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Mt. Siguniangshan Sightseeing

Shuangqiao Valley – the most charming valley in Siguniang Mountain

Gets its name from its two wooden bridges, the 30-km-long Shuangqiao Valley, literally Double Bridge Valley, is the most charming among all valleys of Mount Siguniang which features typical pasturing scenery with snowy peaks, meadows and forest. The biggest characteristic of Shuangqiao Valley is the Wuse Mountain, which is dyed in multi-colours by the nature in spring and autumn on its birch groves, cypress woods, stripped spruces, firs, redwoods, and vast stretches of sea-buckthom, bush and larch. Other main unique attractions include Bonsai Shoal, Pearl Shoal, Yin-yang Valley, Hunter Peak, Sun-moon Pool, Goddess Peak, and glaciers. Furthermore, the snow peaks are fancily changed to diversified views in different hours during a day usually mesmerize travelers.

To sightsee in the valley, travelers can choose sightseeing car or hike.

Changping Valley – a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts

Being the location of the highest peak (Yaomei Peak) of Mt. Siguniang, Changping Valley is deep and serene with a length about 29 kilometers. The valley is gracefully equipped with rich kinds of primordial plants, well-preserved vegetation and many scattered Tibetan stockaded villages which well prereserve their characteristic Tibetan architecture and pristine folk custom. Main attractions of Changping Valley are Zhangmu Village (the largest of Jiarong Tibetans in the valley), Lamasery, Ganhaizi (a natural meadow pasture), Red Rock Patch, spectacle waterfalls and ancient cypress paths, of which the Tibetan watchtower in Zhangmu Village is the highlight of the whole valley.

Moreover, Changping Valley is an undisputed paradise for outdoor enthusiasts; it is both the location of base camps for mountaineering the 3rd Peak and Yaomei Peak of Mt. Siguniang, and the ideal place for rock climbing and ice climbing.

Vehicles can not work in most sections of Changping Valley; people can only choose to ride a horse or hike.

Haizi Valley – a stop to the Da Feng (1st Peak) of Mt. Siguniang

Haizi Valley is an important part of Mt. Siguniang. It is 19 km long, and a stop for mountaineers to reach the Da Feng. It gets its name from a dozen of blue haizi (alpine lakes) in which crystal water and a great many of ancient alepidote fish are found. Haizi Valley is of rough terrain with bad road condition that people can only get there by foot or rising horses; up to now, only a few adventurous people have reached the alpine lake areas. Guozhuang Lawn is the popular place among most people, which is one of the best locations for amazing view of Mount Siguniang as well as the assembly site for local Tibetans to worship Mt. Siguniang during the boisterous Pilgrimage Meeting happened annually on lunar May 4th.

Balang Mountain

Standing 5040 meters high above sea level, Balang Mountain is magnificently consists of ridges and peaks rising one after another, and picturesque meadows dotted with flocks and herds. The boundless and indistinct clouds floating around the mountainside divides the mountain into two parts, the upper alpine meadows with riotous wild flowers, and the lower mysterious virgin forest. The nek area for up and down the mountain, which stands 4000 meters high, is considered possessing the best sceneries.

Bipeng Valley – renowned holy land for red autumn leaves

Join the Changping Valley in the south and located in Li County at the northern foot of Siguangniang Mountain, Bipeng Valley is believed to be the shadow of Mt. Siguniang which famous for dainty natural scenery, perfect natural ecology and excellent ecotope. A renowned location for marvelous red autumn leaves, Bipeng Valley is more fascinating with its multiple landscapes: unique peaks and rocks, glaciers, waterfalls, springs, lakes, shoals and groves. In spring and summer, shinny rhododendrons unrestrained all over the mountains and plains, in autumn and winter, red leaves spectacularly colored the whole valley.

As a matter of fact, Bipeng Valley is more famous among outdoor adventurers as a great domestic hiking destination. Each year, a large number of hikers flow to the area and spend about 3-4 days to explore the valley.