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Chengdu Huanglong National Park

Introducing Huanglong National Park, Huanglong National Park Guide, Huanglong National Park Travel Guide.
Article from Sichuan Municipal Commission of Tourism

Huanglong National Park at above 3,000m altitudeis one of the highest scenic areas in China. Huanglong National Park is famous for its unique karst landscape and abundant animal and plant resources. The abundant vegetation landscapes varies in line with subtropical evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved forest, coniferous and broad leaf forest, subalpine coniferous forest and alpine bushes and meadows from Huanglong Valley at 2,000m altitude to the mountain top of 3,800m. More than 10 species of rare animals, including giant panda and snub-nosedmonkey, wander here, echoing with the unique karst landscape and rare animal and plant resources of Huanglong National Park and creating an intact and natural beauty. Known and loved for its colorful pools, snow peaks, canyons, and forests, Huanglong National Park is the only plateau wetland in China still in its natural state.

Colorful Pond 
Colorful Pond consists of 693 calcified colorful ponds at the upper end of Huanglong National Park, 4,166m away from the Entrance. Here are green hills, towering snow peak (main peak of Minshan Mountain, 5,588m tall) and numerous colorful ponds in various sizes and shapes as if they were watercolor plates filled with bluish green, sea blue, light blue and other gorgeous colorful paints.

Hongxingyan Rock 
Hongxingyan Rock Scenic Area lies at the east of Zhangla Basin and west slope of Minshan Mountain at a relatively high altitude. Secluded and mysterious, it is characterized for the geomorphologic landscape with large amount of picturesque peaks and rocks and glacier-barrier lakes formed by Quaternary glaciation. Located at the Hongxing Lake (also "Red StarLake") of an asymmetrical five-pointed star shape at 4,300m altitude, the scenic area is quite, beautiful and surrounded by blooming flowers.

Shuimeiren Mountain 
Shuimeiren Mountain (Sleeping Beauty) is a mountain landscape of Huanglong National Park. When you look back from Color Lake or the back temple in Huanglong, a young lady is sleeping there surrounded by hills under the blue sky and white cloud quietly and comfortably; she wears Tibetan dress and adornment featuring absolutely lifelike head, bosom, belly and waist; she has remarkable temperament with nicer nose and smiling lips; she is like a fairy flying in the clouds and lies still in the immense forest.

Quick Facts on Huanglong National Park

• Name: Huanglong National Park
• Location: 40 Km South of Chengdu
• Phone: +86-28-86702366 
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Time for a Visit: Half a Day
• Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 200 (April to November), CNY 80 (November to March of next year)