“Geopedia of The Month: Huanglong Karst Formation”
Huanglong is a scenic and historic interest area in the northwest part of Sichuan Province, China. The valley is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers. The water from melted snow and the karst emerge from below the earth flow together in the Huanglong Valley. The calcium carbonate in the water concentrated to form solid travertine dikes. This gives rise to many colored travertine ponds, and different layers of ponds are joined together just like terraced fields.
Because of its beautiful mountainous landscape, diverse forest ecosystems, spectacular Waterfalls, hot springs with limestone formations, Huanglong was included in the “World Heritage List” in 1992.
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