When you are in the Huanglong Valley area and you'd like to visit another nearby park with beautiful scenery and more privacy and solitude, you can see the Sigou Valley Scenic Area. It is 12 kilometers from Huanglong Valley. It is a spacious ancient glacial valley within quick and easy driving distance from Huanglong.
It is a valley that was shaped by glaciers and earthquakes, so the landscape is quite rugged, beautiful and interesting. There is virgin forest there as well as glaciers high up. The altitude of this scenic area ranges from 2,700 meters to 4,200 meters. There are high peaks in the area. Though the valley is quite close to Huanglong, it looks quite different.
Sigou (四沟 /srr-goh/) means 'Four Ravines'. It is a part of the Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area. Unlike Huanglong, this area is a big place where you can get out and see the scenery and enjoy the beverages and food of the local people who live there. You can see local herds and farmers about and try to get out and talk to them. You can visit their little eateries and try their local cuisine.
Transportation from Chengdu to Huanglong: From the Huanglong Valley area, it is easy to reach Sigou Valley along the main road that serves Huanglong. This road also connects another attraction of the Huanglong Scenic Area called Red Cloud Gorge. From the New South Gate of Chengdu, there are buses to Danyun with fares costing 100 RMB, and the trip take 8 hours.
High season:High season extends from April 1 to the middle of November and coincides with the high season for Huanglong Valley. Most Chinese tourists don't want to see Sigou, so there is much less crowding. The days around the major public holiday of May 1, October 1, and the Mid-Autumn Festival are when most tourists arrive. School and university summer vacation extends from early July to the end of August, and some student travel in the valley then.
Plan and make trip arrangements: We specialize in arranging the tickets and transportation for trips to Huanglong and Sigou and other locations according to your interests. We provide private vehicles, drivers, and guides for great private tours for individuals and groups. We'll try to arrange the local hotel rooms such as Chengdu hotel rooms, Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong flight tickets, and Chengdu train tickets for a great trip.
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