Famous Scenery

 Natural Landscape 

Changbai Mountain Scenery
As one of China's top ten famous mountains, a national 5A-class tourist attraction, Changbai Mountain is located in the margin of East Asia continent, bounded on the strong fold belt of the Pacific Ocean. Being the highest mountain range in Northeast Asia continent, Changbai Mountain is a composite shield-shaped dormant volcano, a typical volcanic landscape comprising basalt, basalt plateaus and volcanic cones from foot to top with a dispersion of 2,000 meters. Changbai Mountain has been listed in the "National Volcanic Geological Park". Its unique volcanic landform is of great scientific value, is the important material of Earth's evolutionary history study and a significant argument revealing the formation and evolution of life on Earth. There are verses praising it as “grand mountains holding the Tianchi Lake, and the forest sea storing treasures” and “one mountain with four seasons, and weather different in every ten miles”, so it is a magical place with worldwide attention. Changbai Mountain scenic area enjoys rich tourism resources: spectacular volcanic landform and landscapes; typical mountain forest ecosystem; flora and fauna of wide range and variety; exotic snow scenery in the north; widespread volcanic mineral springs, waterfalls and lakes and unique cultural landscape, historic sites and folk culture. At the crater on the top of the volcanic cone appears a lake over time – Tianchi Lake. With an oval area of 9.82 square km, water surface of 2189.1 meters in elevation, average depth of 204 meters, it is the world’s highest, the China’s largest crater lake and the most famous attraction in Changbai Mountain. The legend of "monster" also adds to its mystique. The waterfall, falling from a corner of Tianchi Lake like a jade belt, is the source of the Songhua River, Tumen River and Yalu River. Changbai Mountain Grand Canyon where gather peaks, rocks, valleys, streams, trees and grass, is grand and magnificent. In the summer of 1983, Comrade Deng Xiaoping climbed to the very top of Changbai Mountain, inscribed “Changbai Mountain,” “Tianchi Lake” on the banner, and sighed with feeling: “Life is indeed a great pity without once being on Changbai Mountain!”
Jilin Rime 
Jilin Rime, along the bank of Songhua River in Jilin City, is as clean as ice and as pure as jade. Jilin Rime, featured by poetic beauty of “spring in winter”, is known as China’s “Four Natural Wonders” along with Guilin Scenery, Yuannan Stone Forest and Three Gorges on the Yangtze River. Although there are 60 to 70 days with the temperature of minus 20 degrees centigrade in Jilin’s winter, the Songhua River across the city still goes forward ceaselessly. It offers two necessary and contradictory conditions for the formation of rime: extremely low temperature and sufficient moisture. The big temperature difference between the river and air makes the vapor continuously released by Songhua River coagulate in trees and grasses on the banks, forming the “tree hanging” up to 40 to 60mm in terms of thickness, which is far beyond the ordinary ones with 5 to 10mm. Jilin Rime is one of the thickest, minimum density and least loose texture rimes, the ice crystals composed of which can reflect almost all rays of light. The rime looks extremely crystal clear, so it is totally worthy of being the best rime. The wonder of Jilin rime with all glory and unique charm wins full of praise of endless tourists at home and abroad. Whenever the rime comes, the bank of Songhua River looks like “A sudden visit by the spring breeze brings white pear blossoms to thousands of trees.” and “silver-like flowers in willow and pine trees”, bringing people to a picturesque fairy land. In 1991, President Jiang Zemin visited Jilin City, and he highly appraised the scenery by writing a poem: “chilly willows along the cold river, ice flowers in nice trees, the ‘tree hanging’ in Jilin deserves its reputation.” In 1998, he composed a poem again, that is, “chilly willows along the cold river in sunshine, ice flowers in trees seem like a picture in spring, such scenery is the secret working of nature; everything is doomed to be done with efforts.”
Changchun Jingyue Pools National Forest Park
The national AAAAA tourist spot, located in the southeastern part of Changchun, is only 18 kilometers away from the city center. With an elevation of 220 meters to 406.5 meters, it is situated on the transitional area from the pediment tableland of Changbai Mountain to the western grassland. There are 119 crisscrossing and rolling mountain ridges in total. The Jingyue Pools began the construction in 1934 and got its name for the meniscus-shape artificial lake. With an area of 430 hectares, Jingyue Pools is 7 kilometers in length from the west to the east and 1 kilometer in width from the south to the north. Due to extensive water conservation forest and clear water without any source of pollution, it is easy for people to see the fish swimming along the shore. Therefore, it is an ideal place for sports, such as swimming, boating, fishing, winter swimming, skating and windsurfing. With an area of more than 100 square kilometers, the forest is the largest artificial forest in Asia and is the only domestic national forest park and national water conservancy tourist spot in the city. It boasts a complete forest ecosystem made up of over 30 varieties of trees and a perfect and neat forest form. The forest coverage rate reaches 96%. Rolling mountains stretching into the vertical and horizontal valley surround the meniscus-shape pool. The largest artificial forest in Asia and the ecological scene comprised of mountains, waters and forests constitute a seasonal landscape of Jingyue Pools. It enjoys the reputation of “green sea pearl” and “urban oxygen bar” and is renowned as the ecological green nuclear and city card of Changchun. It is collectively billed as a rare piece of pure land in metropolis and a summer resort for people. It was approved as one of our national key scenic spot in 1988 by the State Council and named after the National Forest Park by the Ministry of Forestry in 1989. In 2000, it was praised as national AAAA tourist spot, which passed through the ISO9002 International Quality Management System Certification and ISO 14001 International Environmental Management System Certification. In 2001, Jingyue Pools National Forest Park became national AAAAA tourist spot.
