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Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area World Heritage Site

Région d'intérêt panoramique et historique de Huanglong, China

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Huanglong (simplified Chinese: 黄龙; traditional Chinese: 黃龍; pinyin: Huánglóng; literally "yellow dragon") is a scenic and historic interest area in the northwest part of Sichuan, China. It is located in the southern part of the Minshan mountain range, 150 kilometres (93 mi) 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.

Due to thousands of years of geological evolution, Huanglong consists of numerous unique landscapes of geological landforms. Glacial revolution, terrane structure, stratum of carbonic acid rock, tufa water and climatic conditions such as Arctic-alpine sun light have created this world-famous travertine landscape. These accumulated travertine landscapes and pools are Huanglong's main attraction.

Huanglong covers an area of 1830 sq km at an altitude between 1700m and 5588m. Major scenic areas include:

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  • WDPA ID67733
  • NameHuanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Original NameRégion d'intérêt panoramique et historique de Huanglong
  • Country / TerritoryCHN
  • Sub locationCN-51
  • IUCN CategoryNot ApplicableWhat is this?
  • English DesignationWorld Heritage Site
  • Designation TypeInternational
  • StatusInscribed
  • Status Year1992
  • Reported Area km2700.0
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International Criteria(vii)
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
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