Baishan is situated in Jilin province to the west of Changbai Mountain. Popular attractions include Tianchi Lake and a memorial to the Communist military commander Yang Jingyu who fought during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Tianchi Lake lies within a caldera that was formed by a volcanic eruption. The lake is situated on the border between China and DPRK. It is also the source of the Yalu, Songhua and Tumen Rivers. The Baishan Lake Scenic Area in the upper reaches of the Songhua River is famous for its towering peaks and spectacular scenery.