Monigou

Monigou

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Monigou

Introduction: Introduction Mounigou, located to the west of Songpan Ancient Town, occupies an area of 160 sq..

Tickets:Monigou fee and opening hourTicket : Zhaga Waterfalls :CNY70 in busy season (April 1 to Nov...

Travel Tips:Tips 1.when you travel in the Erdaohai scenic area, please follow the "left hand principle" :..

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Monigou Introduction

Introduction
Mounigou, located to the west of Songpan Ancient Town, occupies an area of 160 square kilometers (62 square miles). It has an elevation between 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) to 4,070 meters (13,353 feet) with an annual average temperature of 7C (44.6F). It belongs to the western part of Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area. Consists of two big scenic spots: the Zhaga Waterfall and the Erdaohai Lake.
After ten years of development, this unknown valley has now been listed as the World Biosphere Reserve, World Natural Heritage as well as the Green Globe 21 of UN. In the vast primitive forest waterfalls running and roaring ,mountain lakes tranquil and serene,hot springs steaming,monntain flowers blooming and birds chirping,all present a scene of the celestial land.
The temperature of spring in Jiuzhaigou is low and changes frequently. The average temperature of January is 9 to 18 degree centigrade. The average temperature of summer is 19 to 22 degree centigrade but it is rain season in July and August, so the umbrella should be prepared. In the Autumn the weather is cool and dry and pleasant, but the difference in temperature between day and night is very huge. And the suitable time for travelling is the end of spring to the start of Autumn, and September and October are the best.

Monigou Features

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Zhaga Waterfall
There are many colorful pools and round waterfalls in Zhaga Valley. The various sounds of waterfalls echo throughout the forest. Some fall down from the calcific steps while others pass through the woods creating an impressive spray and some misty fog.
Among the most beautiful waterfalls, Zhaga Waterfall feels like the most supernatural o­ne. It is the largest travertine waterfall in China. It is 93.2 meters (306 feet) high and 35 meters (38 yards) wide with an elevation of 3,270 meters (10,728 feet). In the upper reaches of the waterfall is a lake and in the lower reaches, is a multistep waterbed. When the waterfall rushes down from the travertine steps, it creates a large spray and an earsplitting sound. Visitors will be astonished by the amazing scene. The filemot rock cliff of the waterfall shows some flowery color under the sunshine.
When wandering along the path of the valley, you can not o­nly see the countless flowers blooming in profusion in the primeval forest, but also some dense bamboo forest. It is the sphere of activity for the pandas-the national rare animal. If you are lucky enough, you can meet them o­n your way. Also along the 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) valley, you can find hundreds of colorful pools of different shapes and sizes, they are very attractive.

Erdaohai Scenic Area
Erdaohai Scenic Area hides in a jungle with an area of 6800 square meters (1.68 acres). Visitors can get here by horse or o­n foot from the Zhaga Waterfall. The upper part of Erdaohai Lake is so limpid and clear that people can see little fishes under the water. While the lower part of it is a deep pool, it is too deep to be fathomable. Erdaohai Lake is a typical fallen lake. The color of water changes gradually from light blue to black blue as the depth increases.
Not counting Erdaohai Lake, there are over 400 other lakes in this scenic area, such as Swan Lake and Ginseng Lake. Meanwhile, visitors can see the mysterious solution caves here. Some caves connect with each other while some little o­nes are in the bigger caves. These are really impressive. Among them, the most attractive o­ne is Xuannv Palace. The stalactites in this cave are of all shapes. Some are like chairs and some are like beds or tables. The undefiled stalagmites hang there and join with each other. From them, tourists can witness first hand the superlative craftsmanship made by nature.

In addition to the two scenic spots, there are many other things to see in Mounigou Valley, such as Tibetan Buddhist temples and Flower Lake. Also, they can experience the horse riding tour.
Tibetan Buddhism is an essential part of the local residents' daily life. There are two main temples in the scenic area: Xiaobao Temple and Hou Temple. They all belong to Gulug (Yellow hat) of Tibetan Buddhism.
There is a lake called Flower Lake because the green water surface is covered by hundreds of blossoming nameless flowers. The types as well as the colors of these flowers change according to the season. When you come here, you will find yourself standing in a flower sea as people described in a fairy tale.
Horse Riding Tour is another attraction in Mounigou Valley. Since it began in 1982, more and more tourists choose this way to appreciate the amazing valley each year. It can make them feel closer to the nature. There are two tour lines: bivouac and living in little inns. Visitors can decide which o­ne to choose or change the tour line according to their needs.

Monigou Tickets

Monigou fee and opening hour
Ticket : Zhaga Waterfalls :CNY70 in busy season (April 1 to Nov.15), CNY60 in low season, preferential ticket : CNY 50 ,  The  tickit of Erdaohai Lake is same.
Suit ticket : CNY100 (both Zhaga Waterfalls and Erdaohai Lake)
The student , the armyman in active service, the disabled person, the senior citizen can buy the preferential ticket basing o­n valid identification.
Opening hour: unknown

Monigou Transporation

Traffic
You can take a coach in West Gate Bus Station of Chengdu to Songpan County, and then change to a minibus to get to Mounigou Valley. It will take o­ne and a half hours all together.

The Best Hotels in Monigou

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    Two-star or Less Songpan Price:-

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  • Jinhu Boutique Hotel

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