Tian Chi - View towards the North Korean side
© Photo by Lao An (PhotonMix)
Taken4 years ago
Description© Andy Brandl / PhotonMix 2011
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Heaven Lake (Ch'ŏnji or Cheonji in Korean; 天池 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 is located partly in Ryanggang Province, North Korea, at 42°00′22″N 128°03′25″E / 42.006°N 128.057°E / 42.006; 128.057, and partly in Jilin Province, northeastern China.
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.
Many believe that the lake is home to the Lake Tianchi Monster. It is unknown if the monster and legendary Kun are related.
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