Travel 4 Days in Songpan: Best Vacation Spots in Songpan

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Day1

Huanglong Scenic Area

Opening Hours: Open from 06/01-10/31,8:00am-6:00pm;Open from 12/16-05/31,9:00am-5:30pm;Open from 11/2-12/15,8:30am-5:30pm

Ticket Price: 60 RMB

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-1 Days

Location: near Pingsong Road,Songpan County,Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture

Located at Xuebaoding, the main peak of Laoshan Mountain, in Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture is the Huanglong Scenic Area. It contains the headquarters of Huanglong as well as the Munigou Ditch. This area is famous for its beautiful calcification pools, which are numerous, crystal clear and colorful too. There is all sorts of natural scenery to take in, such as forests, valleys, snow mountains and waterfalls. The spectacular surface travertine in the Huanglong Scenic Area flows in the original linhai, resembling a golden dragon taking off in the world, hence the name "Huanglong". The Huanglong Scenic Area is also known as the "Four Extremes" in for its pots, snow-capped mountains, forests and canyons.

Reviews from Real Guests:

CoreybBaker: bloody beautiful place! it takes two hours to drive from the valley around and worth traveling down and staying in Songpan. About, one hour driving. Huanglong is busy!! try go early in the morning to avoid long wait for tickets and the gondola trip up. stay about 3/4 hours!

Wandering Laowai: Beautiful. The pools extend for almost 3km down the mountain. I don’t like taking the cable car and prefer to hike up and down, but there is only one walkway, so it’s worth getting the cable car up and walking down. Bring lunch, very little food to purchase inside.

Day1 | Evening

After visiting the glorious Huanglong Scenic Area, Ganhai Forest Mountain Villa nearby is the best place to stay.

Ganhai Forest Mountain Villa

The Ganhai Forest Mountain Villa was recently opened in 2022, making it a fantastic choice for those staying in Jiuzhaigou.

The hotel is approximately 62km away from Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport. Traveling to and from the airport is easy with Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport located approximately 62km away. The nearby area boasts an abundance of attractions including Dry Sea, Gonggang Ridge and Ganhaizi National Forest Park.

In their spare time, guests can explore the hotel's surroundings. This Jiuzhaigou hotel provides parking on site.

When it comes to Jiuzhaigou hotels, the Ganhai Forest Mountain Villa is highly regarded for its excellent facilities.

Day2 | Morning

Songzhou Ancient City

Opening Hours: Open all day

Ticket Price: RMB

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-1 Hours

Location: Shuncheng N Rd, Songpan Xian, Aba Zangzuqiangzuzizhizhou, Sichuan Sheng, China

Reviews from Real Guests:

CoreybBaker: best ancient city we have visited in China, one or two tourists shops but most of the old city is still working as normal. You don’t feel like a tourist and they have great wine and coffee

Day2 | Afternoon

When time permits after visiting Songzhou Ancient City, don’t forget pay a visit to Mounigou Scenic Area.

Mounigou Scenic Area

Opening Hours: Open from 8:00am-6:00pm

Ticket Price: 70 RMB

Recommended Length of Stay: 3-3 Hours

Location: Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Songni County, Songni County (near 2093 County Road)

The Munigou Scenic Area is situated in the must-have area of Chengdu-Jiuzhai and Huanglong Tourism Main Lines. It brings the charm of Jiuzhai and Huanglong. It is a mixture of primitive forests and special Tibetan style. The view of Munigou is unique and the ethnic customs are diverse. The scenic area can be split into two scenic spots, Zhazi Waterfall and Erdaohai, each with its own features.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: Hello everyone, we visited the mouni Valley today and we were very surprised from this place, mainly because the lakes before the hot springs ( which were definitely cold and not hot spring). The coler of the lakes were pure and amazing different kinds of blue and green colors. The trail was very easy and we also visit the waterfall which were very close to first site, but in my opinion the Waterfall was less impressive.

Day2 | Evening

After visiting the glorious Mounigou Scenic Area, Conrad Jiuzhaigou nearby is the best place to stay.

Conrad Jiuzhaigou

The Conrad Jiuzhaigou is one of the newest hotels in Jiuzhaigou, having opened in 2021.

