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Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1992
Location: Asia, China, Songpan County, Sichuan Province
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Description: The Huanglong valley, located in the north-west of Sichaun Province, is composed of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers. The site holds not only a mountainous landscape, but also diverse forest ecosystems, as well as spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. The area is inhabited by a population of endangered animals, among them: the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  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. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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