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“Beautiful and peaceful”
Review of Emerald Valley

Emerald Valley
Ranked #11 of 85 things to do in Huangshan
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I disagree with some of the other reviewers who advise skipping this place. It is beautiful and provided a wonderful walk in the woods alongside a creek and pools of deep emerald water. There were few people when we went and I agree it may be less pleasant if there are noisy crowds--but that is true of every site.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

For those of us that have been to Jiuzhaigou Reserve, this place simply is not worth on your radar. The place get its name from the colour of the water. It's due to the lime rocks that are found there. Yet, it is also called the Valentine's Valley to draw in lovers. Everywhere you go, there would be the word "Ai" or "Love" inscribed on the floor; love locks that are secured along the bridges etc. What's even annoying and distracting is that the Chinese has the tendency to blare the Mandarin pop on loudspeakers and thus, ruining the tranquility of this supposedly tranquil natural reserve. Unlike Western countries where people are respectful of their scenic reserve, here, Chinese tend to break rules wherever they could such as getting beyond the safety rail to go places in order to take pictures of themselves. If not because of the movie, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", this place may not be as popular today as it was twenty years ago. The bamboo field there is definitely worth exploring but it's situated towards the very end just as you are about to exit the scenic park. Certain highlighted spots here are given grand and majestic names and they are inspired by their natural shapes. Normally, private driver could drive you here for a RMB50 return but be mindful that it's only applicable if he or she were to wait for you for a mere 2 hours and not more. If you do stick around longer than 2 hours, the fare would increase by another RMB30?! Anyway, this is one of those been here done that experiment. Wish this reserve all the best and let's hope that it's able to bring in much needed prosperity to the region. Cheerio, P~

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Reviewed 28 January 2012

It is a bit of a warm up prior to going to Huangshan to test your ability to climb stairs! The scenery is nice but not comparable to Huangshan mountain. We had time to kill so it was ok but I would not get out of my way to go there.

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Reviewed 28 September 2016
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