Uncover the Nine Villages Valley, a part of China with turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls. Rarely seen by western visitors, this delightful scenery is one of China’s real treasures. Combined with the most popular sights of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai this tour really provides the best of both worlds.
Towering pinnacles swathed in mist, sky-skimming mountains and nature at its most verdant are just some of the wonders included on this scenic tour. Indulge your senses with China’s most spectacular, mysterious and dramatic natural highlights.
Sichuan Province is the natural habitat of one of the world's endangered species – the Giant Panda. We observe these magnificent creatures at the Panda Conservation Centre in Dujiangyan as well as admire the Grand Buddha in Leshan. We also visit Mt Emei and beautiful Nine Villages Valley.
The pools are formed from travertine, a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs. It is algae and bacteria that create the colours.
The flora and fauna around Huanglong is particularly diverse – some of which are rare and/or endangered.
Endangered animals believed to live in the valley’s forest includes giant pandas and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey.
A temple sits at the top of the mountain – built during the Ming Dynasty, it combines Buddhism and Taoism.
The largest group of ponds is made up of 700 pools of water and is known as Wucai Chi (Five Colours Ponds).
Huanglong has been nicknamed the ‘Fairy Land on Earth’.
The Huanglong Valley is 3.6 kilometres in length and encompasses snowy mountain peaks and glaciers.
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