Wa­ter Born of Fire

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In many cul­tures and lan­guages there are say­ings which amount to “fire and wa­ter do not mix” . These age-old wis­doms, how­ever, are not al­ways true. An erup­tion of a vol­cano cer­tainly pro­duces a great deal of fire, but of­ten a lake is formed after­wards in the very crater where this fire once raged. The Tianchi (Heav­enly Lake) sit­ting atop the Chang­bai Moun­tain in Jilin Prov­ince has been hailed as the “blue vel­vet of Chang­bai.” It is a vast lake shaped like a gi­ant fun­nel and its source comes mainly from nat­u­ral rain­fall. Tianchi also serves as the source for many rivers, such as the fa­mous Songhua River.

Photo/ Xian Yun­qiang

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