Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park is–hands down–one of the most spectacular things I’ve ever seen. The park is full of lakes and rivers with water so impossibly clear, you can hardly tell it’s there. Some of the lakes are brilliant shades of turquoise, and you can see straight through to the bottom. There are also impressive waterfalls, peaceful forests, beautiful birds and other wildlife. And the park itself is nestled in a region of Tibetan villages, so you can experience a taste of Tibet while you’re there.
We stayed at Zhuo Ma’s Tibetan Homestay for our time in the area, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. We were fed delicious, home-cooked meals; we drank yak butter tea; we woke to the sound of roosters crowing. Bliss, pure bliss.
To see the homestay and the park itself, watch…
and Part Two