There is no shortage of things to see in the area, with the Zhongcha Ditch, Liantai Pool and Qinglonghai Wetland all nearby.

After a long day of sightseeing, guests can retire to the comfort of the hotel. This Jiuzhaigou hotel offers parking on site.

If you are looking for a convenient place to stay, our guests have told us that this location is excellent. This hotel is particularly popular with those traveling with families.

Day3 | Morning

Erdaohai

Opening Hours: Open from 8:00am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: 70 RMB

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-2 Hours

Location: Songpan, Aba, Sichuan, China

Erdaohai is a typical fallen lake. Because there are many underground karst caves around the lake, the lake water communicates with other lakes through the karst caves. In summer, sometimes the sea roars, forming huge eddies. If a long tree is placed on the water surface, it will be sucked in and disappear. The Erdaohai is clear and shallow in the sea, and there are many fish swimming in it; the lower sea is a deep pool, the water is dark blue and unfathomable. The lake water changes in various colors with different seasons, which contrasts with the colorful travertine rock formations on the lakeshore.

Day3 | Afternoon

Having the chance to enjoy the charming Erdaohai, Huanglong Multicolored Pool next to it is another great place that you will never want to miss!

Huanglong Multicolored Pool

Opening Hours: Open from 8:00am-4:00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: In the main ditch of Huanglong, Huanglong Scenic Area, Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous PrefectureIn the main ditch of Huanglong, Huanglong Scenic Area, Songpan County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture

Reviews from Real Guests:

Kenny Traveler: No imaginary beauty, a little disappointed!

Day3 | Evening

Don’t forget to book Hotel Indigo JIUZHAI in advance, because all the tourists head to Huanglong Multicolored Pool love staying at it.

Hotel Indigo JIUZHAI

The Hotel Indigo JIUZHAI is one of the newest hotels in Jiuzhaigou, having opened in 2021.

This hotel is located near many of Jiuzhaigou's attractions including Liantai Pool, Zhongcha Ditch and Paradise Tribe Tibetan Style Garden.

At the end of a busy day, travelers can unwind and relax in the hotel or go out and enjoy the city. This Jiuzhaigou hotel provides parking on site.

Our guests rate this hotel as one of the best hotels for cleanliness. This hotel is particularly popular with those traveling with families.

Day4 | Morning

Chuanzhusizhen

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 3-3 Hours

Location: Chuanzhusizhen, Songpan, Aba, Sichuan, China

Chuanzhu Temple is not a temple, but a small town, which belongs to Songpan County and is the only place to go to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong Scenic Area and the grasslands of northwest Sichuan. The geographical location of Chuanzhusi Town is superior: 39 kilometers to the east is the Huanglonggou Scenic Area, and extends to Xuebaoding and Danyunxia Scenic Area; 87 kilometers to the north is the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area; 40 kilometers to the west is the prairie, and extends to the Yellow River Jiuqu The first bay; 17 kilometers to the south is the ancient city of Songpan, and extends to Munigou Scenic Area; 15 kilometers to the north is Hongshi Park. In addition, the "Nine Ring Road" west line, "213 National Road", and "Songping Highway" form a "cross" intersection here, and Jiuhuang Airport is located here. There are many star-rated hotels, transportation bus stops in the town, and A large number of restaurants, snack shops and shops selling ethnic souvenirs. The famous Red Army Long March Monument is also located here.

Day4 | Afternoon

Now we come to another great highlight in the city: Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Main Ditch.

Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Main Ditch

Opening Hours: Open from 8:00am-4:00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: Pingsong Rd, Songpan Xian, Aba Zangzuqiangzuzizhizhou, Sichuan Sheng, China

Huanglong Main Ditch, located in the Huanglong Scenic Area, is a canyon down the Xuebaoding Mountain. The giant calcification karst landscape is so far the largest and well-preserved karst landfrom. Hundreds of splendid calcification ponds, in different sizes, scatter in the ditch which is several kilometers long. Among them the Wucai (Five Color) Pond, Zhengyan Pond and Yingbin Pond are well-known and have attracted millions of tourists who come to enjoy their beauty.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: lovely place to visit. view all the way down the moutain is incredible. weather in october is really good.

Kenny Traveler: The scenery is OK, when the sports hiking. Worth a visit

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