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Mugecuo Scenic Area

   Mugecuo Scenic Area
Mugecuo Scenic Area
(mù gé cuò fēng jǐng qū 木格措风景区) is locate in the northeast of Kangding County (kāng dìng xiàn 康定县), in Sichuan Province (sì chuān shěng 四川省). It is 2900 to 3800 meters above sea level, covering an area of 500 square kilometers. It is made up of Cuckoo Valley (dù juān xiá 杜鹃峡), Saimaping (sài mǎ píng 赛马坪), Seven-color Sea (qī sè hǎi 七色海), Pool with Curative Effect (yào chí fèi quán 药池沸泉), Mugecuo (mù gé cuò 木格措) and Honghai Grassland (hóng hǎi cǎo yuán 红海草原). It is regarded as the Minor Jiuzhai (xiǎo jiǔ zhài 小九寨) for its thick forest, grassland and snow mountain.

Mugecuo, which is also called Wild Man Sea (yě rén hǎi 野人海). It is the largest mountain lake in the area of 2000 meters above sea level in northwestern Sichuan. It is about 5 kilometers long, 1.5 kilometers wide, covering an area of 3.2 square kilometers. The deepest part of the lake is 70 meters. The mountains around the lake are covered with thick poplars and redwoods. Looking as far as the eyes can see, you can see the Tibetan antelope, wild buffalo, deer, bear and wolf playing in the forest and in the pond.

  Seven-Colored Sea
Seven-colored Sea is a lake formed by the lake water and hot spring. The scenery is changeable in one day. In the morning, the lake is like a mirror, with the inverted image of the blue sky and white cloud. In the afternoon, the rolling wave sounds like the thunder. In the evening, the water is like the gold. In different seasons, you can appreciate different sites formed by cloud, fog and water.

Mugecuo Scenic Area

Pool with Curative Effect covers an area of 70 square meters. There are nearly 100 mouths of spring. The temperature of the water is high up to 90 centigrade. Water from different mouth is with different curative effect on eyes, stomach and rheumatism.

Mugecuo Scenic Area
in the north of Kangding County, Ganzi Zang Autonomous Prefecture (gān zī zàng zú zì zhì zhōu 甘孜藏族自治州)
Admission fee: CNY 120
Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Transportation: you can take bus at Xinnanmen Bus Station (xīn nán mén qì chē zhàn 新南门汽车站) in Chengdu (chéng dū 成都) to Kangding, and then take a taxi or minibus to get Mugecuo Scenic Area