Jiu Zhai Gou Preview

September 27, 2006 in China

Pun of the day:
The fussy tourists like to yak about bull till the cows come home. Come on, don’t have a cow.

Jiu Zhai Gou: The Last Paradise on Earth

There is too much to blog about Sichuan! It could take me about a month to blog about everything. LOL. I can blog forever about the food there cuz i got hungry every freaking two hours in China. And NEVER gained any weight!!!

Life’s good.

Of all the things i experienced in Sichuan, I am most looking forward to blogging about this! So happy. The thought of blogging about this alone makes me happy.

It isn’t too much to say that my two days in Jiu Zhai Gou were the highlight of the entire Sichuan trip, and the rest are just filler, because Jiu Zhai Gou is possibly the most beautiful place on earth. This special place got its name from the existence of nine stockaded villages of Tibetan origin, and it is always regarded as a holy mountain and watercourse by the Tibetan people.

And that is the sole reason why i emptied my bank account for the trip.

You are about to take a rare look at Jiu Zhai Gou’s magnificent nature in Cheeserland. Happy anot? :D :D :D

Day 4—Jiu Zhai Gou


Jiu Zhai Gou has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It has an altitude of 3,600m, which is higher than Emei mountain.

Emei was cold like hell. Oops. Hell is not supposed to be cold. Ok, Emei was cold like icy hell. Then Jiu Zhai Gou should be like, what, cold like freaking frozen icy hell?!
Anyway. We saw this in the airport.


It says:
Lowest temperature in Jiu Zhai Gou today: 3-5C
Warning: Low temperatures due to strong winds and cold currents.

0_o

I almost died in Emei. How was i supposed to survive Jiu Zhai Gou?!

Next to the signboard, there’s this little winter clothing stall. So we had no choice but to buy an overpriced jacket. I’m only 22 and have yet to taste plenty of cheeses.

I just prayed that it wouldn’t be so foggy, for good pictures’ sake.


Dolls at Chengdu International Airport.


Flasher baby. And he’s not happy because he’s not wearing the “convenient pants”.
The Sichuan Airlines flight from Chengdu to Jiu Zhai Gou was only 45 minutes long. When we were almost landing, I saw snow mountains! They were so so close to the plane!

It was really a scene! (Or so i thought at that time, then i realized that this was nothing compared to what i was about to witness)

AND FINALLY!!! :D :D :D
When i disembarked the plane… Ei, not that cold what. It felt like 20C, ngam ngam hou just nice.
Wait a minute……

wait
wait
wait

I GOT CONNED AGAIN.

I bet they never change the signboard in the airport. THERE WILL FOREVER BE STRONG WINDS AND COLD CURRENTS!!!666

Fucckaccino. But good la, honestly. I’d rather be conned and well-prepared than die without ever trying Limburger cheese.

Have you ever seen such an airport? One which is on a flat surface on the top of a mountain, and surrounded by many more mountains.

The air pressure up the mountain was so high that…

The Jacob’s kembanged. I wonder if it makes other things kembang too.


These were the roads we had to travel. Whenever the bus swung towards the cliff, we screamed our lungs out, because it really felt more chee geek and kong bu than sitting on a roller coaster.

These are the yaks. I didn’t manage to snap an upclose pic of them, but this is how they look like:

The tour leader warned us that we might not get used to the Tibetan food served for our lunch, and hoped that we would be a bit more receptive. I was fine with it, but the complain freaks were like:

Complain Freak A: So what do you think we’re having for lunch?
Complain Freak B: What else do they have?! Yak.
Complain Freak A: Yuck?
Complain Freak B: “YAK” la. As in yak meat.
Complain Freak A: Wahaha. And yak soup.
Complain Freak B: And yak head curry.
Complain Freak A: And yak tongue.
Complain Freak B: And yak milk.
Complain Freak A: AND YAK EGGS!
Complain Freak B: Yucks!
Both: BWAHAHAHA!

And they went on yakking away non-stop, pun intended.

-_-


Jiu Zhai Gou is where some of the Tibetan and Qiang people reside in. These are their little hamlets.

After our ‘yakful’ lunch, we went to visit a small Tibetan shop next to the restaurant.

Their clothes are so colorful!

Well, not only do they eat yak, they also sell yak fur hats and yak bone handicrafts too.

I just love furry stuff!! It makes me go all fluffy. =P

Tibetan girl selling her handicrafts.

You might think that the weather would be cool high up on the mountains, therefore the people there would have soft and silky smooth complexion resembling that of Snow White. In fact, the UV light is super strong on top of the mountain. Therefore, the Tibetans are normally very tanned and often get permenant sunburn around their cheeks.

