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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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Jiuzhaigou Valley, eulogized as a world of magical fairytale, has for years...

Jiuzhaigou Valley, eulogized as a world of magical fairytale, has for years enchanted tourists with its mountains and luxuriant forests, colorful lakes, gushing waterfalls and abundant wildlife. To its south is the Huanglong (Yellow Dragon Scenic Area). Jiuzhaigou Valley is located in Nanping County, 450 kilometers (about 280 miles) to the north of Chengdu City, Sichuan, covers a total area of 720 square kilometers and the valley is 50 kilometers in length. In 1992, UNESCO entered this scenic area onto the world natural heritage list.Jiuzhaigou, literally the Nine Village Valley, is hence known for the nine Tibetan villages within its boundary, Inhabited by Tibetans, the nine villages and alpine lakes, are like reflecting mirrors or crystal jade blocks inlaid in snow mountains and forests.

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valley of colourful lakes small waterfalls and marshes

the jiuzhaigou valley 500 km from chengdu at height of around 3000m is amazing natural paradise of 108+ colourful lakes. the valley is quite wide say 200 to 500 m with mountains... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
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It's a photogenic place. Please go in Autumn or Summer if possible . We went there in Spring , some point of interest were closed because it lack of water but yes, it's still beautiful but just may not as beautiful as we though. Because the lake/ pond is lack of water. And no maple leave to "add Color "... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in mid April and had a beautiful day exploring the park. We planned to visit the park over 2 days but managed to see it all in one. We arrived to the park at about 9am and it was super crowded. We purchased our tickets and took the bus on the left. We are not sure if this... More 

Thank TravellingTTs
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park has some amazing scenery. Beautiful turquoise lakes with snowy mountains, away from the crowds a sense of calm. However, there are a LOT of tourists and we went outside of peak season! We arrived at the park at 9.15am and had to queue about 20 minutes for a bus, in this queue I was pushed about and elbowed... More 

Thank travellingsims
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the jiuzhaigou valley 500 km from chengdu at height of around 3000m is amazing natural paradise of 108+ colourful lakes. the valley is quite wide say 200 to 500 m with mountains on both side and snow clad mountain on the front while entering the valley. the limestone calcium basin of valley corrodes with water & gives way to cavities... More 

Thank Narayanmea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined a tour group to visit this famous UNESCO site. It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes. In March, although it's low season, but in China, you can say is there is no low season, everywhere is people. From the map you can see the Nature Reserve is shaped like a Y, shuttle buses take... More 

Thank faithandhope2live
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Jiuzhaigou on 7 April. First of all, it's a park with stunning scenery, which will not dissappoint. What you should know however, is that the park is not designed for people who like hiking. Most tourists there seem to enjoy nature by being bussed around from one scenic spot to another and pull out the selfie sticks. I... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for Qing Ming holiday. The trip from Chengdu was about ten hours by bus. Return in private car was 8 hours. There is an airport 80 kilometers away which is another option. Traveled with my Chinese daughter in law which helps. We stayed at intercontinental. It is about 40 minutes from the park entranced up the valley.... More 

1 Thank Juvijean
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sights are beautiful, but in the offseason, they say the conditions are dry and a fire hazard. They bus you from sight to sight some of which are closed. We were hoping to hike. The tickets are cheaper, however.

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just came back from visiting this UNESCO site. Apparently this is not the best season to view the many beautiful lakes with clear blue, green, turquoise water. But if one waits for the perfect season, the crowds would be unbearable. Even now, we had to put up with a lot of unruly behavior. Despite the seemingly organized system of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful place you must go once in your life, every season give you different pictures, you will not regret. If you want to cover the whole nature places could take more than a days, however, you also can selectively choose some places you want to visit. Pictures tell a hundred stories, therefore you must see it... More 

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