Wudalianchi Scenic Tourist Attractions in Heihe City

Xining, Qinghai province

Xining, Qinghai province by KongFu Wang. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Wudalianchi, literally the five big lakes, is a natural scenic area in the northeast of China. It is located near Heihe city in Heilongjiang province, near to the border with Russia. This area is a dormant volcano which last erupted between 1719 and 1721. During this eruption, several new cinder cones were formed bringing the total in the area to 14. The lava flows from the eruption also dammed nearby rivers forming the five lakes that give the area it's name.

Throughout the area of the nature reserve, there are a variety of sights to view. These include the volcanic craters, caves and vents in the side of the volcanic cones, the lava field and the lakes. This is the only area of it's kind within China. As such it has been nominated on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also a National Park of China.

Wudalianchi Crater

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Above: Location of Wudalianchi Scenic Tourist Attractions in Heihe City in Heihe, Heilongjiang, China