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Huang Long: A Fairyland On Earth

Huang Long lies in the south part of Min Mountain in Song Pan County, Sichuan Province in southwest China. It was denominated a special scenic spot of China in 1982 and entered "The Natural Legacy Lists of the World" in 1992. It covers an area of about 700 square kilometers. It has two parts: Huang Long and Muni Gorge. Huang Long includes Huang Long Valley, Danyun Gorge, Snow Treasure Peak, while Muni Gorge comprises two scenic spots: the Zhaga Waterfall and the Erdao Lake.

Huang Long scenic spot has very special sceneries, rich natural resources and primeval forest. Huanglong is thus called "A Fairyland on Earth". There are snow mountains just like those in Canada, the Great Gorge in America, the primeval forest in Colorado and the glamourous ponds in Huangshi Park.

With so many wonderful views gathered in one place, Huang Long is not only the treasure of China, but also the treasure of the world.

Huang Long Valley

Huang Long Valley is deeply hidden in Mt. Cang Long. It is about 60 kilometres from Cang Long to the east of snow mountain peak and the forest. A light yellow, calcareous heap covered the surface of the earth. like a golden dragon running swiftly out from the boundless virgin forest.

According to legend, many, many years ago, there was a sage named Huang Long who lived in the upper reaches of the Ming Jiang River. He had once help Da Yu govern the Chang Jiang River, the Yellow River, Huai He River and Ji He rivers. Afterwards he became a hermit and lived in the Erdao Lake then he mounted a white deer to Huang Long and trained in the Huang Long cave. The place is thus called HuangLong.

Among the pools. there are many other scenes: Huang Long Cave, the biggest calcareous cave in China; Jinshapudi, a rare calcareous fluid in the world; the Glowing Waterfall splashing down like silver pearls ; and the immemorial, mysterious and attractive Sleeping Beauty.

On the calcareous heap, there are thousands of pools with a variety of colours and shapes. Flower Washing ponds, Glowing Ponds, Potted Landscape Ponds. Mirror Ponds. Sal Tree Ponds. Glamourous Ponds-, Fragrant Ponds, Jade-bathing Ponds, Colorful Ponds in the snow mountain and so on. They are in eight parts, distributed ingeniously bright, gorgeous and splendid.

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