Huanglong Scenic Valley, Songpan County

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Explore the World Heritage Site of Huanglong Scenic Valley, known for its limestone formations and vivid azure ponds. Take a cable car or hike up to the top of the scenic mountainous trail, sprinkled with travertine caves, waterfalls, and hundreds of pools that dazzle with their different colors, dependent on the changes in weather. From the picturesque valley trails you can enjoy the view of verdant forests and snow-capped peaks, home to the rare giant panda and golden snub-nosed monkey. Use our Songpan County trip itinerary site to visit Huanglong Scenic Valley on your trip to Songpan County, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The park is just wonderful. Less known than Jiuzhaigou (which I didn't get to visit), but it deserves the 7 hours bus ride you have to do from Chengdu. To reach it, take the Chengdu-Songpan bus (departure from Chadianzi bus station) and stay overnight in Songpan (a pretty village in the Sichuan Mountains). From Songpan a taxi will take you in 40 minutes to the entrance of the wonderful park (250 Y A/R) and will wait for you at the exit. I think there are also buses from Jiuzhaigou that allow you to visit Huanglong in the day. Impossible, of course, to visit the park in the day from Chengdu.
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  • Unlike the white-coloured salt flats of Turkey, the water pond containers here are a gold-brown in colour. The surrounding beauty here is very beautiful, calm and serene. Good place to unwind and rela...  more »
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