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Bipenggou is a fairyland in Autumn

Friday, December 4th, 2015
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Bipenggou (毕棚沟) is a high altitude valley between 2000m and 5000m, 4 km wide and 45 km long. It has become an ecotourism resort, or officially known as Bipenggou Scenic Resort. It is located in Piaotou Township, Li County, on the northern face of Siguniang Mountain, about 198km to the northwest of Chengdu.

In Bipenggou Scenic Area, you will see  virgin forests, plateau lakes, snow-capped mountains, all year round glaciers, alpine meadows, limpid streams and waterfalls. It is a piece of pure land with zero air pollution index. You may come here any time of the year : snow skiing in winter; greenery in spring; flowering in summer and golden colors in autumn.

Autumn is my favorite time to visit Bipenggou Scenic Area, a time to see the valley blanketed with autumn golden hues, a natural palette, like a fairyland on earth. If you are in Chengdu, you are highly advised to make a day trip to Bipenggou from Mid-September through the end of October.

There are three daily buses going from Chadianzi Bus Station in Chengdu to Li County ( 7:10am; 8:10am; 9:00am ) and bus fare 58-62 yuan. In Li County, then you try to share a local bus going to Bipenggou ( about 20 yuan per person ).  If you would like to stay overnight in Bipenggou, you may stay at Bipenggou Hotel (Tel: 0837 – 6828666 ) , not far from the entrance to Bipenggou Scenic Area. But you still need to walk about 10 minutes to get to the Tourist Center for a shuttle bus going up to the valley.

Buying your entrance ticket ( 80 yuan ) and shuttle ticket ( 60 yuan) at the Tourist Service Center. Opening hours: 07:00 am – 5:00 pm. Line up at the tourist service center for taking a shuttle bus up to Shanghaizi 上海子 ( 28km from the tourist center) in the middle of the valley. Sightseeing around Shanghaizi, then you may take an electric car up to Moon Bay (月亮湾), 4 km from Shanghaizi, almost the end of the valley open to the public.

Alternatively you can hike up from Shanghaizi to Moon Bay (4km). After sightseeing around Moon Bay, you either take an electric car back to Shanghaizi or walk down the valley to Shanghaizi ( 4km ). From Shanghaizi, you take the shuttle bus back to the tourist service center to end your trip to Bipenggou.

Bipengou is freezing in the early morning, put on enough warm clothes, and be prepared for the temperature change in the morning and evening. The most visited area from Shanghaizi to Moon Bay is located at the sea-level of about 3000m. So get ready for your trip and prevent altitude sickness.

On October 21, 2015, we visit Bipenggou Scenic Area. Below are some of the pictures taken during this fantastic trip.

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 1

Bipenggou Scenic Area 1

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 2

Bipenggou Scenic Area 2

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 3

Bipenggou Scenic Area 3

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 4

Bipenggou Scenic Area 4

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 5

Bipenggou Scenic Area 5

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 6

Bipenggou Scenic Area 6

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 8

Bipenggou Scenic Area 7

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 8

Bipenggou Scenic Area 8

 

Bipenggou Scenic Area 9

Bipenggou Scenic Area 9

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