It lies at the southern end of the Minshan mountain range, 330 km north of the provincial capital of Chengdu. It is part of the Jiuzhaigou County (formerly Nanping County) in the Aba Tibetan Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of northwestern Sichuan province, near the Gansu border.
on the way from airport to the nine villages….weather was extremely cold as the ice capped surroundings were starting to melt away….making the ground very slippery
water is clean and clear to depth, wind is light, ice is melting and temperature is low….till minus 14 after sunset that could spell trouble for any arthritis suffers.
local favourite hot and spicy noodle or called "sad" noodle. literally so spicy that it makes a person tears and that's how it gets its name