Coördinaten 157

Geüpload 23 januari 2019

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246 m
211 m
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6,5 km

4 maal bekeken, 0 maal gedownload

nabij Changchun, Jilin (China)

The January 2019 track combines two of the most interesting locations in downtown Changchun, the Jilin University Geology Museum with its dinosaur exhibit, and the winter activities in Nanhu Gongyuan (South Lake Park), including some ice and snow sculptures.

The track includes several kilometers on a (2 RMB) city bus along Xinmin Ave. between the Geology Museum and Park.

There is a convenient food and WC stop in the Wanda Plaza at the North entrance to Nanhu Park.

It's easiest to view the route using the "Open Street" or "Open Cycle" Maps available in Wikiloc. The default Google Map doesn't work in China or is not properly geo-referenced (apparently an unresolved issue between Google and China). There is also a Jilin Province free Wikiloc map download, which facilitates navigation and the recording of new Wikilocs in the Province.
  • Foto van Subway Station at Wenhua Square
  • Foto van Subway Station at Wenhua Square
From the subway exit the geology Museum is immediately visible on the north side of the Square.
  • Foto van Wenhua Square - Kite Flying
  • Foto van Wenhua Square - Kite Flying
  • Foto van Wenhua Square - Kite Flying
  • Foto van Wenhua Square - Kite Flying
It doesn't take much wind to lift kites in frigid winter temperatures; many are flying very high despite little indication of wind at ground level.
  • Foto van Old Fence
  • Foto van Old Fence
The rusting cast iron perimiter fence is still topped with ancient barbed wire, probably a relict of one of the many conflict periods that impacted Changchun (Manchurian occupation, Russian takeover at end of WW2, Nationalist Chinese - CPC civil war siege, and the final CPC takeover).
  • Foto van Jilin University Geology Museum - main foyer
  • Foto van Jilin University Geology Museum - main foyer
  • Foto van Jilin University Geology Museum - main foyer
This 4-floor building was constructed during the Japanese Manchurian Period, with the intention that is would become an even grander Palace for the "Emperor" Puyi. Puyi was expected to relocate here from the Weihuanggong ("fake yellow palace") location. However, the Russian invasion that brought an end to WW2 in China cut short Puyi's relocation plan. The main foyer and staircase are grandly decorated, revealing the intended splendour of a modern Emperor's Palce. The foyer is two floors high and some details of the higher floors constriction and decoration can be seen above the main staircase. The Geology Museum occupies the East Wing on the lower level. We were given off-hours access through Jilin Univ. staff connections, but understand there is public admittance including for foreign guests (advise to check opening hours in advance). There is a small ticket window at the main entrance.
  • Foto van Dinosaur Hall
  • Foto van Dinosaur Hall
  • Foto van Dinosaur Hall
  • Foto van Dinosaur Hall
  • Foto van Dinosaur Hall
  • Foto van Dinosaur Hall
Important dinosaur specimens from China digs are on display at the far east end of the Geology Museum. The rest of the geology museum has wide ranging geological displays including minerals, rocks, paleontology, economic geology, volcanoes, earth history, origin and progression of life on earth, early man. Most have Mandarin-only descriptions.
We jumped on a 2 RMB bus headed south along Xinmim Ave, and decended at the first stop after reaching a major roundabout at the north end of Nanhu Park (South Park). Taking a bus (or taxi) cuts the reported track walking distance by several kilometers. Sometimes Changchun downtown buses cannot access the curb at bus stops and must board or unload while stopped in the traffic lanes, use caution when getting down.
  • Foto van bus stop - Yanan St.
The bus stop is close to a Wanda plaza (with food court and washrooms) on the NW side of Yanan St. near a big roundabout; also near the north end of the pedestrian overpass into Nanhu Park. Sometines Changchun downtown busses cannot access the curb at bus stops, and must unload in the traffic lanes, use caution when getting down.
  • Foto van Pedestrian overpass
Crossing over Yanan Street into Nanhu Gongyuan (South Lake Park)
  • Foto van Wanda Plaza (food court)
"Wanda" is a moden Chinese Department store chain, typically with a food court, higher-end restauraunts, shopping, movie theater, western style coffee outlet, and decent washrooms.
  • Foto van bridges
  • Foto van bridges
  • Foto van bridges
  • Foto van snow sculpture
  • Foto van snow sculpture
a large snow sculptures along the lakeshore boardwalk
  • Foto van Pavillions
  • Foto van Pavillions
  • Foto van Pavillions
  • Foto van Pavillions
  • Foto van Pavillions
  • Foto van Pavillions
Boardwalks extend out into the lake in this area. Lots of winter activities, toboggan hill, ice castle, hocky rink, etc.
  • Foto van Along the east shore
  • Foto van Along the east shore
  • Foto van Along the east shore
  • Foto van Along the east shore
  • Foto van Along the east shore
  • Foto van Along the east shore
Ice bicycles and chairs are more popular than skating. Another large snow sculpture.
  • Foto van East Shore Promenade and exit South Lake Park
  • Foto van East Shore Promenade and exit South Lake Park
  • Foto van East Shore Promenade and exit South Lake Park
Changchun is known for its spacious broad streets and avenues, with easy walking conditions and (usually) controlled pedestrian crossings.

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