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Changbaishan Tianchi

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Address: Fusong County, Baishan 134501, China
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Reflection of the Sky Lake

Arrived early in the morning via the West Gate and went up the mountain road by eco mini bus. The over 1440 steps was not steep overall and it was an easy climb for me, reaching... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

When visiting Dongbei (Manchuria) in China, one of the highlights we looked forward to was Changbaishan, especially the beautiful Tianchi (Heavenly Lake). Unfortunately we encountered drizzle and thick fog throughout our trip to Changbaishan. In fact, after the long bus ride on Changbaishan bus to Tianchi, we could not even make out the outline of the lake! We saw nothing... More 

1 Thank PerryTan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Arrived early in the morning via the West Gate and went up the mountain road by eco mini bus. The over 1440 steps was not steep overall and it was an easy climb for me, reaching the summit in less than 30 minutes with short rest to catch my breath. Overall the view of the lake was mesmerising ! It... More 

1 Thank Amberdy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Five years ago I climbed to the summit of Changbaishan from North Korea, where it is known as Mt Paektu. I shared across the gorgeous lake and decided that one day I would come back to this place from the opposite direction and climb the summit from the Chinese side. As other reviews have said, there are multiple entrances from... More 

1 Thank DaveAH6HY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My son and I had arrived in Fuson (a village 30 minutes away from the west entrance to changbaishan) on the previous night. taxis were easily hailed on the street in front of the hotel. the rate was 150 yuan to go and return i.e. day rate. The ticket office opens at 7:30am on weekdays and 7am on weekends. I... More 

3 Thank Andrew M
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Climbing the endless stairs to the top of ChangBai mountain, felt like reaching the clouds... I can't really advise on how I've got there since my university has arranged it for all its foreign students, but what i know is that it was worth every penny, second, and effort. I'm not sure how the place looks in other seasons because... More 

2 Thank Nardeen S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was told by many friends that it is often cloudy at Chanbaishan but when i was there it was perfectly clean and the view was amazing the only down side is the amount of people that want to go there makes it quite crewed the main thing is the heavenly lake at the top of Changbaishan but the other... More 

2 Thank Gunnar O
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

There are two paths to Changbaishan: from the west, and from the north (east and southern entrances are from the North Korea side, though I heard that recently a southern line has been developed from the China side as well). If you want an overlooking view of Tianchi, take the north entrance. This is subject to weather conditions, as often... More 

3 Thank Jeff S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Changbaishan tianchi is a famous spot for natural scenery. A great place to visit. But seeing the view depends on luck in winter and spring. Because it's usually foggy and cloudy. With a bit of luck then you can see the lake without anything blocking. When I was there in May the lake is still frozen. Looking forward to revisit... More 

2 Thank Alison l
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are 3 ways to reach the lake in the Changbai Mountain: west line, north line and south line. North line provide a breathtaking buggies to the top of the mountain, west line requires some good physical strength, cause you should climb 1442 steps to reach the top. The south line is more original, it is the latest developed route... More 

4 Thank Jing X
hong kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

quite special & impressive, i enjoy the place although some place look like quite dangerous & easy to falling down.

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