Colorful Fairy Tale World:Jiuzhaigou Four Girls Mountains(Mt. Siguniangshan)-The Goddess on the Mountains in Southwestern China
Feb 24

Huanglong (simplified Chinese: 黄龙; traditional Chinese: 黃龍; pinyin: Huánglóng) is a scenichuangsha and historic interest area in Songpan County in the northwest part of Sichuan, China. It is located in the southern part of the Minshan mountain range, 150 km north-northwest of the capital Chengdu. This area is known for its colorful pools formed by calcite deposits, especially in Huanglonggou (Yellow Dragon Gully), as well as diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and hot springs. Huanglong is also home to many endangered species including the Giant Panda and the Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. Huanglong was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is famed for its outstanding travertine (calcium carbonate) formations. With the virgin forest as its backdrop, the travertine scenery holds colorful ponds, beaches, lakes, springs, waterfalls, caves, etc. The travertine formations scenery is No.1 in China.

Upon entering the scenic area, a group of exquisite, crystal clear ponds will immediately catch your eyes with their unparalleled and esthetic charm. These are the Yingbin (welcoming guests) Colored Ponds. In spring, the luxuriant trees, blooming flowers, butterflies and birdsong enhance their glamour even more. From the ponds, you can see the interwoven reflection of trees, mountains, clouds and sky, which is a veritable feast to the eyes.

Along the valley, you will see many attractions including Feipuliuhui (glowing waterfall), Xishen (washing body) Cave, Penjing (miniascape) Ponds, Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Temple, Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Cave, Shitazhenhai and Zhuanhua (whirling flower) Pond, etc.

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In the Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Cave, there are three sitting Buddha figures whose bodies are encrusted with calc-sinter crystals. In winter, ice forest, bamboo shoots and waterfalls, etc, form a magical icy scene. Shitazhenhai is the most beautiful attraction in Huanglong. The calcium carbonate deposits give a myriad of different hues to the water, which is truly breath-taking. Zhuanhua Pond is crystal clear and the spring water never stops welling up. If you throw flowers or leaves into the pond, they will swirl rhythmically with flow of the water.

Huanglong’s beauty is beyond mere words, you need see it in person to truly appreciate this ‘Fairy Land on Earth’.

Tips: ●The average temperature is around 7C all the year round. It is misty in the morning and evening and rainy from May to August.
●Transportation there is very good and there are many routes for you to choose from, including for example,

Chengdu-Mianyang-Jiangyou-Pingwu-Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong
Chengdu-Dujiangyan-Wenchuan-Maoxian-Songpan-Huanglong
Chengdu-Guangyuan-Zhaohua-Wenxian-Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong
Chengdu-Guangyuan-Zhaohua-Wenxian-Jiuzhaigou-Muni Valley.
●With good telecommunications facilities, mobile phones can be used there. There are also public payphones and internet cafes that bring you even more convenient means for communication.

●Huanglong valley belongs to tableland when you climb the valley please pay attention the high altitude reaction.

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