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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...

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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Amazing park, go on foot!

This is really a beautiful park in Sichuan. Somewhat difficult to reach, 8 hours by bus from Chengdu. But the park is really worth the visit! Get off the buses that cross the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jens C
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is really a beautiful park in Sichuan. Somewhat difficult to reach, 8 hours by bus from Chengdu. But the park is really worth the visit! Get off the buses that cross the park and explore it by foot as much as possible, to avoid the Chinese crowds. Park is extremely busy during the summer months July and August.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to the park during Mid October where leaves are turning beautiful colors and water is just the right time to check out.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If Zhangjiajie had mountains then Jiuzhaigou had waters, Mountains and Waters play a big role in Chinese Art and so Jiuzhaigou is worthy place to visit. While it is not convenient as Zhangjiajie to reach since it require 8 hours bus trip to reach the scenic area, it does worth the hassle. The selling point of Jiuzhaigou is its Turquoise... More 

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Sarawak, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went on middle November. Visitor still quite a lot. Weather quite cold for me as Malaysian. View is very nice. Various picture from various angle can be taken.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The bus from Chengdu is disgusting, with 3 rubbish bin but a Chinese mom used it to let her daughter go,even after 1 persong from my group complained, just too dense to care. The view in the valley is amazing, one of the best. It has so many pools to gaze at, the best way is to take the shuttle... More 

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Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interexting landscape, full of different beautiful scenery and colour. Visited last week and enjoyed our break especially fall.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much hypes about this place and so I decided to go and I regret it. 1st: Too much effort to get there. 8-10 hrs bus ride from Chengdu. We didn't have time to spare so we flew from Beijing and still another 1 1/2 hrs taxi ride. 2nd: too crowded. Please try to get your ticket a day before... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is stunning!! Maybe not as stunning as the photos show as these are taken when there are no tourists, on trails which are not open to the public, and at the best times of year when the trees are reflected in the lakes. Unfortunately most of the leaves had fallen when I visited but it was still beautiful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to be here early, like 7 in the morning. Even at that time you're not alone, but it's still better than the busy hours during noon. Take the bus to the Northern Lake and work your way down. If you're lucky: try getting a discount for students with a plastic card with your picture on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth the 10 hours bus ride from Chengdu for this once in a lifetime seeing the beautiful water & mountain landscapes. Maybe not for everyone due to its high altitude, luckily for our group of 14 people, some of us only experienced a little of miscomfort during the 3 days trip.

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