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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Massive crowds are well managed by an efficient shuttle service akin only to Disney-esque system. Pristine park and clean restrooms in each stop despite the crush of visitors. Yet the magnificence of the landscape takes one's breath away. This scenery equals and even surpasses in variety most international parks (Yosemite and the Alps being my favorites). Some destination are worth... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

To begin with, I'd have loved to have given this place a 4 or 5 star review - we had such high expectations. The plus point is that there is some very nice scenery. The minus points, there's a lot of them :-( * The price - 220RMB per person to enter the park + 90RMB per person for the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Well Runned Park, don't feel like China. Nice toilets, nice boardwalks made with quality timber, they even have a clean and efficient bus system within the park, which is great. The sights are spectacular beyond words. Out of a fairytale. You don't have to go to the Himalayas, this almost feels like you are in there. The pools are so... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is the first time i went to Jiuzhaigou National Park. Wow it is wonderful. I love the waterfalls, the lakes and the wheather (I went there at the second week of october 2013),. The leaves begun changed their color. wow it is very amazing. This is the first time I saw this because I live at tropical country. Also... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The pon and the water fall are superb. Every ponds and lakes are just like in the pictures we saw in travel blogs and websites. I went during the first week of OCtober, the leaves have not changed the color yet ( not much as I expected, a bit disappointed. However, it is still beautiful and has many things to... More

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Streamwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This is the top tourist attraction in China so it is very crowded. It is a National Park and a World UNESCO Heritage site. It is huge and you certainly cannot see it all in one day. There are 114 lakes and 17 waterfalls. The lakes are an amazing turquoise blue because of the mineral deposits. The entire park is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you can wake up early, try to reach the park before 8am. This is to get into the park when the park open at 8 am. If it is peak season, the park can receive as much as 50,000 ppl. Remember , if you are above 65 years old , you can get concession of 50% of the entrance... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Entering the national park is like being inside a magical snow globe. With snow capped mountains, brisk fresh air and see through turquoise water, I wandered around in bewilderment at the natural beauty I was beholding. One of the photos I took is now my screen saver.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Try and go early in the morning (8am) when the gates open, (you can purchase tickets prior from ticket machines),that way you can get the best shots of the lake when there is no wind and the water is calm looking like glass, also make sure you book the taxi for when you come out, i found out the hard... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The area is well organised and easily accessible for all ages. The buses that take visitors to different locations are numerous and frequent. The scenery is wonderful, the lakes and waterways are pristine and due to the boardwalks will remain that way.

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