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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County 623400, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Traveler Description: Jiuzhai Valley National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Locally it is known as Jiuzhaigou, meaning "Nine Village Valley" in... more »
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Malibu, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There are buses to go up the road and I'm pretty sure they're free, but there are tremendously long lines. We went with a tour company, but the prices to rent a personal bus per person are OUTRAGEOUS. Something weird about this natural reserve, is that there are extremely fast wifi hotspots everywhere. During our entire stay here, the adults... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The view was breathtaking and they have really nice mountains. It would be great if it's less crowded and I mean it.. It's a real long queue for entrance tickets and the bus, and some just cut your queue. It's worth spending a day in the park but bring your own food and drinks. The toilet in the park was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The view is magnificent! But, too many people! Very noisy and you cant really enjoy the view peacefully with that much of people. Long waiting time for the bus, saw someone spit into the water, put their legs into water!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you have looked at pictures, read the guide books and reviews, you already know that this is a special place, so let's get that out of the way: it is one of the most spectacular places you will ever see. However, the entire experience can be ruined if you are not well prepared and plan accordingly. 1. You NEED... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited the Jiuzhaiguo National in June. In the park, we chartered a private bus at ¥250 pp as opposed to taking the public buses. You have to push your way up the public bus and you have to get down at each stop. Eaxh stop brings you to a scenic locality and after you have enjoyed the sights, you join... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We took a flight from Chengdu to jiuzhaigou. The first thing that I saw when we were approaching the airport at Songpan was the mountain ranges. As it is now summer, the daylight is long. It was still bright when we landed around 7.30 pm local time so we had a good view of the surroundings as we journeyed to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The views in Jiuzhaigou are big, awe-inspiring and grand. Towering mountains, thundering waterfalls, shimmering lakes, vast expanses of all shades of green (in the summer)! However in order to enjoy all of that, you have to be prepared to battle long queues to buy tickets, enter the park and get on the buses. I was very annoyed with all the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

By any chance you visit Jiuzhaigou, you MUST visit this place!!!! BUT be prepared for: 1) The journey was terrible - no proper public toilet & winding road. You might suffer from mountain sickness too as its located in uphill!!! 2) 10 hours of journey by coach bus from Chengdu city but able to visit local stalls and taste local... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

1. There are many beautiful lakes and waterfalls at juizhaigou park. Go to Arrow Bamboo Lake and Mirror Lake first as early in the morning as possible to catch the fantastic reflection. You won't be able to see the reflection later in the day. Try to catch the first few buses and stop at these 2 lakes first. To do... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If there ever was a heaven on Earth, this has to be it. Turquoise mirrors infused with the canopy of red and gold foliage reflected from above, so clear you saw the fallen tree trunks criss-crossing at the base of the Colourful Lake 五花海. A phenomenon caused be an excess of copper and other minerals creating azure lakes 五彩池 (not... More

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