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Qian’an Mud Forest National Geological Park

Updated: May 31, 2019 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Qian'an Mud Forest National Geological Park [Photo/IC]

Qian'an Mud Forest, a national nature reserve and national geological park, is located towards the west of Qian'an county, Songyuan city, 35 kilometers away from the urban area and neighboring Dabusu Lake in the west.

Qian'an Mud Forest National Geological Park looks imposing and is like a fortified castle, where as the mud forest is like saw-teeth and wolf teeth with rare peaks standing everywhere. Crenels stretch, and its shadow portrays an image of officers defending a city and preparing for a battle, with the shape seeming like wolf teeth, which is why the locals call it the "Wolf Teeth Dam". "Wolf Teeth Dam" is 50 meters higher than the lake's surface and is 15 km long from north to south, covering 58 sq km. In the scenic area, soil columns and mud forest connect one by one, and lie north to south, which is known as "stone forest in south and mud forest in north".

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Qian'an Mud Forest National Geological Park in the daylight [Photo/IC]

Meanwhile, there are 274 species of plants belonging to 51 families in the park, such as reeds, sedge, and there also exists 297 species of wild birds in 43 families. Among them, red-crowned crane, white crane, golden eagle, great bustard are the national first class protected birds.

Address: Southwest of Qian'an county, Songyuan, Jilin province

Ticket price: 60 yuan ($8.68) a person

Opening hours: 08:00 to 16:30

Tel: +86-438-8727512

Self-driving: (starting from Changchun) drive along Hunchun-Ulan Speedway, and go by Nong'an county and Songyuan city to hit Dabusu town, Qian'an county, it takes about 2.5 hours

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