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Huang Long Terraces

Huang Long Terraces

If a picture tells a thousand words… then i have a  few thousands to share..

Huang Long – Gorgeous view of the temple

Huang long – View from the top

Huang long – Huang Long terraces

Huang Long Terraces

Huang Long Terraces – Sam eating chinese sausages

Huang Long Terraces – Delivery peeps

Huang Long Terraces – Temples

Huang Long Terraces – Delivery peeps

Huang Long Terraces – Sam

Huang Long Terraces

Sam + i having our picnic

The olds sipping tea and chillaxing

Sam at the Terraces

Yean at the Terraces

Delivery peeps having a snooze

Gorgeous View – Huang Long

Huang Long Terraces

Huang Long Terraces

Rock formations

Huang Long Terraces – The view

Huang Long Terraces – Fountain / Rock formations

Huang Long – Yean at the bottom

Huang Long – Sam at the bottom

Huang Long terraces – completed

Huang Long terraces – completed

Huang Long terraces – completed

Huang Long terraces – completed

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Journey to Huang Long

Fresh Steam Buns – Street Stall

On our way to Huang Long

On our way to Huang Long

On our way to Huang Long – Medicine Shop

Altitude sickness potion

On the way to Huang Long

On the way to Huang Long

Huang Long 

If it isn’t on your bucket list, you better write it down now.

The roads were fantastic, the view; gorgeous, and there was a lot of land to cover. We were staying near the Jiu Zhai Gou Valley about 2-3 hours away from Huang Long Terraces, but boy was it worth the trip.

In the 90s, the government stopped logging and protected this area and a UNESCO site. Huang Long is less popular than Jiu Zhai Gou, because of it’s high altitude. However, it’s not as severe as what we thought it would be.

We booked a local driver for the day, it was definitely worth the money, the stories he shared about the locals how tourism had changed their lives. Most people in the village are Tibetan and studied in the monastery. Most crime are still punished by the tibetan monks.

Because of tourism. In recent years that kids are send to the bigger cities to learn mandarin. Local dialects are less used.

If you’re visiting Huang Long or Jiu Zhai Gou, make sure you learn your basic Chinese. Or take a local (chinese) friend with you!

Love, 

Yean

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Jiu Zhai Gou Valley

6 am start – Entrance to the Jiu Zhai Gou Valley

Ticket Booth

Survived the Ticket Booth

The beginning of our track

Peak

Gorgeous plants on the way

Foot path

View

Medium format with digital back!

Gorgeous view

Map of the area

Gorgeous View

Gorgeous View

Sam and the backdrop

Our very own tourist attraction

Gorgeous View

Angela, Kuang, Sam

Random couples taking their wedding shots

Gorgeous view

Gorgeous view

Gorgeous view

Sam + Monkey

Me and the backdrop

Sam preparing tea at the tea garden

Knitters

Traditional Tibetan Restaurant

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Jiu Zhai Gou: The first impression

Jiu Zhai Gou, the first impression

View from the Plane

Landing strip

Huang Long Airport signage

Our taxi to the “city”

The entrance

Sam at the entrance.

Sam and Yean

Winding roads

Scapes before the ‘city’

Prayer sheets

Yak

Rice

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