Wangtian'e Scenic Resort

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Wangtian'e Scenic Resort
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Very Good Side Trip in the Changbai Area
Aug 2015
Attraction Name: Swan Canyon (Wang Tian'E in Chinese; former name was Shi Wu Dao Gou) Location: Shi Wu Dao Village, Changbai County, Baishan City, Jilin, China Swan Canyon (Wang Tian'E in Chinese) is a nature park that is part of the greater Changbaishan Nature Reserve. We visited the park as part of a road trip that started in Changchun, went to Jilin's famous Changbaishan and ended in Ji'an City. The closest big town to Swan Canyon is Changbai. Swan Canyon is a fairly short detour off provincial road S303, the highway which generally runs in tandem to the Yalu River separating China and North Korea. We enjoyed the ride along S303. The area is quite mountainous and forested, with some farming communities cut into the valleys. Having a front seat to rural North Korea for several hours was a really interesting experience. The Yalu River is generally large, but it narrows to less than 20 metres in spots, which is really close to the DRK! If you decide to go to Wang Tian'E, make sure you have a good GPS program for your phone and/or a map of Jilin. Aside from the major provincial highways found on Google maps, there are surprisingly few artery roads in the area. Swan Canyon is billing itself as 'Little Juizhaigou', named after (arguably) China's most famous nature reserve in Sichuan Province. The actual park is a valley cut between two mountains, where a small, clean and fairly rapidly moving tributary of the Yalu River runs through the park. There is a small hotel/government complex where you buy tickets and they transport you the park. The complex is excellent quality by rural Chinese standards. The park itself is 5 kms long, but the return trip doubles the distance. Visitors have the choice to take the paved road which runs parallel to the river. The road is easy going, but if you feel like more of a workout, you can climb up and down the fairly elaborate (and very safe) wooden stair and pathway system that has been built along the mountains on both sides of the river. The mountain routes take longer, but they often stop at small waterfalls that feed the river below. As mentioned, the mountain route is a decent workout, but do-able by people of all ages. After the massive crowds of Changbaishan, our whole group enjoyed the freedom and space of the park. We had a good time, and the kids in our group of four cars really enjoyed the place a lot more than Changbai Mountain. In terms of people, it was busy enough on a Tuesday, but reasonably so. The surrounding mountainside is quite beautiful in places and the platforms above the main path work very well. For people not overly familiar with Jilin, you should note that Northeast China is well…quite north, so the plant life is not as nearly spectacular as the warmer southern provinces. With that said, we were pleasantly surprised by the scale of the surrounding forests in the area. I had no idea such a large and pristine area existed in the PRC. Overall, you wouldn't come to Wang Tian'E for the sake of it. It would be part of a bigger trip to Changbaishan or along the border of Korea. If you like the nature, this reserve is a good way to spend a half or full day.

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Tranquil atmosphere of the canyon without the crowd crush
Sep 2019 • Couples
The day after climbing up Changbaishanxi, zig-zagging past a wall of people on the staircase and contending with the clamour and bustle of legions of happy snappers at the top trying to get their perfect photo of the sublime Tianchi Lake, it was refreshing to experience the relatively deserted, quasi-serenity of Swan Canyon and the “Five Ditches”. It’s a great place to exercise your legs without being trampled by the collective masses for a lengthy term, while exploring the canyon’s natural beauty (unusual striking rock formations and patterns, beautiful running stream). You can choose to go up the river one way, along the elevated walkway past rainforest and multiple (Mother-Child) waterfalls, and return via the flat walking trail criss-crossing a delightful bridge or three on route.
Written September 23, 2019
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Very Good Side Trip in the Changbai Area
Aug 2015 • Family
Attraction Name: Swan Canyon (Wang Tian'E in Chinese; former name was Shi Wu Dao Gou)
Location: Shi Wu Dao Village, Changbai County, Baishan City, Jilin, China

Swan Canyon (Wang Tian'E in Chinese) is a nature park that is part of the greater Changbaishan Nature Reserve. We visited the park as part of a road trip that started in Changchun, went to Jilin's famous Changbaishan and ended in Ji'an City. The closest big town to Swan Canyon is Changbai. Swan Canyon is a fairly short detour off provincial road S303, the highway which generally runs in tandem to the Yalu River separating China and North Korea. We enjoyed the ride along S303. The area is quite mountainous and forested, with some farming communities cut into the valleys. Having a front seat to rural North Korea for several hours was a really interesting experience. The Yalu River is generally large, but it narrows to less than 20 metres in spots, which is really close to the DRK!

If you decide to go to Wang Tian'E, make sure you have a good GPS program for your phone and/or a map of Jilin. Aside from the major provincial highways found on Google maps, there are surprisingly few artery roads in the area.

Swan Canyon is billing itself as 'Little Juizhaigou', named after (arguably) China's most famous nature reserve in Sichuan Province. The actual park is a valley cut between two mountains, where a small, clean and fairly rapidly moving tributary of the Yalu River runs through the park. There is a small hotel/government complex where you buy tickets and they transport you the park. The complex is excellent quality by rural Chinese standards.

The park itself is 5 kms long, but the return trip doubles the distance. Visitors have the choice to take the paved road which runs parallel to the river. The road is easy going, but if you feel like more of a workout, you can climb up and down the fairly elaborate (and very safe) wooden stair and pathway system that has been built along the mountains on both sides of the river. The mountain routes take longer, but they often stop at small waterfalls that feed the river below. As mentioned, the mountain route is a decent workout, but do-able by people of all ages.

After the massive crowds of Changbaishan, our whole group enjoyed the freedom and space of the park. We had a good time, and the kids in our group of four cars really enjoyed the place a lot more than Changbai Mountain. In terms of people, it was busy enough on a Tuesday, but reasonably so. The surrounding mountainside is quite beautiful in places and the platforms above the main path work very well. For people not overly familiar with Jilin, you should note that Northeast China is well…quite north, so the plant life is not as nearly spectacular as the warmer southern provinces. With that said, we were pleasantly surprised by the scale of the surrounding forests in the area. I had no idea such a large and pristine area existed in the PRC.

Overall, you wouldn't come to Wang Tian'E for the sake of it. It would be part of a bigger trip to Changbaishan or along the border of Korea. If you like the nature, this reserve is a good way to spend a half or full day.
Written August 13, 2015
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