In addition to Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan also has these earthly paradises

"The road to Sichuan is harder than ascending to the heavens." Since ancient times, the towering mountains and steep ridges have blocked the outside world from the beautiful Sichuan Basin, giving birth to a paradise on earth. Not only the well-known Jiuzhaigou, but also everywhere is beautiful scenery, waiting for you to explore.

Niubeishan

Niubeishan, named after its cliff that resembles a cow's head and its ridgeline that resembles a cow's back, is known as the "largest viewing platform in China." The sea of clouds on Niubeishan is dense and uniform, magnificent and gentle. The waterfall-like clouds can be seen everywhere, resembling the "Hallelujah Mountain" in the movie Avatar, giving people the feeling of walking in the air. Standing on the mountaintop, you can not only enjoy the panoramic view of Mount Shu, but also see famous mountains such as Emei Mountain, Siguniang Mountain, and Erlang Mountain in the Kingdom of Heaven. If you are lucky, you may even see the golden sunlight shining on the mountain. Accommodation on Niubeishan is relatively convenient, with many large tents built by Tibetans available for overnight stays, although the conditions on the mountain are relatively harsh. Before heading to Niubeishan, make sure to check in advance whether the inn allows vehicles to go up the mountain. If there is snow and icy roads on the mountaintop, the vehicle will stop at the "Cloud and Sea House," and you will need to hike for 2-3 hours to reach the mountaintop.

Daocheng Yading

To get to Yading Scenic Area, you need to take a chartered car from Daocheng County. However, you can only go to Riwa Township, and then take a sightseeing car from Riwa to Yading Village. It takes about one and a half hours from Daocheng to Riwa, and another one and a half hours from Riwa to Yading Village. The round-trip car fare from Daocheng to Riwa is around 400-700 yuan per car, and if you share a car, it's about 50 yuan per person.

Xiling Snow Mountain

World Natural Heritage, habitat of giant pandas, national scenic spot, national forest park, AAAA-level tourist attraction. The highest peak in the scenic area, Daxuetang, is at an altitude of 5364 meters and has perennial snow, making it the first peak in Chengdu. The Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu praised the beautiful scenery of the Xiling Mountains and wrote "The window contains the thousand-year snow of the Xiling Mountains", which is why it is called Xiling Snow Mountain. In addition to the ski resort, the scenic area also offers more than 10 ice and snow recreational activities such as snowmobiling and dog sledding. Xiling Snow Mountain is divided into the front and back mountains, usually referring to the back mountain, which is superior in both scenery and recreational activities.

Xindu Bridge

Xinduqiao is about 3,300 meters above sea level and is known as the "Photographer's Corridor" for its picturesque landscape along over 10 kilometers. It is located at the fork of the north and south routes of National Highway 318, with rolling mountains and scattered Tibetan villages. The plain scenery of western Sichuan is breathtaking. Tibetan-style houses have distinctive features, with spacious white-walled courtyards and red lacquered doors. The window eaves are decorated with colorful patterns representing blessings for prosperity and abundance. It is recommended to rent a car for a self-guided tour of Xinduqiao, as there are scenic spots along the way, especially between Zedom and Xinduqiao, and between Xinduqiao and Tagong, where you can stop anytime.

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From the Ruo'ergai County Bus Station, there are daily buses to Lanzhou, Hezuo, and Linxia. They pass by Huahu Lake, where you can take a ride to your destination. Alternatively, you can charter a car from Ruo'ergai County. The total distance is approximately 40 kilometers, and the fare is around 500 yuan. You can also visit the First Bend of the Yellow River along the way.

Mount Emei

Mount Emei is a famous Buddhist mountain and the spiritual home of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra. The numerous temples in the mountain create a strong Buddhist atmosphere. The scenery in the mountain is incredibly beautiful, with different views in each season. Divided into three zones based on elevation - low, middle, and high. From the top of the Golden Summit, the view is wide and magnificent, giving a sense of overlooking all the other mountains. Watching the sunrise and sea of clouds are popular activities. Sometimes, there are also traditional folk activities held. The temperature difference is significant at the summit, so it is recommended for visitors to bring warm clothing.

Mount Siguniang

Mount Siguniang is the highest peak in the eastern edge of the Qionglai Mountains in the Daxue Mountains range. It consists of four continuous peaks, with heights ranging from 6250 meters to 5355 meters. The peaks are covered in snow year-round, resembling four girls wearing white veils. It is a paradise for hikers, with a total length of approximately 70 kilometers from Changpinggou to Bipenggou. The mountain trails in the gorge are rugged and narrow, with melted waterfall streams flowing slowly on the icy mountains. Crossing the valley, you will find wide, flower-filled alpine meadows with incredibly beautiful scenery. When visiting Mount Siguniang, don't miss the beautiful autumn scenery of Jiajinhaizi Lake and the over 2000-year-old Lama Temple. Along the way, be sure to visit Wolong to see the adorable giant pandas.

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