UNESCO World Heritage-Natural Site
Located at Xuebaoding, the main peak of Laoshan Mountain, in Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture is the Huanglong Scenic Area. It contains the headquarters of Huanglong as well as the Munigou Ditch. This area is famous for its beautiful calcification pools, which are numerous, crystal clear and colorful too. There is all sorts of natural scenery to take in, such as forests, valleys, snow mountains and waterfalls. The spectacular surface travertine in the Huanglong Scenic Area flows in the original linhai, resembling a golden dragon taking off in the world, hence the name "Huanglong". The Huanglong Scenic Area is also known as the "Four Extremes" in for its pots, snow-capped mountains, forests and canyons.