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
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).
July 19, 2007)