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Snow-Capped Baekdu Mountain, China and North Korea

42.0N 128.0E

May 23rd, 2013 Category: Mountains

China and Korea – May 23rd, 2013

Baekdu Mountain, also known in China as Changbai Mountain and Baitou Mountain, is an active volcanic mountain on the border between North Korea and China. It is visible here by way of its snow-capped peak, near the image center.

At 2,744 m (9,003 ft), it is the highest mountain of the Changbai mountain range to the north and Baekdudaegan mountain range to the south. It is also the highest mountain in the Korean Peninsula and in northeastern China. A large crater lake, called Heaven Lake, is in the caldera atop the mountain.

Snow-Capped Dome of Baekdu Mountain, North Korea and China

42.0N 128.0E

June 9th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

China and North Korea - May 23rd, 2011

The snow-capped dome just northeast of the image center is Baekdu Mountain, also known as Changbai Mountain in China, a volcanic mountain on the border between North Korea and China.

At 2744 m, it is the highest mountain of the Changbai mountain range to the north and Baekdudaegan mountain range to the south. It is also the highest mountain on the Korean peninsula and Manchuria.

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