Huanglong Valley

At Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we love those places, which bring back emotions. That is why today we are travelling to a magic place in China: Huanglong Valley.

Huanglong Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area or Huanglong Valley is located in the Minshan mountain range in Songpan County, in northern Sichuan Province. Huanglong means “Yellow Dragon”, got its name for its special geographical features. It is famous all over the world for its extraordinary landscape.

According to the legend, about 4,000 years ago, during Xia dynasty, a yellow dragon helped the king Xiayu channel the floodwater in to the sea, making the Minjiang River. Due to the calcium carbonate mineral deposit patterns and the gold colour of the water, the river looks like the tail of a Yellow Dragon. In later years the valley was given its name and a temple was built in honour of this yellow dragon.

For Chinese culture, Chinese dragons are classified depending on their colours; every colour has a symbolic meaning. The yellow dragon, which is known as the “most worshipped dragon”, symbolizes the emperor and his family. Yellow symbolizes wealth and prosperity.

The main scenery covers an area of 700 square metres and it is famous for its “four wonders”: colour lakes, beautiful valleys, snowy mountains and green forests. Huanglong is made up of over 3,000 multicoloured ponds. The valley also has five waterfalls, four stalactite caves and three ancient temples.

Huanglong Valley also has a population of endangered animals, such as the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey.

If you also like discovering spots with oriental mysticism, we suggest you to visit Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, where you will be able to live a 100% Asian unique experience.