Jiu Zhai Gou is in the Si Chuen Province, China. At some 3,000m above sea level, it is one of the few highland remains of the glazial ages in the world. The name of the place in Chinese means "Nine Tribes Valley". Historically, it has been inhabited by minority tribes and was only discovered by the government in the late 1970s. The place is now identified by China as a Class 1 Environmentally Protected Area. It is also classified as a World Nature Heritage by the United Nation.
There is a saying in China that one has to go there 4 times in a lifetime, in order to visualize the different faces of the sceneries in different seasons. Herewith is a photo record of my trip to the beautiful place in Christmas 2002.