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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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Address: Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County 623400, China
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Description: Jiuzhaigou Valley, eulogized as a world of magical fairytale, has for...
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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went there during early summer, which is the less popular season for this place. But it is still truly breath taking, the crystal clear water, amazing forest and just so much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

went there during early summer, which is the less popular season for this place. But it is still truly breath taking, the crystal clear water, amazing forest and just so much more. Takes a lot of energy to see everything in one day, so would recommend getting in very early. Bring food with you, it makes the journey more enjoyable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing takes at least a full day but is worth so much you people will never forget. It is amazing for Photographers naturist of course.Jiuzhaigou Valley is a nature reserve and national park located in the north of Sichuan province, China, but the Tibetan flavor in the place houses, food, people is very very strong and deep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is a trip of all trips I have made to China, we flew in to Chengdu and spent 2 days there doing some sighting seeing, after which we flew in to this wonderful natural reserve in the sky of China. There is so much to see and do there even before you start on your whole day trip into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We spent 3 days in this amazing area; the aeroport is at 3,800 mt above the sea. You reach this paradise frm Chendu, Sichuan capital. The are several park but if you go in autunm you can't visit all as are cover with snow and ice; i could visit the one up to 3.300 mt was so beautiful nature and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Beautiful scenery rivaling Yosemite in the US. As with most popular sites in China, be prepared for massive amounts of people. The one slightly disturbing thing was, no wildlife. Nary a bird, squirrel, fish...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Magnificent Reserve. High in the mountains, the air is clear and cool. There are multiple clear blue lakes and snow capped mountains in all directions. The walking paths are wide and usually wood orr composite. There are shuttle buses that run frequently

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Almost everyone who comes to this page wants to find out more about this fascinating place that is JiuZhaiGou but when one reads about the insane crowd inside this nature reserve, it just put off a lot of prospective travelers, myself included. But the stories I’ve heard and the photos I’ve seen, somehow overpowered my better judgement. And I finally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We traveled Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve during this labor day after we traveled Zhangjiajie a few weeks ago. It was our first time to travel in Jiuzhaigou, the natural beauties there were so amazing, especially the water over there, crystal-clear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As others have said - get there early and don't be put off by the crowds. You will have to fight (yes, literally) your way onto the buses. But it does get better thereafter, as the buses disperse the crowds effectively. Go to the end of the road (in either of the two valleys) and work your way down, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First of all - get there as early as possible. We wanted to buy a ticket in advance, but lady in the office said we can't. Their ticket office should however be opened from 7am, so get there as early as you can!! We arrived at 7:30 and there were already groups of Chinese tourists (but still bearable amount). Ticket... More 

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