Friday, July 23, 2010

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (UNESCO WHS)

A really nice (unfortunately a bit damaged) card of Huanglong Scenic Area. I received it from lin912 for Asia Meets the World RR, Big Group 100. This area has been a UNESCO WHS since 1992 and here is UNESCO's description of this natural beauty:

"Situated in the north-west of Sichaun Province, the Huanglong valley is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers. In addition to its mountain landscape, diverse forest ecosystems can be found, as well as spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. The area also has a population of endangered animals, including the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey."

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