Jiu Zhai Gou Final Season

October 25, 2006 in China

Pun of the day:
Waterfollow-up to my previous Jiu Zhai Gou entries, eh?

If you think the pictures you saw in the previous Jiu Zhai Gou installment were so-beautiful-can-die, wait until you see the following pictures i found on the internet.

The multi-color pond

Mirror lake

(A simple Google search will lead you to all these pictures)

It seems that i’m a lousy photographer. 🙁

This is what i took.

And this is what i found in someone else’s gallery.

Same scene but so much difference!

It’s not entirely my fault la. Apparently, we were there during a season when the scenery doesn’t look its best. This year’s summer was extra long. When we reached there, the leaves just barely turned pale yellow. Jiu Zhai Gou is at its most beautiful during mid/late autumn. Which is about now.

However, my advice is, don’t go to Jiu Zhai Gou during its peak season even though it is at its most gorgeous. Because you’ll spend more time lamenting the crazy crowds than marveling at all the glorious sights.

So many people waiting to sqeeze into a bus!

Anyway, even if i’m a lousy photographer, i’m sort of proud of what i have in my 6GB collection of pictures.

Mom deserves most of the credit for my vain photos.

But i took some really gorgeous photos too.

Look, an apple on the water!

I bluff only la. The scenery is so awesome that you don’t actually need any experience in photography to take decent pictures.

We took a bus to visit the very very magnificent waterfall.

It’s the same waterfall you saw in the blockbuster movie HERO.

And don’t think it’s very easy to shoot a waterfall lor, especially THIS one.

Because you see hor…

Got people kakacaocao liddat everyfreakingwhere you ask me how to shoot leh! Therefore, as i’ve mentioned earlier, don’t go there during the peak season! You’ll regret oni sial.

Really not easy wei. The tour guide kept on shouting “Faster! Faster! Keep walking!” and everyone was pushing each other in search of good vantage points to take photos.

Warao. You need to be damn FAST AND FURIOUS STEADY.


But i understand their feeling though. Not everyone will have the chance to visit this breathtaking place more than once – therefore the first (and maybe final) visit is really a time to take in as much as you can.

I managed to take a few shots which do not contain any index or middle fingers.

Taken with fast shutter speed.

Taken with slow shutter speed. But someone’s head is there – potong steam!

See, got proof one, dun pray pray!

Nice anot? I think it’s quite nice la 😀

Must be in the picture to show that this is not some illustration taken from some storybook. 😀

Anyway, check out someone else’s shot taken during the most beautiful season.

A bit kuacheong right, dunno real or not one.

Winter adds a different flavor to the waters. Say, popsicle flavor.

A little video for you.

I’m very in love with Jiu Zhai Gou.

I’m gonna end my Jiu Zhai Gou Cheesecapade with one of my personal favorites.

Saved the best for last!

Stored in China | 24 Cheesed

24 responses to “Jiu Zhai Gou Final Season”

  1. Porkie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous scenery shots Princess!! You captured the real beauty of the place. The falls look stunning, must have been a real sight in person, as good as photos are, I bet they pale in comparison but thank you for capturing them and sharing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    oh, that’s the different of shutter speed, quite amazing!


  3. 恶人饿了扁 says:

    omg.. if that’s an apple.. it’s a got to be a reli mouldy apple.
    Those slow shutter speed pics are fantastic, that head can be easily ps away though. 🙂

    for some reason , i like most of ur vertical shots. some how makes the scenery more outstanding. 🙂 i can c u hv a GREAT JZG trip.

  4. raY says:

    nice nice !

  5. 恶人饿了扁 says:

    i m missing the JZG experiance aredi. 🙁
    great video u shared with us there. reli make us wanna visit there. great JZG post.

  6. joshuaongys says:

    jiu zhai gou… speechless

  7. tristan says:

    Again, fantastic scenery! Thank you.

  8. xh says:

    wow even for slow shutter speed u dont need a tripod? hehe i ll be screwing it up with blurry image even for still object.. thanks very much for sharing them. love yr travel entries the most. someone should just sponsor cheesie (i spelt it correct hor =p) to travel around the world so we ll feel like we ve been there as well!!

  9. leonard says:

    thanks for experience Cheesie. Awesome photos. What’s with the tongue??

  10. pikachu says:

    no more 🙁

  11. astrosurge says:

    dei..thanks for the wallpaypa. pre-she-ate-it.

  12. Calvinsanity says:

    Nice picture. Wish to go there someday

  13. jessie says:

    wow…that is the awesome secenery i never seen befor..thanx for sharing..n_n

  14. kcin says:

    nice photos! (points to the ones taken from internet…)
    yeah i gotta agreed the ppl there quite ‘potong steam’….
    the colourful lake is unbelievable as if it’s CG animation… O.O

  15. Hagene says:

    Know your site from Kennysia. Very nice trip and photos!

  16. doreen says:

    it is a true treasure in deed!

  17. mae says:

    beautiful pictures! never knew JZG was that picturisque.

  18. EJ says:

    beautiful shots! Yeah..sometimes those peace signs do get off hand…x__x;;

    dropping by to say that you have a very resourcefull(if my lack of english is killing maybe I meant something else) and ..the waterfall…….its really pretty! (lack of words again)


  19. Kate says:

    hello there, remind me please of which dSLR model you are using as well as the lenses. This will help me shop for a dSLR. thanks dear!

  20. Darren says:

    is that a canon EOS 350D?

  21. cheesie says:

    Kate & Darren: Canon 300D. 🙂

  22. Darren says:

    wat a coincidence, i’m using a EOS300D too hehe

  23. flanegan says:

    man, you’ve been such a photogenic landscape places that i wanted to go desperately……
    ngarly pics….. awesomely nice capture.. 2 &4

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