Wudalianchi Global Geopark

Wudalianchi Global Geopark is located in Wudalianchi City, a county-level city under the administration of Heihe City in Heilongjiang Province. The whole geopark is actually a large scenic area that is composed of five big linked lakes, extraordinary volcanic landforms and some other natural and cultural landscapes.

At the core of the geopark are the five great lakes: the Lotus Lake, Yanshan Mountain Lake, White Dragon Lake, Crane-chirping Lake and Ruyi Lake. Originally, there was a large depressed basin lake. Because of volcanic eruption, the lake was dammed by magma and became five lakes connected to each other, just like a string of beads.

Fourteen young and old volcanoes stand in Wudalianchi World Geopark. Volcanic eruption created a variety of landforms, such as lava cascades, lava stalactites, lava passages, flower-like lava, fumaroles, lapilli and volcanic bombs. According to scientists, Wudalianchi Geopark is a ‘Museum of Natural Volcanoes’ as well as an ‘Open Textbook on Volcanoes’.

Several places in the geopark have been developed as tourist attractions, including Laohei Volcano Scenic Area, Longmen Stone Village, Wenpo Lake, the Northern and Southern Cold Mineral Springs Sight-seeing Areas, Wudalianchi Global Geopark Museum, White Dragon Cave, Crystal Palace and Zhongling Temple on Yaoquan Mountain.

Laohei Volcano Scenic Area

Laohei Volcano Scenic Area has the two youngest volcanoes in China, Laohei Mountain and Huoshao Mountain. These two volcanoes erupted first between 1720 and 1721. The main scenic spots are the two above-mentioned volcanoes, the stone sea, the fairy palace and the volcanic landforms. Visitors can also find other spots such as the bonsai garden, the five-color beach, the garden of grotesque pines and the garden of Chinese ilex.

Longmen Stone Village

(Blocky Lava Flow)
Longmen Stone Village is not really a village. It is a volcanic landscape formed by earthquakes and crustal movement a few hundred thousand years ago. Clusters of huge stones are scattered here. Some take the shape of animals while others look like collapsed city walls and castles. Visitors can imagine this is a stone village isolated from the outside world. The region is a paradise for wild animals, such as black bear, wild boar, roe deer and pheasant.

Wenpo Lake

Wenpo is a volcanic lake with an average depth of about 2.6 feet (0.8 meters) with the deepest part about 33 feet (10 meters). Five hues of mosses grow on the terrace in the lake, forming a spectacular view. Visitors can have magnetic treatments in the lake because the water contains numerous magnetic ions good for health. Wenpo can be translated as Warm Lake in English. The water here stays warm even in harsh winters. No wonder colorful mosses thrive here.

Northern and Southern Cold Mineral Springs Sight-seeing Areas

Needless to say, these two scenic areas are famous for their cold mineral springs. The cold mineral springs in the geopark are rich in iron, silicon and calcium carbonate. It’s said that the southern cold mineral spring has a special curative effect on blood and nerve diseases while the northern one is effective on the diseases related to digestive system. Visitors can drink the mineral spring water, take a bath in the springs or try the magnetic treatment.

In addition, Wudalianchi Global Geopark Museum, White Dragon Cave, Crystal Palace and Zhongling Temple are worth a visit.

How to get there

 From Harbin:
By Bus:
1. Take a direct bus to Wudalianchi Global Geopark at Daowai Passenger Transport Station located on Chengde Road. The bus departs at 12:00, at a fare of CNY 100.
2. Take a bus to Wudalianchi City at Nangang Passenger Transport Station, also called Longyun Bus Station, close to Harbin Railway Station. The bus departs at 09:00, 11:30 and 13:30. The bus fare is CNY 95, 103 or 117 based on departure time. Upon arrival, visitors need to take a bus or charter a taxi from the railway station to reach the scenic area.

By Train:
Take a train from Harbin Railway Station to Bei’an Station. Then change to a bus from the North Square to the scenic area. The bus fare is around CNY 16 and the duration is about 50 minutes.

 From Qiqihar:
By Bus:
Take a bus to Wudalianchi City from Qiqihar East Passenger Transport Station located at No. 343, Longhua Road. It departs at 08:30 and costs CNY 73 per person.

By Train:
Take a train from Qiqihar Railway Station to Bei’an Station.

 From Daqing:
Take a bus to Wudalianchi City from Daqing Passenger Terminal located at the crossing of Century Avenue and Longfeng Street. It departs at 8:40 and 10:00.

