Jiuzhaigou - 九寨溝 - the "Valley of Nine Villages" is a heaven on earth sweet spot. Look up, look down, look left, look right, every single angle is a picturesque shot that is perfect for a postcard. Jiuzhaigou is unspoilt and scenic. I cannot help but feel like I've stepped foot onto a fairyland. No words can describe the beauty of this heavenly place.
Kudos to the authorities for the excellent upkeep and maintenance. Hopefully, tourists will be able to enjoy what I have experienced at Jiu Zhai Gou for many more generations to come.
Jiuzhaigou can either be reached by bus (about 9 hours ride) or by plane (about 45 minutes). We chose to fly as we heard the bus ride can be very strenuous and scary. Upon arrival at the Jiuzhaigou valley, there will be shuttle buses to take you from one destination to the next. You can choose to just hop on and hop off from one scenic spot to the next with minimal walking needed.
For those of you that are looking for something more adventurous, like us, there is a pathway that goes round the scenic spots. You would be rewarded with a very different view of the attractions, with very captivating landscapes of the many lakes, waterfalls and autumn colors.
There is only one place that offers hot lunch in Jiu Zhai Gou. Coupons for buffet lunch at RMB 50, 80 or 100 are available. We went for the RMB 50 spread and we were glad that there were plenty of vegetarian options available.
Two avid vegetarians are here to share some insights to the world of vegetarianism.
Hopefully, through this site, the lives of some animals can be spared. Always remember, animals have feelings too, they are our friends not our meal.