Situated at 12 kilometers southeast of Changchun city, Jingyuetan National Forest Park in Jilin is characterized by green mountains, crystal waters, fresh air, comfortable climate and forest. The park takes on different beautiful scenes in four seasons. There are over 30 kinds of trees in the man-made forest like pinus koraiensis, lodgepole pines, pinus sylvestris var, larches, etc.. Jingyuetan National Forest Park is regarded as “the first artificial forest in Asia”. The scenic area is composed of Jingyuetan National Key Scenic Spot, Jingyuetan National Park and Jingyuetan Tourist and Vacation Area.
Jingyuetan Lake, a crescent lake, is 7 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. Its water is crystal clear and the small fish swimming in the lake can be seen from the lake bank.
The main attractions in the park:
The North Putuo Temple
The quaint temple, built in 1996, is one of famous temple in northeast China. Situated on the north bank of Jingyuetan Lake, North Putuo Temple attracts many worshipers especially during temple fairs.
Jingyuetan Sand Bath Beach
Located on the northwest bank of the Jingyuetan Lake, the beach, the largest artificial beach in Jilin, covers an area of about 10 thousand square meters. The beach can accommodate about 3000 tourists to have fun. You can have a rest in Korean style tents and taste the delicious fish from Jingyuetan Lake after tired playing and boating. Besides, visitors can have fun in the Water Amusement Park where 18 unique bridges were built.
Christmas Paradise is the second largest park themed with “Hometown of Santa Claus”. Filled with European-style buildings and image of cartoon characters, the Chistmas Paradise is the best place to experience the style and atmosphere of European Christmas Eve. The deer park, covering about 30,000 square meters, domesticate a thousand sika deer and reindeer.
Natural Oxygen Bar-forest Bathing Spot
Natural Oxygen Bar-forest Bathing Spot was opened to the public in 1999. It has received tens of thousands of tourist at home and abroad since its open. The percentage of oxygen in the air is high. It is the home of More than 60 kinds of birds, 460 types of insects and some endangered species.
Siberian Tiger Park
Siberian Tiber is the largest of all tigers, mainly lving in Siberia and northeastern China. Siberian tigers are very active during cold season and play all day long in the snow. In Jingyuetan National Forest Park, tourists can choose Siberian Tiger Park to see rare Siberian tigers, as well as other rare wild animals such as bears, sika deer, red-crowned crane and so on.
Admission:30 yuan (US$4.9) / person