Huanglong - the heavenly scenery on earth
Huang Long lies in the south part of Min Mountain in Song Pan County, Sichuan Province in southwest China.
The locals passed a legend that this are is the manifestation of a yellow dragon after its victory over a demon.In fact,Huanglong got ther name from the color of the teraced land. There are waters which contains rich Calcium carbonate coming down from the higher part of the mountain. After millions of millions of years' geographical sedimentation and natural Oxidation, various types of sedimentary rocks are formed under the water, from afar, they lookslike a yellow dragon lying in water, HENCE the name of “Huanglong - the Yellowdragon”.
It was denominated a special scenic spot of China in 1982 and listed as "The Natural Legacy 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.