Editor: Chu Daye
Four Girls Mountains Scenic Area is situated in Xiaojin County of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. It was listed as the National Scenic Resort in 1994 and as the National Nature Reserve in 1996. The area consists of Mt. Siguniang, Mt.Balang and Changping, Haizi, Shuangqiao gulleys, covering an area of 2,000 sq km. Featuring primitive ecological condition and exquisite scenery, the area is reputed to be the Queen of Sichuan's Mountains and the Oriental Alps Mountain. It is also a center of attention for scientists.
Mt. Siguniang (Four Girls) encompassing 4 peaks perennially covered with snow soars high with maximun 6,250m above sea level in the northwest of Western Sichuan Plain. There exist the remains of glaciers formed in the remote antiquity and vertical distribution of vegetation and rare wildlife. Additionally, there are Mt. Wuse (Five colors), Lieren (Hunter) Peak, Laoying (Eagle) Cliff, Mt.Niuxin(Ox's Heart), which are shrouded in clouds and mists the year round, presenting an atmosphere of a fairyland.
Guozhuang (a Tibetan folk dance) Terrace sits between Changping and Haizi gullys, covering an area of 1 sq km. Locals gather here after making a pilgrimage to the mountain every year to hold rituals and celebrations and perform Guozhuang dance, offering a scene of bustle and excitement.
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