Jiuzhaigou, one of China’s top scenic spots, lies in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. In the Chinese language, Jiuzhaigou means “nine-village gully.” It was named after the nine villages still found in the area. Raised 2,000 to 3,100 meters above sea level, it boasts a pleasant climate and beautiful scenery all year round. The scenic spot consists of six parts, most of which are found in a Y-shaped gully.
Some believe that the best season to visit is autumn, while others argue in favor of spring, when melting snow feeds the brooks and streams - the icy crystal-clear water is often dubbed the “soul” of the area.
Jiuzhaigou is charming for more than its natural splendor. It’s worth visiting for its unique local culture strongly flavored by religion as well as Tibetan and Qiang singing and dancing.
Jiuzhaigou’s spring is in full bloom in May with a big temperature contrast between day and night. Veteran visitors suggest taking an overcoat, thin sweater, raincoat, and sunblock for the trip.
Outbound Tourism Forum
The 8th International Forum on China Outbound Tourism will be held in Beijing on June 13 and 14, 2012, when dozens of professionals, tourism senior officials, industry elites, and business leaders will share their experiences and opinions with over 100 people from travel agencies and media outlets from Beijing and other parts of the country. The activities will be arranged to link quality suppliers and Chinese buyers.
Dunhuang’s 1st Five-Star Hotel
Grand Soluxe Hotel Dunhuang in Gansu Province was recently rated five-stars by China’s tourism authority. With 256 rooms and floor space of 30,000 square meters, it is the first of its kind in the city, known for Dunhuang Grottoes, and the fourth of its kind in the province.
Wuhan-Paris Direct Flight
In April, the first direct flight bound for Paris took off from Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, linking west central China to the heart of Europe and making Wuhan the fourth Chinese city (after Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou) to join hands with Air France. With three round-trip flights a week, the move has “built a bridge for cultural and economic communication between the two countries,” remarked Wuhan’s mayor.