Photos from Huanglong, Minshan; Sichuan province, China

Huanglong, with its smaller waterfalls and mildly terraced but gorgeously colored terrain, might not have the same wow factor as Jiuzhaigou, but I preferred the experience of Huanglong. Unlike Jiuzhaigou, there are no buses running within the park itself, only footpaths or a gondola to the top, where you're offered free oxygen before your walk back to the bottom.

The beautifully colored, terraced waters of Huanglong; Sichuan province, China.

The view from above; Huanglong, China.

Waterfall at Huanglong; Sichuan province, China.

Park worker; Huanglong, China.

Terraced and trickling waters; Huanglong, China.

Huanglong; Sichuan province, China.

The terraced, multicolored waters of Huanglong, China.

The terraced, multicolored waters of Huanglong, China, with a temple in the distance.

Park worker; Huanglong, China.