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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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Address: Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County 623400, China
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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Unbelievable - best spot in China!

The photos speak for themselves, I mean really. What I will say is VISIT IN WINTER!!! It's cheaper, less crowded, and the snow and an element that magnifies the beauty of the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The photos speak for themselves, I mean really. What I will say is VISIT IN WINTER!!! It's cheaper, less crowded, and the snow and an element that magnifies the beauty of the park 10x. And besides, it's not THAT cold. In terms of time, you can really spend as much or as little time as you want here. I loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

unbelievably breathtaking and full of surprises. waters were so clear colourful. If i were to rate all China destinations, this would be top for the splendour of nature

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I went to Jiuzhaigou on my own in the middle of January. Especially during the night it wa freezing cold, but once I saw the waterfalls and lakes at the natural reserve I was totally pleased. 100% worth it! During the day it was quite pleasant. There were almost no people, the air was fresh and clean and the sun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We visited in January & it was absolutely stunning. Although it was winter there were still several hundred people passing through the gate. However the park is very well organised & there was a constant stream of busses taking people to the most scenic spots. We would have liked to walk more but it is very tightly controlled as to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went to Jiuzhaigou valley for like three times, June 2009, April 2012 and October 2013, and I had never thought of touring it in winter before until one of my Singaporean friends suggested to visit in November. We booked a 3 days visit by driving from www.beijingholiday.com/jiuzhaigou-tour.html , and our tour guide John was fantastic. It snowed all night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent 2 full days visiting Jiuzhaigou and you could definitely spent 3 or 4 if you wanted to visit everything in the park and do more walking. + Incredibly beautiful + Good transport system in the park - Not cheap for China - Massive amounts of tourists on Fri, Sat, Sun. No fun standing in those quick picture hunting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had white Christmas at Jiuzhaiguo - it was snowing when we arrived on Christmas day! It was a beautiful sight. The bus took us to the top of each of the 3 valleys and stopped at every scenic spot on the way down - very well organised indeed. The views were amazing - snow capped mountains, some lakes were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Absolutely breathtaking! This is one of the few places on earth where the actual sights are better than a thousand pictures. It was low season due to winter which was freezing cold but it turned out to be a blessing as the air was crisp and fresh, the snow laced grounds and ice formations enchanting and best of all, no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

3 of us joined the tour package from CTC in Oct 2014. There were several friends we acquainted from our Tibet tour many years back that add lots of fun and laughters to our journey. The trip was well organized and most importantly, the scenery at Jiuzhaigou was just amazingly beautify, or should I say, Heaven!! The lakes, or seas... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We visited Jiuzhaigou in October as part of Helen Wong's "Jewels Of China" Tour. We arrived at the airport mid afternoon and half of our group was immediately troubled by the altitude (3,500metres), suffering headaches, nausea, shortness of breath and dizziness. Then we were driven to the Sheraton in a sardine tin on wheels which made their symptoms even worse.... More 

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