The Pools of Immortals (Shenxian Chi, also known as Goddess Lake or Fairy Pools), where a fairy bathes, is a tranquil and pure universe, permeated with charming folklore, deep feelings, mystery and sanctity. It is as a glittering and crystal clear pearl mounted on the Jiuzhaigou (Nine Dragon Valley) tour ring.
The scenic spot of Goddess Lake is located in Dalu Village, Jiuzhaigou County. With an altitude of over 2000m above sea level, it is 60 km from Jiuzhai Paradise.
It is a mini version of Huanglong. Not as popular as Jiuzhaigou or Huanglong and therefore less crowded.
Steep cliffs surround the area, forest trees cluster together, ravines quietly wind around, and mist swirls up. Five colours appear in perfect pools; all of this perfectly and elegantly designed, as if it were a naturally sculpted work of art. Terraced fields sprinkle down before your eyes. In the sunshine you see a myriad of colours, a myriad of silver and gold, a waterfall over the side of cliff, colourful lotus flowers. Two dragon pools, Green Dragon Sea and Spirit Frog Sea scenic spots are covered with perfectly protected mountain forests, and the Giant Panda represents the valuable and rare animals that live here.
(China.org.cn September 26, 2007)