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Orchid festival takes place at Huanglong scenic area

Publish Time: 2018-06-12 Author: From: China.org.cn
 
The Huanglong Scenic Area is known for its enchanting alpine sceneries including serene valleys, colorful travertine pools, rapids and waterfalls, as well as exotic orchid species, located in Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. [Photo/Scol.com.cn]

The Huanglong Scenic Area is hosting its third orchid festival in Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture from June 10 to July 30.

Surrounded by Minshan Mountains, Huanglong has been known to nature lovers for unspoiled natural environment and travertine pools of rainbow colors. Besides, it also provides rich varieties of rare orchid species.

Various rare and beautiful orchid species grow in Huanglong Scenic Area in Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. [Photo/Scol.com.cn]

A total of 34 varieties of beautiful orchids grow in the Huanglong Valley, including the famous ones such as cypripedium flavum, or slipper orchid, and Calanthe discolor.

This year’s orchid festival offers the opportunity to admire various orchid species in the surroundings of the breathtaking alpine sceneries and unique local culture, also provides a site for discussions of environment protection issues.

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