Situated in the northwest of Sichuan Province near the Jiuzhaigou Park, Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is world-renowned for the colorful lakes, snow clad mountains, valley and virgin forest. Taking an area of 400,000 square kilometers, Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is about 56 kilometers away from Songpan County and 122 kilometers away from Pingwu County.
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is composed of two parts, Huanglong and Mouni Valley. Huanglong includes Huanglong Valley, Danyun Gorge, Xuebaoding Peak. Huanglong Valley, situated at the foot of Xuebaoding Peak, acquired its name from a temple, Huanglong Temple. Huanglong Valley is made up of snow-capped peak and the easternmost of all Chinese glaciers, which is the only well-protected plateau wetland in China. The valley is formed by limestone so that the unique and colorful calc-sinter landscape constitutes its main scene. In addition, the valley has a population of endangered animals, including the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey.
Mouni Valley is made up of Zhaga Waterfall and Erdaogou Lake. Zhaga Waterfall is the largest calc-sinter waterfall in China. Rising 3,270 meters above the sea level, Zhafa Waterfall is 93.2 meters high and 35 meters wide. There are lakes and ponds in its upper reaches and amphitheatre river bed in the lower reaches. At the bottom of Zhaga Waterfall, there is a round-shaped stone onto which the waterfall cascades. Passed through a serpentine plank path, a viewing deck appears, which is the best place to appreciate the beauty of Zhaga Waterfall.
Huanglong is featured with its splendid and unique calc-sinter landscape along with ethnic villages and temples. Under the blue sky, Huanglong area takes on a dynamic and miraculous picturesque beauty. More than 3,400 clear and colorful calc-sinter lakes are like young ladies displaying their coquettish and intelligence.
Huanglong area is like a green treasure house where shelters 1,500 kinds of higher plants and rare animals. Many kinds of plants can be found only in Huanglong area such as Kingdonia unifora, Ciraeaster agrestis. There are more than 59 kinds of animals and 155 kinds of birds including giant pandas, golden monkeys, clouded leopard and so on.
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.
Admission Fee: 200RMB (from Apr. 1st to Nov. 15th ) 80RMB(from Nov.16 to Mar.31 of the following year)
Open Time: 8:00 – 18:00