Long before tourists flocked to this gorgeous locale, local Tibetians revered the Jiuzhaigou National Park for its natural beauty, naming it 'son of the sea'. It's at the southern end of the Minshan mountain range, 300km north of the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu.
In Western culture, it's described as a 'fairytale world', and it's no wonder why. Multi-coloured lakes, multi-level waterfalls, snow-capped mountains… all this and more is there for tourists to feast their eyes on, as well as the fascinating Tibetan villages and forests whose leaves transform into fiery hues every autumn. And we can't forget the wildlife habitat, best known as a Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary! Pandas feed and play around the park, close enough for anyone to catch a glimpse.
If you want to see this incredible destination for yourself on a honeymoon or romantic getaway, we've got good news for you. Jiuzhaigou features in a number of group tours from Helen Wong's Tours, and you can grab incredible deals on all group tours to China. Save $400 per couple until the end of August 2014, for travel until the end of June 2015. That means the 19-day Jewels of China tour – which includes a visit to a Tibetan family home in the Jiuzhaigou Valley – is priced from $6170 per person, twin share, including accommodation, most meals and the return air fare from Australia. It's an absolute steal and we think it's the perfect way to spend a honeymoon or romantic holiday in China!
To experience this fairytale region for yourself, call Helen Wong's Tours on 1300 788 328, or visit them online.