Scenic Area- Jilin Songhua Lake
The Songhua Lake, located in the southeast of Jilin City with 700 square meters, is a National Tourism Spot with an AAAA-Degree in China. The Songhua Lake, namely, Fengman Reservoir, was a Fengman Hydraulic Power Station which was built in 1937 through intercepting the Songhua River. It is an artificial lake surrounded by dams, displaying its long, narrow and curve characteristics which seem like piny flower; The Songhua Lake is long and narrow with 77 km in length from the west to the east and 94 km in width form east to west. The average depth of water is from 30m to 40m and the deepest point is 77.5 m and its width is 10 km. It is 180 km long with its surface area 550 km2. The largest amount of water storage is 10.8 billion cubic meters and the lake-surface elevation is 266.5m; Water of Songhua Lake mainly comes from the Songhua River, the Huifa River, the Jinsha River, the Lala River, the Muji River and the Piaohe River. The main parts of scenic area of the Songhua River are waters, mountains and forests. There are green ripples and white sails on the blue boundless water lake with its drizzly fog on its wide place; the two sides of the narrow place are large stones and its reflection on the lake seems like black. Surrounded by waters and mountains, thus, most of the time, the surface of the lake is quite and the shadow of the mountains is large and murky. The lake is embraced by mountains, with their peaks rising one after another. There are scores of peaks higher than a kilometer; with various forms, the stiff here is tall and straight, and cliff high and steep. Green water is embraced by mountains while green mountains surrounded by green water. And deep and quiet valleys, all above greatly appeal to the tourists. There are 140 kinds of wild animals inhabiting and reproducing, which makes the lake area full of vigor. The coverage rate of the water conservation forest and water and soil conservation of the lake region reaches more than 70 percent, thus constituting uniquely splendid landscape. In the early summer, trees sprout and everything comes to life; in the midsummer, green leaves make shade and birdsong resound in the deep and secluded valley; in the golden autumn, the mountains are covered by the red leaves and forests are tinged; in the midwinter, the rime looks like jades and flowers, and the whole place wears silver dress. The wind through the pines is whistling and the songs of birds can be heard everywhere. The Songhua Lake has attracted a lot of foreign and domestic tourists for its favorable geographical location, well-marked season climate and beautiful lake and mountains. In 1988, the Songhua Lake was approved as the National key Scenic Area by the State Council.
Xianghai Wetland Nature Reserve
Xianghai Wetland Nature Reserve is a National 4A level scenic spots and national nature reserve. Among China's seven biggest wetland areas, Xianghai Wetland Nature Reserve has the largest area and the richest diversity of species, which is evaluated as an A-class nature reserve of international significance by the World Wildlife Fund and has been recorded in the world famous wetland list. Located in the southern part of the Xianghai Reservoir in northwest Tongyu County in Baicheng region of Jilin Province, on the eastern border of the Horqin Grassland, the reserve covers an area of 106,700 hectares. The complex terrain, biological diversity, a variety of biological flora and complex ecological environment in Xianghai are of mutual penetration. With sand dunes, grasslands, swamps, lakes distributing, crisscrossing, and scattering, a typical wetland landscape diversity constitutes here. There are 29,000 hectares area of forest land, of which the Mongolian yellow elm area is 19,000 hectares; lake waters are 12,500 hectares; reed swamp area 23,600 hectares; Grassland 30,400 hectares. All these help form four ecological landscape. Namely: Dunes Yulin, Lake Waters, Cattails and Reed Marshes, Leymus chinensis steppe. Resources in the area are very rich. The animal and plant resources of the Songliao Plain subregion in the northeast China and the new eastern grassland in Mongolia of animal geographic area in our country are all distributed here. In this area there are a total of 595 plant species, of which more than 220 kinds are medicinal plants; then more than 300 kinds of vertebrates, including 293 species of birds, 37 species of beasts, 8 breeds of reptiles, 5 breeds of amphibians, 29 species of fish; and among the 335 national key protective animals in our country there are 52 species in Xianghai. Among them there are 10 species under first-class protection: great bustard, oriental white stork, black stork, red-crowned cranes, white crane, white-headed crane, golden eagles, eastern imperial eagle, white-tailed eagles, and steller's sea eagles.42 species of national second class protected animals.  There are 173 species of birds in the Sino-Japanese Protect Migratory Birds and Their Habitats Agreement, accounting for 76.21% of the protocol type, and 49 bird species protected in Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). 235 species of terrestrial wildlife here are of national protection benefit or have important economic and scientific research value. Xianghai Wetland Nature Reserve is a well-known scenic spot to enjoy the sight of natural landscapes such as the original swamp, birds and animals, Ulmus macrocarpa Hance, reed marshes, apricot trees and fishing or some other grasslands scenery of original features in western China, so it always enjoys the fame as "Changbai to the east and Xianghai to the west".
