December 10, 2019
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Geological Features of Mt Paektu Area (4)

Date: 29/11/2019 | Source: Uriminzokkiri (En) | Read original version at source

Spectacular Geological Sights

The Mt Paektu area is blessed with many unique geological scenes which stimulate the curiosity of people.

Typical examples are the volcanic body of Janggun Peak, the crater of Lake Chon on Mt Paektu, Rimyongsu Falls, Lake Samji and other scores of unique geological sights.

Lake Chon on Mt Paektu is the most eye-catching of all the geological sceneries in the Mt Paektu area.

The crater of Lake Chon is a volcanic vent 2190.15 metres above sea level and rare to be seen in the world. It covers an area of 9.16 square kilometres with 1.955 billion cubic metres of water.

Paektu Hot Spring, a volcanic hot spring formed by volcanic gas and underground water, is interrelated to the unique geological structures. Its maximum temperature is about 73℃.

Lake Samji consists of three ponds. It was formed by the volcanic eruption in the Paektu and its surrounding areas about one million years ago. The lava streams coming out of deep place under the ground blocked a river flowing northward in the vicinity of today’s Lake Samji.

Other geological spectacles include the Rimyongsu Falls and the Chongun Rocks formed by geological features of volcanic eruption.

The Mt Paektu area serves as a base for geological studies and a grand open-air volcano museum which showcase the form of worldwide volcanic eruption and different shapes of volcanic bodies, waterfalls, hot springs and lakes formed in this process.

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