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Jiu Zhai Paradise Resort

Jiu Zhai Paradise Resort – Foyer

Jiu Zhai Paradise Resort


If you’re the resort type then this is the place for you. In fact, if you’re not staying here, i would recommend heading to the Tian Yu Spa, at least.

This place is full of character, the architecture represented the area(Huang Long and Jiu Zhai Gou) pretty well.

Entrance to the Tian Yu Spa

View of the Spa

View of the Spa

View of the pool

Reward after our Huang Long walk

Angela chillaxing

Inside out concept

View the other side of the pool + spa

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Love,

Yean</

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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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Chengdu: Our accommodation

Adventure Planning

Chengdu: Our accommodation

A city famous for the Panda Sanctuary.

As we explore the city before we make our way to the Panda Sanctuary, we found Chengdu to be quite a “chill” city, people we sitting by the river side sipping tea, eating sweet potatoes, and chewing sugar cane.

Most foreigner come here as a port of entry Tibet.

Our first close encounter with a local

We thoroughly loved the hostel we stayed in as well, it was our first interaction with a ‘true local’. She worked in the hostel we live in. She was ambitious, she’s from a small village outside of Chengdu, her English was immaculate compared to the rest.  And was eager to speak to us, to practice her English.

She wanted to travel, the furthest she ever been is to Shanghai. Passports were not a commodity, let alone visas for different countries.

She reminded us how lucky we were. For the things we took for granted. The life we live. It’s valuable lessons like these, that makes our travel worthwhile.

Here’s a little snippet of our accommodation in Chengdu.

The dresser, Our room

The window view, Our room

The bed, Our room

The hall way, Our Hostel

Bar & Restaurant – Our hostel

Bar & Restaurant – Our hostel

The entrance – Our hostel

Bathroom sink – Our Hostel

Bathroom sink – Our Hostel

Pomegranate @ I heart my camera

Ma Po Tao Fu, Our hostel

Fried Vegetable, Our hostel

Chicken, Our hostel

Our travel buddies, Our hostel

Love,

Yean

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Random: Shanghai

Mobility Scooter

La Mien – Pull Noodles

La Mien – Pull Noodles Store keeper

Meow

Sam at The Bund

Yean at The Bund

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China: Shanghai

I heart Shanghai

It’s a beautiful city, definitely worth the visit. We were lucky enough to stay with our friends out of the hustle and bustle o the city. With nice wide roads, little electric scooter zooming around the city, crazy drivers that don’t stop at traffic lights.

The Elderly are active, still on their bikes. Like singapore, they also have outdoor exercise area for the elderly. Comparatively, must more spacious and quieter than Singapore.

People love dogs and have zero problems roaming the street in the pyjamas. *respect points*

Rich are very rich, and the poor…

Shanghai Station: A little too modern for my liking. Watching movies like ‘Shanghai Tang’. The new station doesn’t quite do it justice.

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Awesome Mailbox at the Financial Centre

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H&M Shanghai – Our head office in Shanghai! (French Quarter)

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Taxi’s in Shanghai – Yes, do you run by meter!

M50 – Gallery Space (if you’re keen on the art scene, It’s definately worth checking out. The area used to be a textile factory, some of its charm still remains)

M50 Gallery

Xin Tian Di – The equivalent to Dining at the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland.

O’Malley’s – Our favourite pub in Shanghai

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Place of worship- Largest Apple store in Shanghai

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Place of worship- Largest Apple store in Shanghai

Place of worship- Largest Apple store in Shanghai

New Heights, The bund

New Heights, The bund

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New Heights, The bund

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The bund

The bund

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Financial Centre – Ticket

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Financial Centre – Display

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China: Recap

City hoping over 6 cities, 5 in different provinces in China in 2 weeks, covering from Chengdu, Jiu Zhai Gou, Xi’an, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. It was EPIC!

Here’s a little teaser of my trip! Hope you’ll like it!

Forbidden City, Beijing

Olympic Park, Beijing

Olympic Park, Beijing

Great Wall, Beijing

Jiu Zhai Gou, Sichuan

Huang long Terraces, Sichuan

From, Yean

PS. For those of you want to know a wee bit more about my itinerary, please see below. We went in October, the climate was just right. No too warm and not too cold. 🙂 We throughly enjoyed our experience in China, remember to keep in mind of the entrance fees whilst traveling in china, as it will add up!

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