CoreybBakerbloody beautiful place! it takes two hours to drive from the valley around and worth traveling down and staying in Songpan. About, one hour driving. Huanglong is busy!! try go early in the morning to avoid long wait for tickets and the gondola trip up. stay about 3/4 hours!
_GG***37Hello everyone, we visited the mouni Valley today and we were very surprised from this place, mainly because the lakes before the hot springs ( which were definitely cold and not hot spring). The coler of the lakes were pure and amazing different kinds of blue and green colors. The trail was very easy and we also visit the waterfall which were very close to first site, but in my opinion the Waterfall was less impressive.
JJ77Sichuan main temple is located at the intersection of Songpan, Hongyuan, Jiuzhai and Huanglong four highways, and its location is very superior. It is 39 kilometers east of Huanglong scenic spot; 87 kilometers north of Jiuzhaigou; 40 kilometers west of Hongyuan prairie; 17 kilometers south of Songpan ancient city. Summer of the Songpan is the most vivid time of the year, the eye touch is the feast of color, among which the paradise fragrant valley fragrant garden is the most dazzling, summer to paradise fragrant valley fragrant garden, in the breeze intoxicated in the lavender purple rhyme, romantic boundless.
噼里啪啦Who said "not going to Huanglong will regret it, go to regret it more"? Although the colorful pool fog can not see the colors, but the 3 km down the mountain walks to listen to the sound of the water all the way down, full of eyes although a little high, headache is in it is very ladylike, enjoy too ladylike relaxation
Songpan Travel: Suitable, Umbrella: Advised, UV Strength: Very Low
We spent a lovely evening in Songpan and visited the Anicent Town in the morning. You will see the local people selling local goods such as mushrooms and wheat. It is a nice thing to do. If you stay over night in Songpan then definitely visit this little anicent town it's worth it.
Address - Songpan County, Songzhou Ancient City
Ambiance/Facilities - a shopping street with local food and souvenirs
After visiting Huanglong National Park we spent a night in a nice hotel near the Songzhou Ancient City (Ajimu Guest House).
In the morning we took a 10min walk to the city and were pleased to see diversity in local people. There are many constructions in that old town, but I guess in few months in will look really nice. We bought some fruit from the local people. Many shops were still closed in the morning, but I think you can find there all you need for a very affordable price. It's worth visiting if you are spending a night in Songpan.
We went to see Huanglong National Park and on the way back stayed an evening in this guest house. The staff are really friendly, especially one of the owners called Mike. The guest house has a lovely interior with a nice garden and the river running next to it. A nice selection of cold beers available and great Chinese tea. Rooms are a nice size with good showers. The wooden look around the guest house is lovely.
Getting There - Jiuzhaigou Aiport or bus from Chengdu.
Attractions - Huanglong National Park
Hotels Ajimu Guest House
Food & Restaurants - Local Restaurants
Second National Park visit after Jiuzhaigou. Absolutely terrific. The pools are amazing. A good walk round taking the cable car up as we had to save time with arriving late. Worth it to do both national parks in North Sichuan.
Getting There - Jiuzhaigou Airport, bus from Chengdu
Attractions - Huanglong Scenic Area, Songpan Ancient Town
Hotels - Ajimu Guest House
This National Park is famous for its colorful lakes, snow-topped mountains, beautiful valleys and virgin forests. We spent the whole afternoon there and I would recommend to spend at least 5-6hrs in here. We took a cable car all the way up to the mountain and then walked down to the exit. There are places to buy water and snacks on the way, but the options are limited and a little pricy, so it's a good idea to bring some snacks with you. We also refilled water bottles with water from the pools, it's really refreshing!
What a wonderful place!
It is a long way whatever road you come from. a lot of construction creates terrible traffic and buses or far and few between. (July 2021) The park is quite nice and a good walk but you have to stick to the trail and summer has a lot of tourists. Two nights would be ideal.
Getting There - trip in car
Attractions - Lavender Meadow
Hotels - Good More
Food & Restaurants -
Getting There - 3 options: air (super expensive but very fast), tourist bus from Jiuzhaigou, Songpan (time is pretty limited as most of the busses leave at 3:30), guided tour (but disadvantages are the same: timing and price)
Attractions - Huanglong is a Unesco World Heritage site
Hotels - there are no hotels in the area of a national park. Closest city is Songpan. Many visitors stay in Jiuzhaigou Valley
Food & Restaurants - there's only one restaurant in the national park. it's on the top. close to the most beautiful pools
Shopping - only shop available is at the entrance and it's pretty limited with things
The Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, famed for its colorful Huanglong pool, lakes, snow-capped mountains, valleys, and virgin forest, has been dubbed a "World Wonder" and a "Fairy Land on Earth." In 1992, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Huanglong and Mounigou Valleys are part of the Huanglong National Scenic Reserve.