Chagan Lake Tourist Resort
It is a National 4A Tourist Attraction, National Water Park and National County Tourism Brand of Top 100 Scenic Spots. Chagan Lake, in Mongolian as “Chagan Thatcher " meaning white holy lake, is located in Qian Gorlos of Mongolian Autonomous County, which is in northwestern area of  Jilin Province. It is in the water network area that is the intersection of the Nenjiang River and Huolin River. Chagan Lake, which is 37 kilometers from north to south and 17 kilometers in average from east to west, with a total area of 500 square kilometers, and an annual water storage capacity of 700 million cubic meters, is one of the national ten largest freshwater lakes and is the largest inland lake in Jilin Province. Chagan Lake has beautiful environment, charming scenery and abundant resources. It is rich in carp, silver carp, and bighead carp, etc., with annual output of 6,000 tons of fresh fish and 50,000 tons of reeds, and the bighead carp from Chagan Lake (commonly known as Pangtou) won National AA level certificates for green food and organic food  topand the title of "Chinese Agricultural Brand-name Products". There are 16 orders, 47 families and 239 kinds of birds exiting in the Lake, of which 9 species are first-class national protected animals including crowned crane, hooded crane and oriental white stork, and 35 species are second-class national protected animals including black-faced spoonbill, grey crane and sparrow hawk, etc. Currently, Chagan Lake Tourist Resort is featuring in the great lake wetlands, grassland scenery and Mongolian style in summer and takes winter net fishing and showing the long history of fish hunting culture as the main content. It has become a comprehensive tourist area supporting sightseeing, entertainment, leisure, vacation, catering and shopping, etc. The winter fishing in Chagan Lake was named 100 Great Scenic Wonders of China. It was selected in the "Jilin Eight Sceneries" as the "fish leaping in glacial lake". The highest single-net fishing yield of 168,000 kilograms was included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Human landscape 
The Museum of the Imperial Palace of “Manchukuo”
As an AAAAA tourist attraction and a patriotism educational base at the state level, the museum is located in north side of Guangfu Road of Changchun City. It is a museum of the court ruins which was built at the former site of the Imperial Palace of “Manchukuo”. Now it is one of the three existing court ruins. The Imperial Palace of “Manchukuo” is the place where Aisin- Gioro Pu Yi, the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, lived when he was taken as the emperor of Manchukuo. It also witnessed the period when Japan invaded and occupied the Northeast China and enforced Fascist colonialized policy. The Imperial Palace of “Manchukuo” covers 137,000 square meters, of which the main body is the central reserve with an area of 46,000 square meters and the rest is affiliated to it. The main structures of the Palace are two-story buildings, the top of which are decorated with yellow glazed tile, including the Qinmin Building, Jixi Building and Tongde Building. All of these three buildings boast of such construction layout that combines the characteristics of eastern and western styles with unique flavor. The tourist attraction consists of areas for warning education in the east, court sightseeing in the central part, and recreational culture in the west. The east warning education area is mainly about the History Museum for Japan’s Occupation in Northeast of China. It held an exhibition named Forget not the September 18 incident-Historical Facts about Japanese Aggression against Northeast China, which displayed over 1,000 pieces of historical relics and presented original audio-visual materials, relics concerning incriminating evidence, and testimony of the victims of the Second World War from Japan, Russia and America and etc. Covering an area of 46,000 square meters, the central court sightseeing section retains the original status of the architectures. It consists of Qinmin Building where Gioro Pu Yi ran state affairs and which is named after the tribal guidance “to Worship the Heaven and follow the examples of the forefathers”, the Tongde Building for dealing with state affairs, recreation and dwelling, the Huaiyuan Building to enshrine the forefathers of the Qing Dynasty, and the Jixi Building where Pu Yi lived, and the Jiale Hall for grand banquets. Besides, there are also some affiliated buildings including two imperial gardens in the east and west sides, the Painting and Calligraphy Building, Zhixiu House and Changchun House, the inner Palace Department, Chinese-style kitchen and western-style kitchen, royal cars, air-raid shelter, royal swimming pool and National Foundation Shrine. The west recreational culture section is based on the Royal Flower Nursery, imperial horse racing track, the Army Camp of the Royal Guard, auditorium, and garage, which emphasizes the tourist involved projects.
