Green Deep Pool Waterfall (綠淵潭瀑布 [Lǜyuāntán Pùbù])

Changbai Shan / Tianchi, Jilin, China

About Green Deep Pool Waterfall (綠淵潭瀑布 [Lǜyuāntán Pùbù])

Hiking Distance: 1km round trip
Suggested Time: 30 minutes

Date first visited: 2009-05-16
Date last visited: 2009-05-16

Waterfall Latitude: 42.13735
Waterfall Longitude: 128.1328

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The Green Deep Pool Waterfall (綠淵潭瀑布; Lǜyuāntán Pùbù) is an informal name I’m using for this waterfall (probably about 20m I’m guessing) since it spills right into the so-called Green Deep Pool.

And the name Green Deep Pool was how the signage translated the Chinese directly into English.

Changbaishan_180_05152009 - The Green Deep Pool Waterfall
The Green Deep Pool Waterfall

It’s actually a surprise bonus waterfall for us as our guide took us here given the extra time we had at Changbai Mountain.

I don’t think many foreigners come to see this falls, and there certainly weren’t many people crowding this attraction so it was relatively peaceful and quiet.

Our guide said this falls flows year round, which I wasn’t sure about given how relatively light the flow of the falls was when Julie and I saw it.

But it was conceivable given that the stream mixes with some geothermally heated water higher up the mountain to keep the stream from freezing over completely.

Changbaishan_162_05152009 - Some kind of shrine seen along the way to the Green Deep Pool Waterfall
Some kind of shrine seen along the way to the Green Deep Pool Waterfall

We also noticed some fish in the Green Deep Pool, which we suspected must’ve made it further downstream from Heaven Lake.

Our guide said the fish were non-native to the area because a former North Korean premiere was said to have released some fish into the previously fishless lake, but somehow managed to thrive in the harsh climate here.

It only took us about 30 minutes to do the round trip walk while checking out the Gren Deep Pool Waterfall.

The combination of boardwalk and trail started just beyond the so-called Landscape Restaurant, which was a basketball gymnasium that was used as a large dining hall for lunch.


The Changbai Waterfall resides in the Changbai Shan / Tianchi scenic area near Erdaobaihe of the Jilin Province, China. To my knowledge, I have not found a reliable official government authority administering this area. Therefore, I can’t recommend a particular website belonging to said authority for the latest conditions or other inquiries.

Changbaishan_161_05152009 - This was what Little Heaven Lake looked like
Changbaishan_175_05152009 - Looking across the Green Deep Pool towards its waterfall on Changbai Shan
Changbaishan_182_05152009 - Zoomed in look at the Green Deep Pool Waterfall
Changbaishan_185_05152009 - Direct look at the double-barreled Green Deep Pool Waterfall
Changbaishan_189_05152009 - A colorful fish in the Green Deep Pool
Changbaishan_204_05152009 - Profile view of the Green Deep Pool Waterfall in long exposure
Changbaishan_209_05152009 - Profile view of the Green Deep Pool Waterfall
Changbaishan_214_05152009 - Looking directly up at the Green Deep Pool Waterfall right from its base

The shuttle stop for this excursion was around 2 or 3 stops before the Changbai Waterfall.

I believe it was one stop before the Little Heaven Lake, which contained a shrine and a calm reflective lake as well as a mini gorge.

To give you some more geographical context, Dunhua was 193km (3 hours drive) southwest of Mudanjiang, 1,274km (13 hours drive) from Beijing, and 295km (4 hours drive) west of Jilin.

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Looking up at the falls across the Green Deep Pool

A more top down look at the falls and then the pool itself through some dry foliage

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