A topic as it changes from season to season
- November -

In the Four Girls Mountains, the yellow leaves of the larch and birch had been overblown. But in the rGyalrong (rGyalmorong or Queen Valley) district on the lower reach of the river, the colored leaves such as the pear, walnut and willow become beautiful.
I told before, but the Queen Valley is the ancient name of the upper reaches of the Daduhe River in the Trans-Himalayas. And it is the place where many peoples of the Shanshun what was recorded as the Queendom in Sui-Shu (a history book of the Sui period 581-618 in China) moved in for long times. In November, the stone-piled houses and high towers what is inherited their peculiar culture shine out on the colored leaves. Above all, the Damba where four steep rivers join to the Daduhe River is beautiful most. The Damba is in the autonomous prefecture of Tibetan where it is take about 9 hours by public bus from the Chengdu. From several years before, many hotels and road are provided and the tourists are increasing rapidly.
The ruins of manor house bathing in the morning sun
A pair of the stone-piled towers
There are many highlights but only three places to have easily access by car are introduced here. The first is the towers form groups in the Supo where it take about 10 minutes by car from the Damba town. Many towers in the scattered stone-piled houses on the mountainside and is overlooks from the roadway on the opposite shore.
The second is the colony of the Jiaju where it take about 20 minutes by car. The colony consisting of many scattered houses in wide slight slope is overlook from the roadway on a mountainside. There are many guesthouses what possible to have a meal, observe inside and take photographs by putting on folk clothing, too.
The third is the colony of the Buke what it take about 20 minutes by car. The colony in the ravine what is mixed the steep river and the level ground along the riverside is overlook from the roadway near a way in. The ravine of the Buke is called Geshizha River. In the deep ravine, beautiful colored leaves went on and on along ravine.

Produced by Kenzo Okawa
Particular adviser of Four Girls Mountains Nature Reserve Management Bureau