Fangchuan National Scenic Area [Photo/IC]
Fangchuan, a national scenic area, is located in southeast of Hunchun city, Jilin province and at the critical point of Tunmen River towards the Japan Sea. Fangchun is contiguous to Hassan town, with Russia in the east and facing North Korea across Dumen River in southwest.
Located at the border of China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Russia, Fangchuan covers an area of 20 square kilometers. It is the only scenic spot near Japan Sea in China and the nearest place to Japan. The area is also renowned for its unique "viewing three kingdoms at a glance" and its natural lakes, forests, rare plants and birds. It is the core of national forest park and the key region of Amur leopard conservation area.
Statues stand at Fangchuan National Scenic Area [Photo/IC]
Local tourist attractions in the area include Shaqiu park (sand dune park), Lianhua lake (lotus lake), Fangchuan folk custom village, Wu Dacheng Statue, Quanhe river port, Jingxin wetland, and Longshan lake (dragon mountain lake). Its unique geographical location, rich animal and plant resources constitute a rare natural landscape in Fangchuan.
Address: south of Hunchun, Jilin province
Ticket price: 20 yuan ($2.9) a person
Opening Time: 8:00 to 17:00
Tourist Bus and Bus: 12 yuan a person for passenger buses, runs twice a day, at Hualong Agricultural Market to reach Fangchuan village, and walk southeastward for 3 km after getting off
Self-driving: drive southward from the passenger station to reach the crossroad between Hezuo district and Chunjing and drive westward to go by Banshi village, Jingxin village, and Quanhe village for a total of 63 km to reach Fangchuan Scenic Area