The Land Of China -- Landmarks
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
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 and then mounted a white deer to Huang Long and trained in the Huang Long cave. The place is thus called Huang Long.
Huang Long Valley is deeply hidden in Mount Cang Long. It is about 60 kilometers from Cang Long to the east of Snow Mountain Peak and the forest. Here a light yellow, calcareous heap covers the surface of the earth, like a golden dragon running swiftly out from the boundless forest. Thus, the name of "Yellow Dragon."
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, a mysterious and attractive Sleeping Beauty.
Danyun Gorge, a Natural Scroll Painting
There are innumerable sheer precipices and overhanging rocks in Danyun Gorge: Stone Horse Pass, Kuanyin Rock, and Zou Kong Rock and the Squating Cat, standing facing each other. Long Di Shui and the lcy Waterfall spill down and wind their wayy for about 18 kilometers to the heart of the mountain. It is very dangerous in the valley.
From the Jade Bamboo Shoot Peak which lies in the mouth of Huanglong Valley to the Fan-Shaped Cave, the mountains rise and fall. The Fujiang River flows along. As the tide of autumn arrives, all the leaves grow red,
Snow Treasure Peak
In the fairy tales of tbe Zang, Qiang, Hui and Han nationalities, Snow Treasure Peak was very holy. It is the highest peak in the range of Mingshan Mountain, reaching 5588 meters above sea level. It looks like a huge white pyramid standing among the mountains. There are plenty of ancient glaciers around it, which have developed into a huge mass and nearly a hundred highland lakes of 10000 square meters today.
Zhaga Waterfall, Erdao Lake, and the big grassland
The Mouni Gorge lies in the boundless forest. There is an immense warterfall roaring down from the calcareous rock which is 104 metres high.
Erdao Lake is in the north part of Mouni Gorge. The beautiful lakes such as Swan Lake, Flowers Lake, and Rhinoceros Lake appear like shining diamonds in the green forest, quiet and attractive. A hot, medical, mineral spring with a temperature of 21° C at the south part of the valley is named Pearl-Boiling Lake.
Within the boundaries of Song Pan, there are vast grasslands. When spring comes, all flowers are vying for beauty in full bloom. The summer grasslands are dotted with cows and sheep. In autumn, the whole grassland looks just like a huge and magnificent picture, and in winter it will be covered with snow as grassland takes on another new look.
the City Nearby
In the town extremities near Huang Long is the Ancient Wall, which was first built during the Tang Dynasty and rebuit in the Ming dynasty.
Within the vicissitudes of the city, the people of Zang, Qiang, Hui and Han experienced ups and downs during the war. The city wall recorded the historic changes and showed the character of a nation - deep, bold, and generous. Today when you step up on the top of the wall, you can't help sighing with emotion and thoughtfulness.
Huang Long Scenes