Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Monday, June 1, 2015

Our World - Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

This is a continuation on my trip across Sichuan. We made our way from Huanglong Valley  to Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve at the crack of dawn the next day.

Also known as Valley of Nine Villages, Jiuzhaigou consists of 3 main valleys arranged in a 'Y' shape.  As the layout within the park is enormous, shuttle buses are available to take you from one scenic spot to another, so it's really convenient.

We visited the park in the middle of peak season since it was the most beautiful time to see the place.

While I'm pleased that tourism in China is booming, I'm not happy with the big crowds. Despite the long queue, I was hesitant to get in line as this was the place we mainly came to SiChuan for.

When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by the beautiful trees swaying in the air.

A wonderful start to autumn

The scenic landscapes were indeed a feast for the eyes. The water seemed to be perfectly still and everything had a balanced reflection

I learned that some lakes have a high concentration of calcium carbonate, which made the water crystal clear and the bottom often visible even at high depths.

At a different corner, here's a flock of beautiful mallards moving gracefully around the lake

Another breathtaking view along the way. The air smells great and refreshing too.

Before leaving the park, we stopped by to enjoy the the soothing sounds of a waterfall before we made our way back. A lovely way to end the day.

Our World


  1. The reflections are just stunning.

  2. Wonderful photos - and the waterfall one in particular is grand indeed!
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  3. Beautiful shots of the place, very scenic.

  4. Stunning photos the lake is so clear
    Have a serenetastic week :-)

  5. Crowds can be a curse, but you managed to get some gorgeous shots sans people!

  6. Beautiful place to visit, lovely scenery and photos. Enjoy your day!

  7. That lake is so clear and stunning! Beautiful scenery!