You know what, i should go there and start some sun-block lotion and skin-whitening business. :D

She makes me feel less like a Godiva 72%! :D

Their kids are cute!

The boys there are cute too. *blushes*

I think he looks like Er Kang in “Huan Zhu Ge Ge” (My Fair Princess).

Anyway. Preview stops here. You have yet to see the most beautiful pictures of Jiu Zhai Gou.

What. Have to suspend a bit what! :D

Stay cheesed!

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27 people cheesed “Jiu Zhai Gou Preview”

  1. yakkkkkkkk…
    lovely pink coat… suits you pretty well despite the exorbitant price… :)

  2. hua, i tot only the rappers & hiphoppers got bling blings, tibetan lasses bling as well! nelly & 50 sen kowtow them wei.

    anyway, nice pics. keep um comin.

  3. 恶人饿了扁 says:

    wow… wish i was there… i will definitely visit this place in this life time of mine.
    the airport view alone in a breath taking.

    more pictures pls.. cant wait..

    how come so few pictures this entry? :) i suspect u took at least 3 gig worth of pictures in JZG.

  4. Yak cheese, did you try that? My workmate told me it is one of the strongest cheese, but she couldn’t swallow it.

  5. a bit of a physics lesson for you;) the air pressure on a mountain is low not high. so the air pressure in side your packet of thingy of yours is higher than what surrounds it, thus it expands…

  6. oh thank goodness there is scientist here otherwise my whole day would be ruined… wow thanks so much! :P

    Anyway, looks quite good I think. You always add more place to my list of place to see… so terrible dis cheesie-sama! :D

    Thanks a lot anyway for more good post :)

  7. haha cheesie i think tt guy looks way beta than er kang can!i think er kang’s nose is too big liao.lol.

  8. the kembang thingy…….
    might just due to different pressure for here & there…..
    so do u still eat it? lol

  9. are u wearing the white top that have malaysia’s flag on it?

  10. At Least when She got off the plane it looks to me, yes.

    Tibet looks wonderful, that air must be so fresh up there!
    I can feel the peace from here…!

    Peace, Light, and Love to You All!
    ToT

  11. kena conned lolx… but then common sense, u wouldddd think it’s going to be colder.. too bad.. at least u can keep the jacket just in case u r going back to emei mountain..

  12. Fish Fish: Ashamed to say, i cant really tahan goat cheese :|
    chairmanmeow: Crap. My Science teacher should have failed me :|
    Lyn: You think? :D :D :D Agreed!
    Terry: Ya la. Must promote own country what! Im patriotic, remember?
    sOhpOh: waa i tell you, the Emei jacket we rented, we never returned it. But they were so bulky our suitcase couldnt fix it. So we trashed it in the hotel. -_-

  13. You very bad one. Dun tease us mah. Post everything. I felt like catching a [TVB serial-type] blog on the internet.

    Anyway, love your blog. Can easily beat KennySia’s.

  14. omg…is theee river greenish and blueish?

  15. the dolls are so spooky…. kinda like child’s play. O.O”

  16. oh my you have a best trip

  17. woohooo! Nice preview, i bet the Jiu Zhai Gou chapter will have lots of beautiful photos! Can’t wait!

  18. cant wait for the nice photos…..>_

  19. Wei, tell us abit of their toliet! Yahoo..Yak Yak Yak

  20. Dax: Toilets in Jiuzhaigou are very hygienic. They auto sterilize. :)

  21. 恶人饿了扁 says:

    the second picture.. the sign board says.. “for ur safety pls take 红 景 天” !!!
    what’s that? some kind of “anti-Kembang” pill? :D

    pressure.. pressure O_o!!!!

  22. joe17301: only if GCSE physics qualifies someone as a scientist kekeke

    cheesie: what did you bribe your science teacher with??

  23. Wow, they auto sterilize. Anyone find it in Malaysia?
    Sorry for that question, heard a lot from elderly stories about Chinese toilets!
    With all your pictures and wonderful briefing, which will make me closer for a trip to China.
    I always wanted to go West than East.

  24. Nice pictures… I like your website a lot… you’re very photogenic and a good photographer.

    Just one thing – air pressure gets less as you go higher up a mountain… the low air pressure you experienced on top of that mountain was what caused the Jacob’s to kembang. The air pressure inside the Jacob’s was higher than outside air pressure, so it pushed the bag outwards.

    Just sharing knowledge :)

  25. ooh..so interesting..

    the yak looks..
    ‘cute’

  26. mushroomcheese says:

    hello.. nice pics of jiuzhaigou there.. i’m going on a tour there 2 days from today. hee :D looking forward to it! =)

  27. Hey, mushroomcheese. have fun. I’m sure it will be one of your best memories years from now. :)

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