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In a hilly area, on both sides of the Sungari River, lies the city of Girin. It is located on the territory of the same province. In the old days, the waterfront was close to the city limits, and it was almost a continuous river flow. One of its former names is "Geirin-ula" -quot;River City".

In ancient times, there was a settlement in the area of the present city. Two thousand years ago there was the capital city of Pouye in the place of Girin. It was among the first settlements of Manchuria. As a consequence, it was one of the cities of the state of Bokhai, which soon afterwards was conquered by the Kidneys. Under their rule the capital of the empire of Léo was founded.

In 1673 the circle of Guérin began to build strong walls. ×Three years later, the Chinese court of China, Ninguta, was established there. From there the control over the actions of the river basins of the Osseury, Amura and Sungari was carried out. In 1682 and 1698, the castle in Girin was visited by Girin himself.

In 1727, Girin became the principal city in the district of Yunesse, which was renamed the Girin Commissariat in 1747. In 1932, after the establishment of the state of Manchukuo, Geirin was transformed into the center of the same province. After the end of World War II, the city became part of the Province of China.

The territory of present-day Girin is home to historic landmarks from a bygone era. Among the many religious structures, the Temple of the State of Africa, the Temple of Gouandi, and the Temple of the Three Kings are especially noteworthy. In the early 19th century, the French built a Catholic church, which occupies part of the area to the west of the Main City Museum. The structure underwent renovation and restoration work in 1980. It is now one of the symbols of the ancient city.

The Museum of Meteoritic Rain is located in the southern part of Girin. Its exhibits include fragments of meteorites that fell in the citys interior in 1976. What is particularly striking is an approximately two-tonne stone exemplar. On the hillsides of the west side of the city is Beyinan Park, which has many shrines and pavilions.

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  • Air quality: 86 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 2,000,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Jilin is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1100
  • Monthly costs for family: $2800
  • Monthly costs for local: $800
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $4

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