"great changbai shan" Changbai Shandi by yangshu

Changbai Shandi Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 17 photos

changbai shan canyon
the Lake of Heaven

Changbai shan is a sleeping volcano, and its last eruption occurred several hundred years ago. This led to a plateau forming on top of the mountain and, over the years, water gradually filled the volcanic opening. Due to its mountaintop location, people started calling it Lake of Heaven. The lake is about 13 square kilometers in size and about 200 meters deep on verage, with the deepest point, 373 meters.

Local legend has it that there is a monster living in the lake, and that people can often see it swimming there. Over the years, this put off some visitors.

birch beauty

The dense forest there is a large variety of plant species on the muntainside, different kinds of plants from the Temperate Zone and the Frigid Zone. the birch is the most beautiful tree in the fall.

  • Last visit to Changbai Shandi: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 17, 2006
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  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2007 at 5:03 PM

    Was in Shenyang a few weeks ago, but it was unplanned... and only for 1 day. Too bad it wasnt longer!

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