The ancient Changbaishan volcano is situated on the border of China and North Korea. Its last major eruption occurred in the early 11th century. This eruption was so powerful that even residents of Japan living about 1 200 km away from the epicenter, have felt its effects. Today, the picturesque Tianchi Lake, which was formed in the caldera, reminds about the disaster. The diameter of the bowl is about 4.5 km and depth is 1 km.
Tianchi Lake is very popular among tourists, and not only because of the spectacular scenery. Many travelers and researchers believe that the lake waters are inhabited by animals unknown to the science. Some even managed to take pictures of these unidentified beings. Currently, Changbaishan volcano is dormant. Its last eruption occurred in 1702. In 1994, emissions of gases were recorded, but, according to geologists, there was no evidence that the eruption may resume.
Recently, the area around Changbaishan volcano was declared a biosphere reserve. Its amazing scenery, unique natural attractions, and great spiritual significance for the local people convinced the government. Many North Koreans consider these recreational areas sacred. Tourists are attracted by the opportunity to take a walk through the picturesque forests and admire the peaceful lake, as well as to see the amazing stone columns. The reserve is well-equipped. It has comfortable pathwalks. Some places can boast with excellent viewing platforms. Next - Krakatoa Volcano
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Fuel station: 'Forestry Petroleum Baixi Filling Station' in 34 km
Parking: 'Changbaishan Nanlu Scenic Area Parking Lot' in 22 km
Apotheek: 'Shenghua Drug Store' in 40 km
Police station: 'Jilin Changbai Mountain National Nature Reserve Public Security Bureau Songjianghe Branch' in 25 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Changbai Mountain Baixi Flavor Restaurant' in 34 km
Railway station: '马鞍山站' in 35 km
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