Huanglong – Unique Yellow Dragon Pools in China

Huanglong – Unique Yellow Dragon Pools in China

Huanglong, Sichuan, China. This scenic place means „Yellow Dragon“ in Chinese. Found in the Minshan mountain range, Huanglong is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Among various natural wonders, the colorful terraced pools are among the most recognizable and picturesque spots here.

These pools are the travertine formations, that also include lakes, beaches and caves. Besides forests, waterfalls, hot springs and mountains, Huanglong is a home for the endangered Giant Panda and Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. The nature reserve also features temples and Buddha statues, scattered in the park.

Why to go there?

A wonderful natural reserve, with various picturesque sites and hiking opportunities; great tourist facilities. Guided tours are available.

When to go there?

All year round. The peak season takes place from April to November.

How to get there?

By bus from various cities, since this is a popular tourist destination.

Lead photo by Dominik Orth

Huanglong-Photo by Cactus Enoki

Photo by Cactus Enoki

Huanglong-Photo by yunping ren

Photo by yunping ren

Huanglong-Photo by Viet Hung

Photo by Viet Hung

Huanglong-Photo by rendy Sunardi

Photo by rendy Sunardi

Huanglong

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