Ji­uzhaigou County

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Some Chi­nese peo­ple be­lieve that if one works to­gether with the flow of na­ture, one would only need to put in half of the ef­forts re­quired and be re­warded with dou­ble the re­turns. Na­ture seems to form a cru­cial part of peo­ple’s lives in Sichuan and it is not dif­fi­cult to see why as the prov­ince is a na­ture’s haven, laden with moun­tains, rivers and other nat­u­ral won­ders. Far north of the Sichuan prov­ince lies a haven of its own, the

Ji­uzhaigou’s na­tional park that is renowned for its myr­iad of breath­tak­ing nat­u­ral won­ders in­clud­ing bright turquoise-coloured lakes and im­pres­sive wa­ter­falls that seem to be­long only in fairy lands. For those who are cu­ri­ous, the name Ji­uzhaigou refers to the nine Ti­betan vil­lages scat­tered along the re­mote re­gion with Ti­betan be­ing the sec­ond main eth­nic group to pop­u­late Ji­uzhaigou. As trav­ellers jour­ney fur­ther into Ji­uzhaigou, they will get to take a peek at more dis­tinct fea­tures of Ti­betan cul­tures. These in­clude colour­ful silk scarves tied out­side Ti­betan homes and a close en­counter with Ti­betan yaks. Trav­ellers can visit the Shuzheng Vil­lage in Ji­uzhaigou to ad­mire the beau­ti­ful line up of colour­ful prayer flags, ma­jes­tic bells and wheels. It is be­lieved that spin­ning the wheels will re­ward

ABOVE Spin the Ti­betan prayer wheels to re­ceive good bless­ings

LEFT Col­or­ful prayer flags adorn Ti­betan homes and vil­lages RIGHT The Five Flower Lake boasts clear turquoiset­inted lake

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