Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Jiuzhaigou ( 九寨溝) : Nuorilang Waterfall (诺日朗瀑布)

The Jiuzhaigou valley contains so much flowing water. I've never seen so many waterfalls in cascades. Falls and rivers gushing downstream all within a short distance.

Nuorilang Waterfall (诺日朗瀑布) is the widest waterfall in China (270 metre wide). The name Nuorilang means magnificent and splendid in Tibetan language.

Hanging curtains of crystal, ice and snow

During winter, the waterfall becomes a dazzling white curtain of solid snow hanging from the top of the cliff. The waterfall is partially frozen. One can see the magnificent view of the gushing downstream of water in between the frozen solid ice/snow. At the bottom, there are icicles; some of which are few meters in length.

This is the first time I see a frozen waterfall. Splendid view :) Different from the waterfalls in Malaysia. There are several nice waterfalls in Jiuzhaigou and I will post the others later on.

26 comments:

carcar said...

amazing! frozen waterfall! guess your trip is very fruitfull hor? hmm, i should plan for china instead of japan, kekeke...

look forward your next entry then! woo hoo!

happy everyday valentines day to u! ♥

Furkids In Hong Kong said...

Wow, that frozen waterfall looks really neat. It must look even better in real life!

Chen said...

carcar,
China is a nice place to visit
(excluding the toilet), hahha..
I will go to China again :)

Furkids in HK,
yeah, in real life it looks even better..

PhotoCrazy said...

hmm.. i guess tripod is not your item to lug around during the trip.. you can do wonders with the tripod on taking waterfall :) Frozen icicles? did you taste it?

agus said...

The frozen waterfalls look amazing. Like melted candle wax, only whiter.

Selba said...

What else can I say except it's so beautiful!!!

Chen, you got tagged by me! hehehe...

Chen said...

photocrazy,
yeah, I don't carry tripod around.

agus,
melted candle wax? Nice description for the frozen waterfall :)

selba,
aiks? kena tagged?
Let me go to your blog to jenguk what is it about :)
Hope it is something easy..

Jee said...

that is cute! yes China is a great place to visit..

and the toilet.. still no improvement after years? erww..

Chen said...

Jee,
The toilets in bigger cities like Beijing and Shanghai is clean but towards the inferior or more rural places, that is different story. I guess the dirty toilet is one of the major turn off :( Hope they will improve the situation before the coming Olympic Game in 2008

Jacky said...

Magnificent. Of course they are different than in Malaysia, Malaysia where got frozen waterfall? Haha.

Cynthia said...

woOOOOw!! this is so cooool!!

Alicia said...

xD snow waterfall that doesn't fall at all

Robin said...

Wow.. thanks.. now I finally know how it look it in winter..

I have the exact shots of the same location during the 'most water' autumn period.

http://robin33.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_robin33_archive.html

Robin said...

http://robin33.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_robin33_archive.html

oops, wrong address.. solli..

Lets see if your angle of the pics is same as mine..

Chen said...

jacky,
Hahha...

cynthia,
Is there any frozen waterfall in Aussie?

alicia,
hehehe... if falling down, then they are no longer hanging curtains liao :D

Robin,
yeah, I see the pictures previously.
But I don't mind seeing it again, since the scenery is magnificent.
And most people says Jiuzhaigou has the nicest scenery during autumn. I took several shots of the waterfall. Some of the shots have similar angle as yours

cooknengr said...

What up doc, are you sure there's no one upstream 洗衣服 with Omo ?

Chen said...

cooknengr,
aiks... hahha.. might be u r right ? :D

But if someone 洗衣服 using the cold winter water, then really jialat.. the hands will get frozen very soon ;)

@ロウ 。LOW@ said...

For me, everything frozen outside of the fridge is amazing.

I have yet to see any of those. Uh-huh! :p

Cynthia said...

not in australia la..LOL

Sam I Am said...

amazing!
They look like big suds! How wonderful to see that .

Chen said...

@ロウ.LOW@,
True. This is some sort of eye opening experience to me :)

cynthia,
okie.. :D

sam i am,
I love those scene.. Another nice one is the Pearl Shoal & the waterfall.

yvy said...

what can i say....GORGEOUS!!! i never knew china so cantik...

Takakohazelnut said...

Very beautiful! I never like travelling to China because of the dirty toilets (really) but Jiu Zhai Gou looks real good indeed!

Reminds me of several HK drama serials.. I think Cha2 Shi4 Gu4 Xiang1 Nong2 was filmed there...

Chen said...

yvy,
There are many scenic spots in China :) Do pay China a visit..

takakohazelnut,
the toilet is really dirty :)
but well, that doesn't stop me from visiting China. This is in fact my 3rd time being there (but to different places since China is so huge).

And I will definitely visit China again in the future.

That series (Cha Shi Gu Xiang Nong) were filmed in China but in GuangXi.

Pandabonium said...

That's fantastic. Sure is a beautiful place to visit.

Sorry I haven't been on your blog in such a long time. I've really been missing out.

Chen said...

pandabonium,
That place is not only beautiful, but clean and unpolluted as well. Smoking is totally prohibited. Rubbish free too..