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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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Address: Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County 623400, China
Phone Number: 868377739753
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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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An amazing part of the world one must visit. We went in the Fall and there were plenty of red leaves to see. Words do not do this place justice. Just fo!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong Region, China
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Zhangye, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The park really is a natural beauty and it's great how accessible it is in and around the park. The gate ticket cost ¥80 for a standard ticket and a green bus ticket also costs ¥80. There are concessions for children under certain heights, students with ID, elderly, etc. We got the bus up the first stretch of then valley... More 

Thank MillieColeman17
Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing part of the world one must visit. We went in the Fall and there were plenty of red leaves to see. Words do not do this place justice. Just fo!

Thank CheezBurgernParadise
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jiuzhaigou (JZG) is the most natural and beautiful reserve I have been to in China. We visited JZG in early September and the water there is still green. Everything looks peaceful and wonderful. JZG is famous for the water. It is said that the most beautiful season to visit JZG is autumn when leaves all turn to yellow and red.... More 

Thank Ye Y
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Jiuzhaigou (JZG) twice. Last time was in December about 10 years ago. Recently went there in September 2015. As expected, the weather was less cold in September, with more water and colorful background. I think Jiuzhaigou is one of the most beautiful natural reserve on earth and one should visit the place at least once in a... More 

Thank Ah Law
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Unesco world heritage park has been built with Chinese tourism in mind. Wide wooden board walks provide excellent access while assuring that the many visitors do not negatively impact the natural beauty by going "off trail". Park has a shuttle system of buses that was excellent. Hot Tip: if visiting on a weekend, plan to visit Sunday - Many... More 

1 Thank DiegoCandela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We visited the reserve on 27th Dec 2015. The weather was cold, but with the sunshine, the reserve was still very beautiful. There was less people around so we got to enjoy the reserve better. Some of the sites at the upper valleys were close and some walking paths were also closed due to the snow and ice. We got... More 

Thank MingWai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Stunning! There is no equal elsewhere that has sceneries and fables of dreamlike eloquence, or natural purities like a fairyland as it.

1 Thank Hownang
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

All of the sights were beautiful, but many parts were closed (we visited early December). The three of us paid off-season prices which was Y80 the first day, and Y20 for the second (you have to say you want the second day ticket when buying the first ticket--you must buy at the same time), but you have to pay additional... More 

2 Thank Bret C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Visited place in December ie winter time in Jiuzhaigou. Fantastic sceneries of water features ie colourful lakes & waterfalls blended perfectly in the forest reserve area. Place is just like heaven on earth feeling. Mainly local & Asian tourist seen during visit,with just a couple of Europeans. Though the place is a must visit place in China ,behavior of the... More 

Thank kwchia
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

The park is beautiful. Like others have mentioned do hike on some on the trails. The trails are quiet and peaceful since most people take the bus. Note that the trails can be closed in random parts with no prior warnings. We hiked 7 miles into a trail to hit a dead end. Luckily the road was very close so... More 

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