Alternately, visitors can take a bus from the above mentioned bus stations of Harbin, Qiqihar and Daqing to Bei’an Passenger Transport General Station, where there are many buses for the scenic area.
Scenic Spots/Facilities Admission Fee Opening Hours
May  to Oct. Nov. to Apr.
Through Ticket valid for 3 days CNY 200 CNY 150 /
Laohei Volcano Scenic Area CNY 78 CNY 55 07:40 - 16:00
Underground Ice River CNY 15 CNY 10 08:00 – 17:00
Longmen Stone Village CNY 45 CNY 30 07:30 – 17:30
Wenpo Lake CNY 40 CNY 30 07:30 – 17:00
Northern Cold Mineral Spring Sightseeing Area CNY 20 CNY 14 07:00 – 17:00
Southern Cold Mineral Spring Sightseeing Area CNY 5 CNY 3 07:30 – 17:00
White Dragon Cave CNY 15 CNY 10 08:00 – 16:30
Crystal Palace CNY 20 CNY 14 08:00 – 16:30
Wudalianchi Global Geopark Museum CNY 20 May 1 to Oct. 31: 08:00 – 17:30
Nov. 1 to Apr. 30: 08:00 – 16:30
Zhongling Temple CNY 15 /
Sight-seeing Bus & Boat in the Laohei Mountain Scenic Area Bus: CNY 25 per person
Boat: CNY 100 per person
Children under 4.3 feet (1.3 meters) enjoy free entry, excluding Wenpo Lake, White Dragon Cave and Crystal Palace.
- Last modified on Apr. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Wudalianchi Global Geopark
Asked by WANG from SINGAPORE | Jun. 05, 2019 03:48Reply
Is it sensible to go to Wudalianchi in winter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 05, 2019 19:21

It will be ok for you to tour around there in winter. You can admire the breathtaking and different view in winter.
Asked by Edith from USA | Apr. 25, 2019 21:18Reply
We are planning to visit Wudalianchi mid-May.
Might there be snow on the ground or problems walking in park?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily from CANADA | Apr. 27, 2019 19:33

Generally, there is no snow at that time and there is no problem walking in park.
Asked by nok from THAILAND | Nov. 13, 2018 18:26Reply
I want to Qiqihar, What time the bus departs from Wudalianchi City?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nerty from SINGAPORE | Nov. 13, 2018 23:37

The departing time is at 06:25.
Asked by Sunny Huang from SINGAPORE | Oct. 24, 2018 07:29Reply
Visit to learn about Wudalianchi GeoPark for 3 days
We are a family of 4 with 2 children, age 10 and 11. We plan to visit in mid November. Is this a good time? Late Autumn? We will be staying several days in Harbin. So, coming to Wudalianchi from Harbin.

First question: how many days do we need to stay in Wudalianchi to see the Autumn attractions?
Second question: is there a nearby hotel that we can stay to walk to Wudanlianchi and enjoy the sunrise?
Third question: what is the expected weather like?
Last question: how many hours is the ride from Harbin?
Answers (2)
Answered by Justin from USA | Oct. 25, 2018 00:23

You are advised to stay in Wyudalianchi for about 3 - 4 days. One hotel is recommended to you: Hot Spring International Business Hotel, located on the back of the Sanchi. It may snow and it must be very cold and dry, and keep warm when you go outside. You can first take the train at Harbin East Railway Station to Bei’an Railway Station, with duration of about 5-6 hours. Then take the bus to the scenic area at Bei’an Bus Station near the Railway Station. The bus ride needs about 1.5 hours.
Answered by sunny huang from SINGAPORE | Oct. 25, 2018 04:26

Thank you, you have been helpful.
Asked by Wayne from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 09, 2018 21:18Reply
Direct Bus to Wudalianchi from Harbin
Hi there,

So if I want to travel directly to scenic area and not Wudalianchi City, I should get the bus from Daowai passenger station at 12:00 or 13:30? I have read elsewhere that the direct bus leaves at 13:30. Which schedule should I take? And is it correct that it should cost around ¥100?

Thank you kindly
Answers (2)
Answered by Winny from CANADA | Jun. 11, 2018 04:02

It should be 12:00 and the fare is CNY100.
Answered by Wayne from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 11, 2018 10:22

Thank you Winny. I made the journey and I can confirm for any future travellers that the bus from Daowai is indeed at 12:00 and ¥100. However if anyone needs to travel from Nangang passenger transport terminal, the time is 13:30 and the price is ¥74. Thanks again and good luck to the rest of you!
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