Jiuzhaigou - weather cold then warm
Trip Start Sep 19, 2009
21Trip End Oct 10, 2009
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I can see why this place is a World Heritage site it's like no other place that I've seen on my many trips. You actually catch a bus from the entrance at the bottom to the top, it was about a 20 minute trip to the first lake, once there you can wander around on the board walks etc then you take a bus down to the next section till finally you get back down to the entrance. We did a lot of walking, spent many hours there and it was definitely worth it, didn't get back to the Hotel till 5pm and it was only 10 minutes drive away.
A young couple in our group Steve and Celeste had a experience that they'll never forget - Steve proposed to Celeste at the waterfall and she accepted
Some facts on the area:-
It is located at the foot of the northern slope of Peak Gaerna in the southern section of the Minshan Mountains on southeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Y-shaped valley is hidden in green mountains in Jiuzhaigou County in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. It embraces a galaxy of waters, including 114 terraced alpine lakes, 17 waterfall complexes, five calcified shoals, 47 springs and 11 torrential streams. There really are nine Tibetan Villages within this valley.
Some of us in the group attended a Tibetan Show this evening which was very spectacular with the costumes and dancing but it was very loud, outdid any rock concert that I ever attended.