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Huanglong Scenic Valley, Songpan County

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Explore the World Heritage Site of Huanglong Scenic Valley, known for its limestone formations and vivid azure ponds. Take a cable car or hike up to the top of the scenic mountainous trail, sprinkled with travertine caves, waterfalls, and hundreds of pools that dazzle with their different colors, dependent on the changes in weather. From the picturesque valley trails you can enjoy the view of verdant forests and snow-capped peaks, home to the rare giant panda and golden snub-nosed monkey. Plan your Huanglong Scenic Valley visit and explore what else you can see and do in Songpan County using our Songpan County vacation planner.
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  • Panicked at first when ticket office was shut but as I walked up to the gates a couple appeared and charged me 60rmb for a ticket. The sun was shining and other than meeting 2 men in the first 10 mins...  more »
  • 人很多,爬山不易,快了容易起高反,最好预留充足时间。五彩池很美,其他就感觉没什么好看的了。总的来说还行,但不如九寨沟。  more »
  • Airport which we reach is located in the mountains. Being a small airport at once we found the counter where they sell excursions to Huanglong. There were only two seats and we bought them. It cost US 120 CNY per person. They are mini buses departing when they have 8-10 people to their destination. The tour takes you first to Huanglong, leave you there 4 hours and then take you to Jiuzhaigou. The mini bus was going to stop. They were all very nice Chinese. We were lucky that a passenger knew little English and was translating us telling the driver. This area is very rural and Tibetan. Most people who live here work in the field. The scenery during the trip were really beautiful. Huanglong, which is world heritage by Unesco, is known for its virtuosic terraces formed by deposits of calcite, diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and hot springs. It is also the habitat of several species in danger of extinction, including the giant panda. It is famous for its four "wonders": colored Lakes, snow capped mountains, beautiful valleys and green forests. It is the only wetland intact plateau that exists in China. The most famous scenic area is the Valley Huanglong, which houses more than 3,400 colored Lakes. You can climb by foot or by cable car. We chose the cable car to go faster. He is very expensive: 160 CNY (CNY 80 if you are a student) and the entrance to the Park 200 CNY (CNY 100 if you are a student). The driver let us 4 and a half hours, and told us in Chinese, but we understood you, that not we separated us from the group to find us out. We leave the suitcases in the minibus. They sold bottles of oxygen if someone had difficulty breathing. Had all toilets and stalls for snacks. We loved this park: forests with pines of different colors, snowy mountains, water everywhere, waterfalls, pools of calcite, temples... and maybe the blue sky. It was a very good day and we enjoyed it. The road has no loss because you have to follow a Boardwalk. There are three areas to see which are the terraces of calcite and the pools of colors. First you have to upload and then goes down. The colors of the water were amazing, vivid and intense colours. Also had temples. There were a lot people but Western we saw very few. At the end we had to lighten. We believe that it ideal to see it all well would be necessary some 5 hours. A time below gathered the group, the driver we led to the station of buses of Jiuzhaigou. There we caught a taxi for us take to the village.
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