water vapor rises constantly from the water surface and the whole river appears to be misty ,Given that there are pines, poplars and weeping willows along the dykes the water vapor freezes around the trees when encumbers coldness, of course under the effect of atmospheric pressure. Wind direction and temperature .Because of this special formation, Jilin rime can last a rather long time and it happens frequentlyin winter season . What's more ,the best time for sightseeing is from the late December to the next February.Somtime there could be more than 60 times of rime –formation in a single winter.
People usually divide the process of appreciation into three stages; watching the mist at night, enjoying the rime in the morning and appreciation, a silver and magic world appears just in front of us .all of the tress along the river are covered by rime and the branches of weeping willows like silver necklaces. As for the last stage, we are talking about the time when the rime begins to fall. Usually, after nine o'clock in the morning, the rime will fell down from the trees. This begins by little amount and then more and more is falling down. When the flying rime falls on our heard and shoulders, we feel especially fresh and cool.
Ok everyone now we have reached the Songjang road please put you hats and gloves together go fellow me to enjoy the wonders of the rime.