We barely covered one-fifth of Sichuan during our 8 days there but yet soaked in so many amazing views and scenery. Most of the time was spent up in the mountains, starting from Chengdu city to Jiu Zhai Gou (literally the valley of nine villages), then to Mount E-mei and back to Chengdu.

Jiu Zhai Gou has alot of Tibetan influences and its national park is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Not for its mountains, but for its water. It’s also very hard to breathe even after exerting yourself only a little as the altitude is pretty high (about 3000m above sea level).

the hotel lobby with swans and ducks swimming in fountains and real cherry trees blossoming everywhere -.-

The colours and clarity of the many different lakes are just unbelievable. I think Jiu Zhai Gou’s beauty has to be experienced in person as photos are really not able to capture it fully. Do not, for the sake of your well-being, visit during the peak autumn season though as there would be alot more fighting with crowds than looking at the scenery I’m sure.

Anyway I hope you like waterfalls as there are many more photos to come! (and also from the rest of my trip to China) :3