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Heritage Sites: Huanglong 
Inscribed: 1992 Criteria: N (iii)

Huanglong Valley
Situated in the north-west of Sichuan Province, the Huanglong valley is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers .In addition to its mountain landscape, diverse forest ecosystems can be found, as well as spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. The area also has a population of endangered animals, including the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey.

The picturesque Huanglong is found in Songpan County, in the northwest piece of Sichuan Province and includes the Huanglong and Muni Valley. The significant view is moved in the 3.6-kilometer in length Huanglong Valley that incorporates snow-clad crests and the easternmost glacial masses in China. Because of its layered calcium carbonated store designs, the valley looks like a brilliant monster slowing some way or another through the virgin woodland, stone mountains and ice sheets. Along the valley are scrambling various bright lakes of diverse sizes and shapes, which are strewn with gold hued limestone store giving a gleaming brilliant tint to water, so in daylight, a brilliant mythical serpent appears to surge forward from the woods. Subsequently it was named Yellow Dragon Valley (Huanglong Valley).

One of Huanglong's most characterizing peculiarities, travertineis a kind of limestone saved by mineral springs, shaped by the precipitation of calcium carbonate. Over the long haul, the water in Huanglong has ended up differentiated by dividers of this store, and it birthed the a large number of mineral lakes and lakes that cover a significant part of the recreation center. Indeed the waterfalls course over thick layers of the brilliant limestone.

The water in a considerable lot of these poolsis so completely clear that you can see the base with your bare eyes, and the turquoise shading gives the "yellow winged serpent" of Huanglong valley a sprinkling of water scales.

A few well known gimmicks in Huanglong incorporate the Five Color Ponds, Mirror Ponds, Welcoming Guests Ponds, the Marvelous Flying Waterfall (Feipu Liuhui), 'Washing Body Cave', the Bonsai Ponds (Penjing Chi), Huanglong Temple, Huanglong Cave, and Whirling Flower Pond (Zhuanhua Chi).

There is stating that individuals who originated from Jiuhaigou and Huanglong have no compelling reason to admire the excellence of water in different spots. It's hard to depict the incredible magnificence of Huanglong to somebody who has not seen it.


Admission Fee: CNY 200 in peak season (April 1 to November 15)
CNY 60 in low season (November 16 to the next March 31)
Cable Car: CNY 80 (up), CNY 40 (down)
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 17:00
Recommended Time for a Visit: One day


The most noteworthy temperatures in Huanglong are in July and August, arriving at a normal greatest of 16 °C (61 °F). The least daytime temperatures in December through February achieve a normal most extreme of 1 °C (34 °F).
The climate in winter is frosty and long, and its cool and clammy in the late spring. It is foggy in the morning and evening, and the blustery season is from May to August. The atmosphere changes and cools vertically. In the high slopes, its sodden and cold. In the valleys, its drier and cold.

What to bring
Come readied with water, snacks, sunblock and agreeable shoes. Remember the season and bring climate fitting attire and downpour gear. Sustenance and beverages can be acquired at shops, yet may be extravagant, so you may need to bring your own. Restrooms are accessible, however there may no tissue available.

Recommended Tour: 6 Days Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Tour

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