The”Earthly Legendary Pool”
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area,lies in the middle part of Min Mountain in Song Fan Country, Sichuan Province, southest China, where the source of Min River and Tuo River come from.It comprises the Core Scenery of Huanglong,peripheral spots of Danyun Gorges, Snow Treasure Peak,Snow Mountain Ridge,Hongxing Rock, Munigou and West Gully.Huanglong is best know for its “Four wonders”,namely, travertine flows zigzag their waysthrough virgin forests,much like a gold giant dragon.Over 3000 colered ponds are clustered ,with jade like crystal water running down the overlapping terraces, pouring into eight pond groups.They present a fantastic and miraculous picture like golden scales of a giant dragon.Hence Huanglong is affectionately called the “Sacred Wonderland” and “Earthly Legendary Pool”.
The calcium bicarbonate deposites take shape of collapsed travertine, travertine flow beach, travertine waterfalls,and other unique karsts landscapes in Huanglong.The large travertine accumulations,created by the arctic-alpine enviroment,are rarely seen in other parts of the world. layer over layer,travertine ponds look like terraces under green waters dazzling under the sun.Huanglong is well known for its large number and size of Bianshiba colored ponds in the world.
Here,as buddhism, Taoism, Sakyamuni and Confucianism well intergrate; Huangong is believed to be a holy religious place.
Huanglong is also noted for its abundant plant resources ,complex vegetation types,and complete vertical vegetation zonation.Ancient trees are everywhere,feeding the dropping fruits,Jianzhu bamboo, Shuiliu willow woods,azaleas and primroses.Huanglong is also a paradise for mixed breeds of animals and a conservation center for some rare species. It is thus called as the Plant Kingdom in Frigid Zone & Temperate Zone.
With so many wonderful views gathered in one place, Huanglong is not only the treasure of China, but also the treasure of the world.