Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
This World Heritage Site is home to dozens of clear lakes, waterfalls–a true haven for nature lovers. Make sure to go early to avoid the hoards of people, and bring your camera! If you’re lucky, you may stumble upon rare animals like pandas, golden monkeys and Tibetan antelopes.
The Five-Color Pond
This pond is one of the smallest in the area, but it’s one of the most beautiful as well. The water is so clear, and the landscape brings out a colorful hue to the pond. There is a legend that the Goddess Semo washed her hair in this pond, and the God Dage went there every day to bring her water.