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Huanglong Scenic Valley
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Owner description: 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.
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 arrived at 8pm and we got up early to ascend by cable car and walk down slowly – as keen photographers it took us about 5+ hours to descend. The route is on boardwalks that are immaculately clean – there are waste bins every 50 to 100 metres and cleaners sweeping the paths and picking up any rubbish. There are frequent toilet blocks along the route. Oxygen canisters are sold at the many stalls along the route. Cost – entrance to the park is 200RMB + 80RMB for the cable car.

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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 prime. I think there's an off-season fee too but May is already full price - for no reason at all. It's also much smaller then Jiuzhaigou not so far away, you can spend there much more time (for practically the same price). It doesn't come cheap considering the circumstances...
You should definitely visit however in the right time, it must really looks stunning!

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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 asked our driver to stop several times so we could get out and take pictures. If you can get a day time flight in or out of Jiuzhai-Huanglong airport, you can also see some amazing scenery.

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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 to get used of the altitude. I would recommend doing this to avoid altitude sickness.
We took the cable car up. From the cable car to the Travertine (Colourful) Pond is about 3km (2.5km flat and 500m uphill/stairs). The walk down to the exit is about 9km. It a very very long and tiring 11km walk. I find the walk down much more challenging than the walk up to the colorful pond.
We visited the park May7 and its pretty quiet and the weather is about 3-12C with sunshine at that time. Visiting the park during this period is nice because you don't have to fall in line nor push with other tourists. But on the other hand, there aren't much water so some of the scenic spots are dry and boring.
I am told that Aug-Oct is the best time to visit but the crowd and the summer heat can be frustrating. Our guide suggests end October, though colder, there are fewer crowds and there are still running water in the ponds and falls.

To cap this review:
- Huanglong is beautiful!!! Must go!!!
- best not to rush, allow yourself to get use to the altitude by staying overnight in Jiuzaigou and Huanglong
- for elderlies, take note of the altitude (bet 3500-4000m) and the long 11km walk
- the restroom is bad (typical of China)
- wooden walkway along the park is very nice and easy to walk on, the steps are not high
- area to rest and/or buy oxygen is available inside the park
- bring some food and water
- walking stick helps

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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 after a heavy snow fall which resulted in the cancellation of 8 inbound flights. The views are amazing. Advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes with adequate warm clothing as temperature variation is great. Many visitors had to buy oxygen canisters due to breathtaking difficulties caused by high altitude. Although the timing is not peak season, a visit is still worthwhile.

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