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Heaven Lake

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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
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James Costa
13 December 2015

This has to be on your bucket list !

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
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

역시 백두산은 설경

常夏
24 August 2013

等车的时候爬栏杆钻栏杆的一看就是我大天朝人。

Fred Sun
1 July 2013

南坡可以看到椭圆形的完整天池,视野优于流行的北坡

Map1en_
10 August 2012

空气很好,景色很美,韩国人很多,山上没信号。

Leynad MAR
21 July 2012

北坡景区开发最早最完善,从白河过去最方便(半小时到山门),但是看见天池的机会不多...八月中旬以后是最佳观赏期,秋高气爽红叶绿松。

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