Five Colors Lake Huanglong # Sichuan – China

Today, we will visit 黄龙 Huanglong. Actually, I didn’t have any imaginary about 黄龙 Huanglong before, but because it’s included in the trip, so we just go there. And surely, I won’t regret it.

It is one of UNESCO Heritage Site, altitude between 1700m-5588m.

We have to walk around 2-3 hours to go the peak, actually you can ride cable car to go up but the cable car station is not the same as the car parking. So usually, travel agent didn’t suggest it.

The view from the entrance to the peak is surely beautiful.

But just as reminder, please go to trekking first until the peak, and enjoy the scene while you go down. Otherwise, you won’t make it to the peak.

We will see this building before continue trekking.

Then the road is going up, but the view in the front is very beautiful. I think, we walk at the old path of Huanglong.

There’s a Five Colors Lake 五彩池 wu cai chi in the peak. You will arrive in a temple as entrance to the lake.

Finally, we arrive at Five Colors Lake. It’s very beautiful.

After take some photos, we go down using the new path. The new path has the good road, which we can enjoy the scene while go down / up. And there’s a waterfall too.

Going down is faster than to go up. Fortunately, we have more than 4 hours in here. One day, surely I want to go back here, maybe in different season.

Ohh, don’t forget, maybe some of you will need additional oxygen tube because the air is very thin. And the location is very high.

Beautiful Jiuzhaigou, you have to visit this place at least 1 time in your life # Sichuan – China

Finally, we will visit the famous 九寨沟 Jiuzhaigou today. The guide and driver pick us at the hotel, then we go to 九寨沟 Jiuzhaigou National Park.

Wo go around using Jiuzhaigou Shuttle Bus and the guide will always follow us. At first, we go to the farthest. From the entrance to the farthest, we saw many beautiful lake.

Actually, I didn’t pay attention to the name of each lake and attraction place. But every lake and stop point is very beautiful. It’s just, we go there when Wuyi Holiday so there’s so many people. But Jiuzhaigou is very beautiful, so it’s worth to visit.

I went there in spring (early May). I heard that in autumn, the scenery is very beautiful. I hope next time I could go there again in Autumn.

Arrived at 成都 Chengdu then ride bus to 九寨沟 Jiuzhaigou # Sichuan – China

We arrived at 成都 Chengdu at midnight. Then we check-in to Hotel. We only sleep for few hours, then in the morning, wake up then eat breakfast then ride bus to 九寨沟 Jiuzhaigou. It took approximately 11 hours journey.

We, 18 people, plus 3 Korean friends and the guide. Feels the bus is us, so we can call is our private tour.

The weater is cool at 成都 Chengdu, because it’s early spring. We passed the river, mountain and cliff.

At first, we still can see river and the green tree.

As time goes by, we going uphill and it become colder. We can see snow in the peak.

It’s cold but beautiful. Around the road was cliff. So the driver has to be extra careful. It’s slippery too because of snow.

Finally we arrived at 九寨沟 Jiuzhaigou. We eat dinner at one of 九寨沟 Jiuzhaigou Local’s house while enjoy their singing and dancing. The famous food in here is lamb meat 羊肉 yang rou (lamb meat) and Yak Meat (kind of cow) 牛肉 niu rou with famous spicy powder, Mala 麻辣 from 四川 Sichuan.

Then they teach us to dance. We all follow the dance and wear some local costume. It’s fun, especially I went there with my best friends.

After that, we back to hotel to take a rest.

Wuyi Holiday, Jiuzhaigou Trip with friends # Sichuan – China

In China, there’e 3 long holiday. 1st is Chinese New Year, 2nd is Labor Day at 1st May, and 3rd is China’s Independent Day 1st October.

The 1st May is coming, and we have 1 week holiday. Today, is the last day of our school. So we decided to join tour to Jiuzhaigou. We take tour from some travel agent which open at the ground floor of our dorm.

Me and my friends, there’s 18 people, gathering at the dorm lobby in the afternoon, then take bus to Beijing Capital International Airport. The shuttle bus already include in the tour.

During our ride, we passed some road that we seldom go.

We arrived at Chengdu at night. And because this is a cheap tour, don’t expect some 4/5 stars hotel. 🙂 It’s really different with one that you take tour from your country. It’s local tour, with Chinese Guide.

Time to sleep and ready for the next day.

Trip to Summer Palace 颐和园 with UIBE # Beijing – China

Today we went to trip with school. And we went to Beijing Summer Palace 颐和园 yiheyuan.

This Summer Palace is very large, we walk around about 3-4 hours but still haven’t go each of the corner. The palace is beautiful, especially when spring come and many flowers bloom. And it’s not too hot, because there’s combination of ponds, and many big tree that make the weather is cool.

We walk around the Kunming Lake. Actually, we are lost and don’t know where to go. We just walk along the way, until we got tired.

This bridge is the unique one. There’s a lot of architecture like this in there, which still has Chinese culture in it. Until we arrive at a temple.

the view is very beautiful

To go to Summer Palace from UIBE, you need to ride bus. I think that time, there’s still no subway to go there. And it took about 1 hour and a half.

Visit Temple of Heaven 天坛 # Beijing – China

We went to Temple of Heaven this Saturday.

Temple of Heaven or 天坛 tiantan is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. We went there by subway, then change to bus.

Too many people went there on weekends. If you only have a few days, then don’t go there on weekends.

You have to walk quiet far from the entrance.

Temple of Heave

Enjoy Cherry Blossom at Yuyuantan Park 玉渊潭公园 and Dinner Minbao Hotpot Restaurant # Beijing – China

It’s saturday, so we decided to go for a trip. Today, we went to Yuyuantan Park (玉渊潭公园). They said, in here you can see Cherry Blossom Tree and this month it’s the first time they bloom to welcoming the spring.

See:

The place quiet far. We go there by bus after browsing bus number at www.bjbus.com. (I’m sorry, I forgot the number of bus).

The garden near CCTV Tower. Once you are in front of the garden, you can see CCTV Tower. CCTV is the most famous TV company at China.

And we can also saw some part of the park.

It’s weekend, see there’s sooooo many people in there enjoy the early of spring season. But it’s beautiful inside. If you have time, you can go here.

Cherry Blossom
Tulip

After walking around, we went to Minbao Hotpot Restaurant 民宝火锅城 minbao huoguo cheng. A lot of foreigner students know this place, and said, that this place is delicious, and it’s indeed delicious. We love it. Every people got their own pot to cook, and the sauce is delicious.

The address:
海淀区花园东路8号
Hǎidiàn Qū Huāyuán Dōng Lù 8 Hào
BeiTaiPingZhuang
Telp : +861082036598

Opening Hours: Everyday, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.

The place always crowded with people. But if you go here, prepare to be smelly after you eating.

Night Trip to Houhai Bar Street / Sichahai Lake Hutong # Beijing – China

Today, we went to Houhai Bar Street. It’s a street full of bar. Located near Hutongs. We went here by taxi, just say Houhai. But some taxi driver, maybe didn’t know where’s houhai, so just say Sichahai Hu, near Hutongs.

We went there at night, and I still don’t know how to take night picture using my Sony Camera. So here’s some dark picture.

Link:
– http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/beijing/shichahai.htm
– http://www.chinatravel.com/beijing-attraction/houhai-bar-street/

South Cathedral 南堂 (2) # Beijing – China

Sunday, time to go to South Cathedral 南堂 nantang again. And lucky me, I could took photos for the inside of Cathedral.

Go to 宣武门 Xuanwumen Station exit B2 to go to this cathedral.

another page about South Cathedral: 1st article