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The Natural Beauty of Huanglong National Nature Reserve

 2014-05-11    Young    Sights    Sichuan    910  

Situated in Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, Huanglong National Nature Reserve is 56 kilometers far from Songpan County in western direction, 122 kilometers east to Pingwu County, accounting for an area of some forty-thousand hectares. Huanglong National Nature Reserve, dominated mainly by the Huanglonggou is located in the southern part of Minshan Mountains southeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Since that there're precious trees outside of the natural protection areas and the rare wildlife resources with special value inside the forest districts, the nature reserve is absolutely invaluable to the practice of protecting for its large scale, biodiversity, gorgeous scenery, intact ecosystem and many more.

The nature preservation zone is known throughout the world for its colorful pond, snow-capped mountains, deep valley and thick forest. It's seen as the only well-preserved wetland on the plateau in our country. It's backed by the Xubaoding that is the main peak of the Minshan mountains with an elevation of 5588 meters shaped like a snow-white pyramid, looking scared, noble and solemn in the mountains. Perhaps the most important characteristic of the nature preserves is its wonderful karst formations.

Huanglonggou with an overall length of 7.5 kilometers and width of 1.5 kilometers sloped gently downwards towards the river. Inside the valley is laden with creamy yellow rocks, far in the distance likes the yellow dragon that winds through the thick forest and the hidden valley, which are in their manifold windings shaded by the most delightful forests, and it was only later that it was renamed as Huanglonggou. It enjoys a good reputation both at home and abroad for its miracle, elegance and serenity. It in some ways had dragonlike images in the eyes of the Chinese. Thus it's always compared to the Jade Pool in the world and the symbol of Chinese civilization.

The first thing you saw when you entered the scenic spot was a collection of exquisite and unique pools with quietly limpid water. They come in many shapes and sizes. Being oddly shaped, the ponds are richly colored, rhythmic and steady. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, behind the mountains rose the first gentle slopes of the hill clad with trees, and trees marched away westward along the curving shores of the pool.

There are the wild flowers come marching out. Butterflies are dancing in the air. The groups of flowers float in casual clouds among the hills. There's a winding stone path surrounded by flowers, fringed with the lookout pavilion set on a height to give an extensive view, which made the sight more amusing!

The richness and uniqueness of biodiversity in Huanglong National Nature Reserve are unparalleled not only in China but also in the world. Its biodiversity is well protected, and biological types are continuously enriched. It is regarded as a critical gene pool for the biodiversity of the globe. The nature reserve has comparatively advantageous natural environmental and resource conditions. The deep valley of the area was very fertile, and the young tender grass covered it! 

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