Travertine terraces of Huanglong Valley, China

Author: admin at 19-11-2015, 14:10, Views: 31 770

Huanglong (with Keith. "Yellow Dragon") is a picturesque protected area in the Northwest of Sichuan province in China, lying 150 miles northwest of Chengdu. Natural landmark is located at an altitude of more than 3000 metres above sea level in the southern part of the Minshan mountain range. Summer and spring nearby glades covered with colorful carpets of white, red, violet and purple flowers, and with the arrival of autumn, when the leaves on the trees turn yellow, landscapes are particularly charming.

In winter, the whole area It envelops the pure white Frost, and only the mirror surface of Turquoise Lakes flickers among the ice Kingdom. The concentration of the most picturesque objects is in Huanlungou Gorge. Folded limestone fanciful forms of local topography is the result of thousands of processes. For a long time, the water flowed from the mountain glaciers and soaked into the soil. As a result, under layers of limestone on the little glubine formed underground streams, slowly dissolving as contained in the breed in large quantities calcium carbonate. Making your way to the surface, rich in minerals, the water, came under the impact of the difference in temperature and pressure, which occurred crystallization dissolved calcite, which then settles on various surfaces. So during thousands of years mother nature has created stunning travertine landscapes depending on terrain purchasing form terraces or reservoir.

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