Lovely yellow dragon scales of the Huanlun Valley (9 Photos)

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  • Pansoy

    I'm scared……………….

  • frank_alv

    #6 Wish I was there and never had to leave.

    • Dan

      Me too

    • Dokipen

      i wish you were there and never going to leave too……

      • frank_alv

        SURE! Buy me the ticket….

    • pornstar45

      it's just heaven

    • AmBush Steve

      Check out images of Pamukkale, Turkey. A similar spot that I've been to. If you're in the area at all, it's worth the trip.

  • blub_glub

    wow .. incredible.

  • brad

    travertine terraces. Stems from a precipitation/solution instability in warm water coming out of hot springs. Forms terraces as precipitate builds up.

    • Guesty McGuest

      Cool story, bro.

    • A BiPolar Guy

      I'm trying to find a way to say thanks for sharing that that doesn't sound sarcastic, because I mean it. looking up travertine terraces immediately.

    • Underhill

      Thanks for the information. I was wondering if the terraces had been man-made for some reason.

  • etcrr

    Gorgeous scenery would love to see it in person, thanks for the info Brad

  • Paula_

    I want to piss in them…

    – the one you love to hate

    • tylrd67

      I want to piss in you!

    • Bibliothèque


    • Commando00

      Careful Paula I hear they put that chemical in the water that turns it purple if you do….

    • lol


  • rgr

    I bet it stinks as hell!

  • pimpampet


    Its the "huanglong valley", there is no such place as the "huanlun valley"…!!!!

    • Bubba

      Is that Chinese for very well endowed?

    • Chandra

      I have visited this place; good one. But walking 3900 meters on 4000+ meters of height was little bit hectic (beer helped a lot, though).

  • Auz_E

    And nobody is swimming there why??

    • brad

      these types of features are quite fragile and are typically protected and off limits etc.

    • Chandra

      Also, freezing cold. Better don't swim :-)

  • Joe_Joog

    Thats pretty amazing id rather get the kick of swimming in Uranium infested open cuts out bush (Y)

    • A BiPolar Guy

      You might not want to use google translate to turn your thoughts into english.

      I get that the yellow mineral might be uranium, and perhaps getting uranium specks in open cuts might be of concern to you.

  • TBM

    Uh Chive……..WTF??????

    • ChelseaRules

      They have an album devoted to women trying to drink water and this is wtf to you?

      • Troll_King_FTW

        Point Awarded to Chelsea

  • Anonymous

    Havasupai in the Grand Canyon is nicer and you can actually swim there.

  • deleted4255536

    looks like a great place for sex

    • Bubba

      Refer to comment of Joel_Joog above…

      • Stan_Dalone

        ohhhhhhh that wouldn't be good, DUH Thanks, I hadn't seen the comment. well then it is kinda nice to see from a picture then.

    • Dokipen

      you talking about sex is like Donald Trump talking about being president : funny because it'll never happen.

      • Stan_Dalone

        That's only your opinion and that's all it is lmao

      • Albert

        Resident Evil 2 il primo capitolo della serie al quale ho gitacoo, ed attualmente il mio preferito. Senza dubbi. Premesso questo, la mia opinione una: per quanto il comparto grafico sia notevolissimo per il Wii, la moderna mania di creare sparatutto su binari odiosa. Ok, una categoria di gioco che piace, senza dubbio. Ma non per Resident Evil. Per chi si chiedesse il perch (non credo molti, ma comunque mai dire mai), ricorderei al mondo (e alla capcom) che resident evil un alternanza di zombie lenti e macchinosi ed enigmi, enigmi, enigmi. Ed proprio quest’altalenarsi di gameplay (nonch la tensione onnipresente) che dava spessore alla serie. Ora riducono tutto ad uno spara e ammazza. Banale.

    • Sleep_Salone

      Yeah, Stan. It sure beats the hell out of doing a lot lizzard on the outskirts of the truck stop parking lot.

      • Anon

        Like you know anything about that or are you a lot lizard at a truck stop

        • 2409

          Shut the fuck up, Stan.

          • Anon

            I am not stan moron, shows you WTF you know

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  • CaseyyesaC

    Been to a similar place in Turkey called Pammukele or something. You where not allowed to go in some of these terasses cause of damage done to them. Pretty stunning place though.

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  • Coldzilla

    #6 Amazing….

  • Lokobo

    Mother nature made this right after she invented weed and shrooms

  • ChelseaRules

    It reminds me of a scene from FernGully.

  • Nu

    Pee on me,paula.please

  • Maximiliaanvdv

    #5 infinite pool?

  • moooo566

    One of my biggest holiday regrets is that we didn't travel around more in China and south east Asia.

  • TitoRigatoni

    I don't know if these are actually travertine or some other mineral that forms similar structures. Travertine is quite stable and rock-hard, but limestone and other minerals are more delicate.
    Havasu Falls in Arizona USA has similar travertine structures, and they have no restrictions against swimming in them. I have been swimming there, and the travertine structures are very hard and stable.
    <img src="×546.jpg&quot; alt="havasufalls" width="300" />

    • brad

      they come in different sizes and form in different environments. I wasn't aware of any ones that you can swim in, but I am pretty sure these are travertines. If they aren't, what would they be? Travertine is not a mineral, by the way, it is the structures they form that are called travertines. The minerals are various carbonates. The ones I have worked on are not very consolidated, but formed in cooler temperatures than the ones pictured here (and are under very strict protection).

      • TitoRigatoni

        No, the material itself is called travertine, the structures are called travertine terraces. Travertine is a form of limestone, and is widely used as a building material.
        You are correct that travertine is not actually a mineral, it is classified as a sedimentary rock formed from carbonate minerals.

        • brad

          you're right. Poor phrasing on my part.

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