Crater Forest Scenic Spot
Crater National Forest Park: It is named as “ Underground Forest” by the lush and green forest grew in the pit which formed after the volcano erupted in the ancient times. The lava cave and lava channel communicated with each other. In the cave, it is volatile, superb craftsmanship, and there is cave in the cave, just like in the maze.
1. Volcanic Crater Ⅰ
It’s the “crater forest” and the largest crater among the compound craters. Its elevation is 1070m above sea level. It is the center of activities of Jingpo volcanoes. The rim of the crater is similar to a circle. The long axis is 470m and the short axis is 400m long. The depth is 132m. Its profile looks like a funnel. On its bottom there are two internal bocca vents and small volcanic cones.
Its elevation is 1030m above sea level. The crater is like a round cylinder, with diameter of 70m and depth of 50m. It is a parasitic crater with no overflow port.
3.Volcanic Crater Ⅲ
Its elevation is 980-1000m above sea level. It’s a conical compound volcanic cone. The crater is oval in shape. Its profile looks like a funnel, with diameter of 250-300m and depth of 90m. Its inside wall is steep. There are two terraces 30m and 50m high above ground respectively. The bottom of the crater is full of primeval forest.
4.Volcanic Crater Ⅳ
Its elevation is 850-970m above sea level. The crater is oval in shape, with long axis of 500m and short axis of 350m. The overflow port is to the south. Its inside wall is steep. Its bottom is spacious. There are two internal bocca vents on the bottom. Volcanic eruption happened 5140 years ago. The bottom of the crater is full of primeval forest.