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China Travel Guide- Sichuan
TIME: 02:02PM Wednesday February 16,2011

Wolong National Nature Reserve

Wolong National Nature Reserve (wò lóng zì rán bǎo hù qū 卧龙自然保护区) is a protected area located in Wenchuan County (wèn chuān xiàn 汶川县), Sichuan Province (sì chuān shěng 四川省). The Reserve is 52 kilometers long from east to west, and 62 kilometers wide from south to north, covering an area of about 700,000 hectares. Established in 1963, the Reserve joined the International Man and Biosphere Reserve Network of UNESCO in 1980, and its main targets for protection are forest ecosystem and precious animals like giant pandas.

Jianmen Pass


Jianmen Pass (jiàn mén guān 剑门关) is located in Jiange County (jiàn gé xiàn 剑阁县), Guangyuan City (guǎng yuán shì 广元市) of Sichuan Province (sì chuān shěng 四川省). It is on the middle part of the Dajian Mountain (dà jiàn shān 大剑山). On both side of the pass, there are the escarpments erecting high to the sky. Dangerous cliffs make it like a gate, hence the name of Jianmen (jiàn mén 剑门). It is crowned as the No. 1 Pass in China.

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