Our first stop was Huanglong “yellow dragon” which is another beautiful scenic landscape nearby Jiuzhaigou. The Chinese government really went out of the way to make this place easy for people of all ages to enjoy. A gondola is provided that took us all the way up the mountain, followed by a nice easy wooden path meandering down along the river and scenic area.
As we continued on the path the greenery opens up to reveal beautiful scenes of water changing from vibrant turquoise blue to yellow, cascading over travertine edges. Walking up to the viewing area there is temple over looking the water creating a scene right out of a mythical Chinese fairy tale.
Xoxo – Lilan
- It takes at least 2 days to see both rivers in Jiuzhai Valley and one day to complete Huanglong. If you have more time there’s the Panda Research Center in Chengdu that’s great to visit.
- There’s a hotel nearby Huanglong that you can stay at but I would recommend just leaving and head to jiuzhai to spend the evening for more food and entertainment options.