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Heaven Lake (Шаблон:Lang or Шаблон:Lang in Korean; Шаблон:Lang in Chinese) is a crater lake on the border between China and North Korea. It lies within a caldera atop the volcanic Baekdu Mountain, a part of the Baekdudaegan mountain range and the Changbai mountain range. It belongs to North Korea. It is located partly in Ryanggang Province, North Korea, at , and partly in Jilin Province, northeastern China.

Geology and limnology

The caldera which contains Heaven Lake was created by a major eruption in 969 AD (± 20 years).

The lake has a surface elevation of 2,189.1 m (7,182 ft). The lake covers an area of 9.82 km² (3.79 sq mi) with a south-north length of 4.85 km (3.01 mi) and east-west length of 3.35 kilometres (2.08 mi). The average depth of the lake is 213 m (699 ft) and maximum depth of 384 m (1,260 ft). From mid-October to mid-June, it is typically covered with ice.

Names and legends

In ancient Chinese literature, Шаблон:Lang also refers to Шаблон:Lang (Шаблон:Lang sometimes translated as "southern sea").

Some other well-known lakes named Tianchi include those in Xinjiang and Taiwan.

In North Korean legend, Kim Jong-il is claimed to have been born near the lake on the mountain.

Lake Tianchi Monster

Шаблон:Main Many believe that the lake is home to the Lake Tianchi Monster. It is unknown if the monster and legendary Kun are related.

On September 6, 2007, Zhuo Yongsheng (director of a TV station's news center run by the administration office of the nature reserve at Mount Changbaishan, Jilin), shot a 20-minute video of 6 seal-like, finned "Lake Tianchi Monsters", near the border with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). He sent pictures of the Loch Ness-type creatures to Xinhua's Jilin provincial bureau. One of them showed the creatures swimming in 3 pairs, in parallel. Another showed them together, leaving ripples on the volcanic lake.

See also

  • Korean peninsula
  • Baekdudaegan

Tips & Hints

elena.rauba 1 December 2012
Господи! Какаяже красота! Просто глядя на эти на фотографии ощущаешь дыхание чистоты и свежести
Андрей Петров
Андрей Петров 17 September 2012
James Costa
James Costa 13 December 2015
This has to be on your bucket list !
Hendra Yunan
Hendra Yunan 8 July 2014
The car trip to the lake is amazing! Prepare to be wowed!
AngelFace 1 January 2014
Lake of Heaven
China Daily USA
China Daily USA 29 March 2011
Tianchi Lake or Heaven Lake is a crater lake and believed to be a holy lake by the locals and its scenery varies greatly as the season changes.
정민수 30 October 2013
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