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Huanglong Scenic Valley

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Pingsong Street, Songpan County 623300, China
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Valley of Huang Long, meaning "Yellow Dragon", has snow mountains, a large cave, Huanglong colorful lakes, as well as endangered animals, including the giant panda.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“high altitude” (30 reviews)
“dry season” (13 reviews)
“cable car” (94 reviews)
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Pingsong Street, Songpan County 623300, China
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"high altitude"
in 30 reviews
"dry season"
in 13 reviews
"cable car"
in 94 reviews
"walk up"
in 12 reviews
"walked down"
in 9 reviews
"shortness of breath"
in 4 reviews
"recommended trip"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful sceneries"
in 2 reviews
"the bus"
in 13 reviews
"tour agency"
in 3 reviews
"peak season"
in 5 reviews
"mountain top"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"warm clothing"
in 3 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 3 reviews
"ticket office"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We walked up and then down again, including breakfast and lunch time, photos etc it should take max 5 hours for fit people. We didn't need extra oxygen.

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

I can't believe this is China. Beautiful scenery and fresh air. The mountains have snow on the tops and green trees covering the areas further down. There are even birds and squirrels running around if you keep an eye out. The beautiful coloured waters and...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

We were there at the end of the dry season but it was still beautiful. There are pictures around that show you what a particular area is like with more water. As well as the pools, there is a large temple and caves. Our flight...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

I visited the valley in the middle of May, my fault for sure. Unfortunately it's still dried up, hardly any water in the rivers and lakes. It kind of makes you sadder because you get a glimpse of how it could look like in it's...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

We went to Huanglong in early May, and it was not so spectacular. It was the dry season, few ponds, no waterfalls, no reduced ticket price. But the taxi to Jiuzhaiguo made the experience for us, snow-capped mountains, yaks, gold plated temples, furry horses. We...More

Thank Gerald W
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

I was in Huanglong with a group of seniors in their 60's to late 70's and am very proud of them for conquering Huanglong. I think staying a couple of nights in Jiuzaigou and a night in Huanglong before the climb was helpful for them...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a high altitude (average 3,500m ) nature attraction with mountain ridges and snow capped peaks, deep valleys, rivers and waterfalls and ponds and lakes .One could readily imagine a celestial golden dragon wading in water .We visited in early May and one day...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

Nice Park, fresh air and well maintained. A lot of beautiful sites. You have to walk from point to point, no public transportation. Trails are on wooden platforms (easy). The drawback is, this place is not for everyone. The tour agency that I booked from...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

I think this park has lots of potential when there's water everywhere. But in April, there's only water at the top and the rest of the park on the way down is kind of uninteresting and depressing, probably not worth the steep entrance and transportation...More

Thank Frederik D
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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Panicked at first when ticket office was shut but as I walked up to the gates a couple appeared and charged me 60rmb for a ticket. The sun was shining and other than meeting 2 men in the first 10 mins I had the valley...More

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Yuval W
August 20, 2017|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yuval, personally I won't bring 2-3 year old kids. They cannot express themselves clearly if something is bothering them. Altitude sickness can effect anyone regardless what your background is and it is very dangerous for... More
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MVM81
December 21, 2016|
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Response from chinapolarbear | Reviewed this property |
You can rent private cars, which can give you more leisure with your times, because if you take the public buses, you are timebound, which means you will be rushed. If you are not a hiker like me, this is not the best... More
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SandyAmanda
August 6, 2016|
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Response from ghkulkarni | Reviewed this property |
Unless you have known problem for altitude you should not worry. The cost of O2 can varies from RMB60 to 120. Also they have Oxigen bars at few places in Huanglong, cost of which is also not very high.
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