Heavenly Lake Guide

-Travel to Heavenly Lake

The most famous travel sights in the Changbai region is the Heavenly Lake (Tianchi), the deepest alpine lake in China, with a depth of around 300 meters. The lake is the starting point for any hikes around the area and the minibuses here will drop you off at the entrance. The lake is the center point of one of the many Volcanic Craters that are scattered throughout Changbaishan, and this is the largest of them. The best time to travel Heavenly Lake is in September when the scenery there is at its most beautiful. And the best hours are between 11:00 a.m. and 13:00 p.m.

The most beautiful part of Changbai Mountain is undoubtedly Tianchi, or Heavenly Lake. The lake was formed in the crater of Changbai Mountain, and it is the source of the Songhua, Tumen and Yalu Rivers. The altitude of the Heavenly Lake is 2,189 meters (about 7,182 ft), and so the average temperature is 7.3 C (45.14  F). With clouds everywhere, Heavenly Lake is like a jade in the sky. You can find a very interesting phenomenon while walking along the Heavenly Lake. On many occasions it is common for sunshine and rain to occur at the same time. It may rain very hard one minute, but you may soon find the sun shining warmly the next minute. Sometimes, you can even watch it rain in the west and shine in the east. Besides the wonderful scenery and astonishing climate, many witnesses have claimed that there are monsters in the lake! Some witnesses even took photos as proof, but there is still no conclusive evidence.

The egg-shaped Tianchi, with a circumference of 13km, covers a total area of 10 square kilometers on top the mountain. The Chinese here like to say that Tianchi, at an elevation of 2,194 meters above sea level and surrounded by 16 peaks around, is like a sapphire set in gold. The lake, storing up to two billion cubic meters of water, is huge, the source of three of Jilin's most famous rivers, the Songhua, the Tumen and the Yalu. The water in the lake also comes from a variety of sources, from rivers, natural precipitation and the springs below.
Here are some guide Informtion about The Heavenly Lake.The detail is following:
Address: Jilin City
Admission Fee: 25RMB for p.p
Opening hours: 08:00 a.m-16:00 p.m
Contact Hotline: 86 433 5863338

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Name:Heavenly Lake (Tianchi) in Changbaishan Reply

I heard of that it is hard to catch the view of the Heavenly Lake (Tianchi) in Changbaishan, depending on the time and weather, is that true? So what is the best time to go visit Heavenly Lake?

Name:Re: Heavenly Lake (Tianchi) in Changbaishan

Heavenly Lake (Tianchi) is a famous spot on Changbai region. To get the best view, you’d better to travel Heavenly Lake in September. And the best hours are between 11:00 a.m. and 13:00 p.m.