Brilliant turquoise pools, quiet rivers, cascading waterfalls and mystical yellow rocks are just part of what makes Huanglong National Park, a UNESO World Heritage site, worth a visit.
Travelers love wandering the scenic passes that wind through incredible blue waters and the popular cable car offers impressive views of the landscape down below. Easy walking trails stretch over calcified rock and loop through dense forest, offering an up-close look at this unique
and fragile ecosystem. Visitors warn that while the climb is easy, the air is thinner, so be prepared for a shift in altitude—and perhaps a little light-headedness that follows.
The park is open daily from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. It is located 150 kilomteres northwest of Chengdu and 65 kilometers west of Songpan. Travelers agree it’s best to visit this park in the fall when water levels are at their peak and rivers and waterfalls are most impressive.