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
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