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom in Jilin
As a national AAAA-level scenic areas, the ancient cultural relic of Koguryo Kingdom is located in Ji’an city. It consists of Guonei City, Wandu Mountain City, 14 imperial tombs and 261 nobles’ tombs. It is a relic of Koguryo Dynasty, which was a slavery state from the 1st century to 7th century AD. On the surrounding plains around Ji’an city, there are over ten thousand ancient tombs from Koguryo Dynasty, and these are called Donggou Ancient Tombs that are well-known at home and abroad. Among the tombs, Taiwang Tomb, General's Tomb and Qianqiu Tomb are of large scales. The General’s Tomb is the mausoleum of Changshou King, who was the 20th King of Koguryo Kingdom. The tomb was built in the early 5th century AD when Changshou King was succeeding to his throne. It is built up completely with giant granite piled-stones with exquisite sculptures. The bottom is nearly foursquare, and the length of each side is 31.58 meters, height 12.4 meters. It is called Oriental Pyramid because its appearance of truncated square taper, which has totally 7 steps, 1100 piled-stones and 22 layers of stones drawing back layer-by-layer. During the 7 centuries, people from Koguryo Dynasty had created the splendid culture with minority characteristics and bequeathed the remarkable historical and cultural heritages and relics. In particular the solid mountain cities, magnificent mausoleums and gorgeous wall-painting in the ancient tombs, they have constituted a crucial part of Chinese civilization. On July 1st 2014, according to the deliberation of the conference held in the 28th session of World Heritage Committee (WHC), the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom with the main body of Capital Cities and Tombs of the nobles in Jilin Province was officially inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Changchun Film Century City
Grade 4A Tourist Attraction. It is located at the intersection between Jingyue Street and Yongshun Road at the Jingyue Tourism Economic Development Zone and 20 kilometers away from downtown. It is an exclusive world-class special-effect movies theme park in China. The entertainment projects at Changchun Film Century City include four parts, innovative technology, thrill of danger, performing arts, and recreation. Changchun Film Century City, known as "Special-Effect Movies Capital of the World" and “Hollywood in Orient”, is the first film theme park integrating the world's most advanced special-effect movies. The programs are rich in high technology, fun and interests, experiences and interaction. There is the space adventure combining motion with fulldome first in China, the unique world-class special orthogonal multi-screen film in Asia----"Lost in Space", the first indoor laser floating films "Goblin Kingdom" at present gathering laser, suspension, animation and music around the world, the largest IMAX theater in Asia and 4D special-effect films. Changchun Film has the independent rights for dynamic dome film Space Adventure and 4D special-effect film Special Lab. Changchun Film Century City, on basis of the theme of film culture, develops a series of film entertainment projects, mainly including Galaxy Palace Stunt Museum specializing in revealing the mysteries of film stunt, Gold Eagle Mountain reproducing millennium volcanic eruptions, Universal Forest Space Theater simulating space shuttle, eerie jungle castle, mysterious old trees of great symbolic significance, exclusive large-scale show Hero Show, the first Chinese traditional themed program Change of the Seasons. Massive children cartoon zones are dreamy fairy world. All entertainments are indoor and opening to the outside world all year round.
Northeast three treasures 
Jilin Province is a famous for being the main producing area of "Northeast three treasures" - ginseng, marten and antler. Changbai Mountain ginseng is a precious medicinal material, and its shape resembles a human form, hence the name. As its ginsenosides I-VI and other active ingredients can nourish vitality, blood and tranquilization, it has a long medical history for 4,000 years in China. Jilin Province is China's largest production and export base of ginseng, whose ginseng production accounts for 80% of domestic output and more than 70% of the world. In 1981, a farmer of Beigang Village, Fusong County dug a large wild ginseng which is 160 years old, 287.5 grams in weight and 79.5 cm long, known as the king of wild ginseng, and is kept as a national treasure in Jilin Pavilion of Beijing's Great Hall of the People. Martes zibellina is an animal under first-grade state protection, as its fur is brown or grayish brown with white guard hairs in between, its cortex is tough and tensile, and its plush is gorgeous, delicate and thick, gentle and shiny, it is called the crown of the fur. Antler is a precious medicinal material, and can replenish vital essence to benefit the marrow, nourish the blood to reinforce the kidney and strengthen tendons and bones. Jilin Province is also the hometown of sika deer, and its antler wine, deer's tail extract, deer foetus ointment and other deer-based products are favored by domestic and foreign customers.
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