Huanglong Scenic, Sichuan, China
Huanglong ( literally "yellow dragon") is a scenic and historic interest area in the northwest part of Sichuan, China. It is locat...
Due to thousands of years of geological evolution, Huanglong consists of numerous unique landscapes of geological landforms. Glacial revolution, terrane structure, stratum of carbonic acid rock, tufa water and climatic conditions such as Arctic-alpine sun light have created this world-famous travertine landscape.
These accumulated travertine landscapes and pools are Huanglong's main attraction. The total length of the travertine is 3.6 km and it is thought to look like a huge golden dragon wheeling through the snow-capped mountains of the valley. The main landscapes are travertine banks, colorful ponds and travertine waterfalls and caves.
The main body of water starts from the ancient Buddhist/Benbo temple at the top of the valley and ends at Xishen Cave Waterfall in the north with a length of 2.5 km and a width of 30 – 170m. The colours of Huanglong’s waters consist of yellows, greens, blues and browns.