Saturday, August 29, 2009

China Sheetlet: 2009-18

China Sheetlet II
Name: Huanglong Scenic Area (黄龙)
Number: 2009-18
Date of Issue: 27 August 2009
Value: 6 stamp/sheet

1.20元 (3-1):
Guest Welcome Ponds (迎宾池)
1.20元 (3-2): Glittery Flying Waterfall (飞瀑流辉)
1.20元 (3-3): Muni Gully (Erdao Lake) (牟尼沟二道海)

One of the highest scenic areas in China, the Huanglong Scenic Area covers an area of 700 square kilometers in Songpan County of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Its primary sight, Huanglong (Yellow Dragon Gully), is a golden sloping are of active calacareous deposition that resembles a huge dragon galloping gown the snow-capped mountain; hence the name Huanglong (Yellow Dragon). The scenic are is graced with abundant resources, featuring eight complexes of more than 3,400 calcareous ponds in multiple colors and of varying shapes. Dazzling amongst the high mountains, deep valleys, snow peaks, silver waterfalls, green lakes and exuberant forests, the colorful ponds exhibit stunning views. In 1992, the Huanglong Scenic Area was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

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