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Changbai Mountain Waterfall, Baishan

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Hike along a hot spring stream to see Changbai Mountain Waterfall tumbling 68 m (223 ft) down from a lake located on the border between China and North Korea. Koreans consider the lake sacred, and you can occasionally see people bringing bottles and filling them up with water from the waterfall. The lake, which sits 2,194 m (7,198 ft) above sea level, partially freezes, along with the trail, during winter months. When you arrive, observe how the hot springs create thermal pools filled with algae at the bottom of the waterfall. In the case of bad weather, you can use a sheltered VIP path with windows, or take a shuttle bus to reach the waterfall. A visit to Changbai Mountain Waterfall represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Baishan trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • This water comes directly from Heaven Lake aka 天池 (Tiānchí). Need to walk quite a distance to reach here. Worth the walk.  more »
  • Quite a walk. Get off the bus, go straight to the falls from the parking lot. Receptionist of the total 200 steps. In the square in front of the waterfall sell poached egg. Restroom is located near Hot Springs Hotel.
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  • The water comes from Tianchi and we could see it from afar. But we did not have time to walk right up to it . Still a beautiful waterfall.  more »