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Yanzigou Scenic Resort

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Introduction to Yanzigou Scenic Resort (燕子沟景区)

Yanzigou Scenic Resort is located in the eastern slope of the sacred Gongga Mountain in the beautiful Western Sichuan Plateau. This scenic resort is 283 km away from Chengdu. Yanzigou, known as "World Redstone Park, is a scenic of the largest Redstone area in the world. In the scenic area there are 35 perpetual snow mountains and 5 ten thousand years’ glaciers around them. The original forest stretches across eight vertical vegetation zones, and the vertical drop closes to 6000 meters above sea level, forming magnificent scenery. The forest is the most original and the best cared-for scenic spot of Western Sichuan Plateau. 

More than 4000 kinds of plants are found in Yanzigou Scenic resort, with hundreds of ornamental plants, more than two hundred kinds of flowers, such as Mulan, azalea, lily, orchid and valuable Chinese herbal medicine Cordyceps, fritillary, gastrodia elata, etc. Besides, there are more than 300 kinds of animals living here, among which more than 20 kinds are rare animals, such as panda, antelope, takin, rhesus monkeys, and so on. 

Abundant resources of landscape of the scenic area attract numerous tourists here to enjoy the valuable sights, such as present ice, old-growth forest, rare animals and plants, prairie, alpine lake, hot and cold spring. 

   
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Location

Slope of the Gongga Mountain, Sichuan Province, Southwest of China

   
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Main Sights

Yanzigou

   
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Travel Information

Admission for Yanzigou Scenic Resort: 165 Yuan (including the admission ticket and fee of sightseeing car)

Opening Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Website: www.yanzigou.com.cn

   
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Transportation 

1. Visitors can take flight from Chengdu or Chongqing to Kangding Airport, then take special-line buses from the airport to Gongga Mountain.

   
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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about one day.

2. The weather there changes a lot between day and night, so it is suggested to bring coats even in summer.

3. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation around will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.


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