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Zechawa Valley

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Five-colored pool in late autumn

 

The average altitude of Changhai Pond is 3060 meters, among which the highest one is 4457 meters. It lies at the end of Zechawa valley. The width of Changhai Pond is over 600 meters and the deepest place of Changhai Pond is over 100 meters. Thus, Changhai Pond is the widest and deepest pond among those of at Jiuzhaigou.

The Five-colored Pond

The Colorful Pond is famous for its colorful, clear and transparent water. The area of the pond is 5645 square meters. it has the altitude of 2995 meters. In winter time, the water of the pond is never frozen. No matter In rain or drought time, the water capacity doesn't change at all. That's because the water of the pond is supplied from Changhai Pond under the ground. As we know, water under ground is never frozen in the winter, so the capacity of water keeps almost the same through the whole year. The depth of the Colorful Pond is 6.6 meters. The shapes and the grains of the stones under the pond are seen clearly. It is amazing that, the color of the water is blue, or green, or yellow, or light blue, etc, at different areas in the same pond. In the sunshine, when the wind blows, the water is splashed with some red, or golden, or green dimples.