Siguniang (Four Girls) Mountains Scenic Area is situated in Xiaojin County of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. The area consists of Mt. Siguniang, Mt. Balang and Changping, Haizi, Shuangqiao valleys, covering an area of 2,000 sq km. Featuring primitive ecological condition and exquisite scenery, the area is reputed to be the Queen of Sichuan's Mountains and the Oriental Alps Mountain. It is also a center of attention for scientists.
Here are some photos of Mt. Siguniang taken by Donald Sewell during his trip there on Oct 20 - Nov 13, 2005.
(All photos by Donald Sewell)
Mt. Siguniang encompassing 4 peaks perennially covered with snow soars high with maximum 6,2500 m above sea level in the northwest of Western Sichuan Plain. There exist the remains of glaciers formed in the remote antiquity and vertical distribution of vegetation and rare wildlife. Additionally, there are Mt. Wuse (Five colors), Lieren (Hunter) Peak, Laoying (Eagle) Cliff, Mt. Niuxin (Ox's Heart), which are shrouded in clouds and mists the year round, presenting an atmosphere of a fairyland.
The mountain is not far away from Chengdu. It takes only 5-6 hours to get there. One of the optional tours is to visit Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reverse first (Wolong is actually on the half way to Siguniang).
(China.org.cn July 19, 2007)