Lying in the southern part of Northeast China and within Northeast Aisa's Bohai-Rim Economic Circle, Liaoning Province has a temperate continental climate, with an annual average temperature at 16 degrees Celcius. It is coldest in January and hottest in July. Compared to inland cities, the coastal areas have a mild temperature change. Here, spring spans from March to May, summer from June to August, autumn in September and October, and winter from November through Feburary. The province's best season for travel ranges from May to October, and January and Feburary ar the opimal time for experiencing ice and snow delight and traditional festivals.