Jiuzhaigou National Park
Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Jiuzhaigou which means “nine-village valley” takes its name from the nine Tibetan villages along its length. Be struck with awe by the jewel-like waters, jagged alpine mountains soaring above coniferous forests and the spectacular Nuorilang Waterfall which drains the crystal clear Mirror Lake.
Huanglong National Park
Huanglong, which means “yellow dragon” and a UNESCO World Heritage, is a 3.6 kilometres long fascinating valley dotted with coloured limestone ponds in their full rainbow glory, surrounding by lush forests and snow-capped mountains.
Fairy Pool Scenic Area
With the ethereal landscape of clear pools, waterfalls, limestone terraces and lush forests, Fairy Pool or Nenensangcuo in Tibetan, combines the special geological features of Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong National Park. An unspoiled landscape less travelled.
Baihe Golden Monkey Nature Reserve
Baihe Nature Reserve is the home to 46 kinds of rare animal species including Sichuan Golden Monkeys and Giant Pandas, This 16,000 hectare possesses abundant resources of rare plants, virgin forest, snow-capped mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
Nanping Quzi, which originated during the Qing Dynasty more than 200 years ago, is an art form comprised of talking and singing, developed by the Han and Hui people in the Jiuzhaigou area. To perform, people sing in turns while playing the three-stringed Pipa (Chinese Lute) with a lively yet relaxing atmosphere after working hard in the fields. Nanping Quzi is listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Baima Tibetan Zhou Dance (Mask Dance)
Zhou Dance is one of the traditional folk dances performed by Baima Tibetans since ancient times, designed to drive away devils and demons. The lead dancer in the Zhou Dance wears the mask of a lion while the rest of the performers wear cow, tiger, dragon, leopard, snake, or rooster masks. The dance, which imitates the moves of the animals, is also a ritual to worship nature. The Baima Tibetan Zhou Dance is a National Intangible Cultural Heritage.