Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (UNESCO natural heritage site since 1992)
The Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is located in Songpan County of the Aba Tibctan and Qiang Autonomous Region, Sichuan Province. with an area of 700 sq km. It is over 3,000 m above sea level, surrounded by snowy peaks. With perfectly preserved geological structures, remnants of' glaciation and the topographic features of river sources, it is world-renowned for its colorful ponds, glaciers, valleys and forests. It is also rich in animal and plant germ plasma resources.