If you want to have educational China tours in Jilin, the following two attractions are the best choice to learn about geology in China.
1. Xianghai National Nature Reserve
Xianghai National Nature Reserve is a major habitat for migratory birds in northeast China's Jilin Province. Located in the Horqin Grassland, the reserve covers an area of 106,700 hectares, and 39 percent of its area is covered with marshland, water, reeds, or a secondary forest growth.
It features more than 20 types of trees and 200 types of plants, with three major rivers flowing through. As a paradise for birds, it is the home of 293 species of rare birds, including six breeds of cranes. It earned the reputation of "the hometown of cranes", due to the large groups of cranes and the number of crane species. There are also some other wild animals living in the area including roes, Mongolian rabbits, wolves, and fishes.
The reserve was listed as an A-class wetland by the World Wildlife Fund International (World Wide Fund for Nature) in 1992 and was included in the People and Bio-sphere Protection Network in 1993. If you want to customize China tours in Jilin, the reserve should not be missed.
Admission:Birds Park: 30 yuan (US$4.72)/person; Crane Island: 40 yuan (US$6.29)/person
2. Chagan Lake
Chagan Lake is located in Songyuan City, northwest of Jilin Province. The name "Chagan" comes from Mongolian, which means sacred, pure or white, so the lake is often referred to as Sacred Lake or Holy Water Lake by the locals.
Covering a total area of 420 square kilometers (42,000 hectares), the lake is one of the 10 largest fresh water lakes in China, the biggest in Jilin.
The lake is well-known for its traditional Mongolian-style winter fishing that dates back to prehistoric times. The annual Winter Fishing Festival is held to remember the old winter fishing tradition. It has been listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage of China. The lake set a Guinness World Record of a single net that yielded 104,500 kg fish in 2005, and broke its own record by 168,000 kg of fish in 2008.
The lake is also a paradise for more than 20 kinds of wild animals and 80 kinds of birds.
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