Sichuan, China: Jiuzhaigou Valley

The main reason for this trip was to visit Jiuzhaigou. I had first seen images of the lakes in a martial arts movie years ago though only now researching did I figure out which one it was: Hero. It's a gorgeous setting but only recently did I find out where it was located. Since then, it's been on my list to visit so here I was. Jiu Zhai Gou translates to Nine Village Valley, for the 9 Tibetan village that are strewn along its length. Not all are occupied anymore though. The main attractions are the amazingly clear lakes and waterfalls.

Admittedly not the best time of year to visit, the fog and rain does make for some beautiful pictures.

Great setting for wedding pictures (even with the rain).