Located in Songpan County, northwest of Sichuan and 105 kilometers from Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong National Park is the only well-preserved plateau wetland in China and is famous for its colorful travertine pools, snow-capped mountains, canyons, and diverse forest ecosystems. Listed in the World Heritage in 1992 by UNESCO, Huanglong is also the home to endangered animals including the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey.

Useful Information

Best Seasons: From June to November
Recommended Visiting Time: 3~6 hrs
Opening Hours: 09h00 ~ 17h00
Tickets: Peak Season (1st June- 15th December): 170 RMB /person, low Season (16th December- 31st May): 60 RMB/person
Address: Songpan County, Aba, Sichuan

When Visit Huanglong?

The best times to visit Huanglong are between September and early November when autumn colors contrast with turquoise waters.

It’s cold in spring, but the sky is blue and has fewer tourists. The summer is rainy and also the rush time for tourists. The fair of Huanglong Temple is held in the Huanglong Nature Reserve in mid-July, and during this festival, the Qiang and Tibetan people all wear their most beautiful traditional costumes to commemorate the Yellow Dragon God.

The scenery is also beautiful in winter when covered in snow and lakes and waterfalls frozen.

How to Get to Huanglong?

We suggest you visit Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou together, as they are not far apart. The best way to get to them is to take the flight to Huanglong Airport, 88 kilometers from Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area and 43 km from Huanglong.

From Chengdu, there are lots of flights to Huanglong Airport. Some big cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, etc, also have flights direct to Huanglong Airport.

How to Visit Huanglong?

It is recommended to take the cable car to the upper part of the Huanglong Valley. After visiting the top attractions: the Huanglong Temple and Five-color Pond, you will walk down the valley and visit the attractions one by one until reach the foot of the valley. Alternatively, visit in reverse. We recommend not walking up and down as it uses too much energy, and there is no need to repeat the walking path.

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