Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

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32°44′22″N 103°49′39″E / 32.73944°N 103.82750°E / 32.73944; 103.82750

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
UNESCO World Heritage Site
The colorful limestone pools of Huanglonggou and scenic mountains attract many tourists to the Huanglong area.
CriteriaNatural: vii
Reference638
Inscription1992 (16th Session)

Huanglong (simplified Chinese: 黄龙; traditional Chinese: 黃龍; pinyin: Huánglóng) is a scenic and historic interest area in Songpan County in the northwest part of Sichuan, China. It is located in the southern part of the Minshan mountain range, 150 km north-northwest of the capital Chengdu. This area is known for its colorful pools formed by calcite deposits, especially in Huanglonggou (Yellow Dragon Gully), as well as diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and hot springs. Huanglong is also home to many endangered species including the Giant Panda and the Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. Huanglong was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.

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