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Chengdu, Jiuzhaiguo, Leshan (Aug 2014)

HUANGLONG (20/08/14):

  • Location: Within Songpan County, in the northwest part of Sichuan Province.
  • Estimated Area: 1830 km2
  • Altitude: between 1700m and 5588m.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1992).

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JIUZHAIGOU (21/08/14):

  • Jiuzhaigou is a nature reserve and national park located in the north of Sichuan province, China.
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley stretches over 72,000 hectares (180,000 acres) and covers altitudes ranging from 2,000 meters (6,561 feet) to about 4,300 meters (14,107 feet).
  • This national reserve comprises large number of lakes, waterfalls and rich variety of endangered plants.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1992).

 

Nuorilang Waterfall is 32m wide and 25m tall, and it is the widest waterfall in Jiuzhaigou.2014-08-21_0947_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_nuorilang-falls_lr_nm

 

Five Colour Pond (Wucai Chi) is one of the smallest bodies of water in Jiuzhaigon lakes. Despite its modest size, it has a richly colored underwater landscape with some of the brightest and clearest waters in the area.  2014-08-21_1121_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_five-colour-pond-wucai-chi_lr_nw 2014-08-21_1126_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_five-colour-pond-wucai-chi_lr_nw2014-08-21_1126_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_five-colour-pond-wucai-chi_lr_nw 2014-08-21_1131_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_five-colour-pond-wucai-chi_lr_nw 2014-08-21_1141_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_five-colour-pond-wucai-chi_lr_nw

 

Five Flower Lake has a bottom landscape that is criss-crossed with ancient fallen tree trunks.2014-08-21_1449_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_five-flower-lake_lr_nw

 

Pearl Shoal is 310m wide and 28m tall. A scene of the television adaptation of Journey to the West was filmed here. 2014-08-21_1607_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_pearl-shoal_lr_nw 2014-08-21_1602_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_pearl-shoal_lr_nw 2014-08-21_1622_china_sichuan_jiuzhaigou_pearl-shoal_lr_nw

 

HUANGLONGXI (23/08/14):

  • Huanglongxi is an ancient town with a history of more than 1,700 years.
  • Situated in Shuangliu County, 30 kilometers southeast from Chengdu.

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