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Address: Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County 623400, China
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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beautiful in snow

Jiuzhaigou is one of my favorite national parks in the world. I explored the park with tour jiuzhaigou and was lucky to see the peach blossom in the snow. It was one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Maybe we had bad luck but Juizhaigou Natural Reserve was totally overcrowded today. Yes, it's a beautiful place but due to the fact that they've closed most of the paths (to prevent fire) we had to stick to the buses and crowded areas all the time and we didn't enjoy our visit. We've visited many places like this (national parks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Jiuzhaigou is one of my favorite national parks in the world. I explored the park with tour jiuzhaigou and was lucky to see the peach blossom in the snow. It was one of the highlights on our trip like the color pool, the ice waterfalls, the five flower lake. It was not crowded anywhere visting in winter and early spring.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is incredible! Worth the 18 hour round trip from chengdu. Just two extra tips on top of the excellent ones below. 1. ALL the boardwalks that run on the opposite side of the lakes are currently (march 11th) shut. This wasn't made clear anywhere (for a non mandarin reader at least). The signs blocking the paths said "to... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I went to Jiuzhaigou National Park during winter in January, it was one of the best things i've ever seen in my entire life. Some said it's better to visit in Autumn, but the accomodation was a lot more expensive. Not a single thing in Jiuzhaigou disappointed me, there was this lake that covered with snow, all white as far... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

PREVIEW: This is one of the most popular destinations for the people of China. Only around 5% of the tourists coming here are non-chinese. Crowds are huge during school holidays and public holidays. The infrastructure built to handle such an inflow is also massive... hats off to the Chinese govt. Seasons to visit ? All 4 seasons have something unique... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Was lucky enough to visit Jiuzhaigou on Chinese New Year's Eve and New Year's Day and so the park was nearly empty! Managed to enjoy the incredible scenery and totally avoid the crowds. This is an unmissable experience - an unbelievable sight but can imagine it might be slightly marred if there were big pushy crowds. Another tip - take... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Yes we all know China is an enormous country, but I must say if you want to experience true nature beauty, then the place to choose is Jiuzhaigou. It will only take you a day to see the whole reserve area, but be sure to wake up early, and go queue up about 15-30mins before the open time, then you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I won't comment on the scenery as it is obvious. I will just write on the logistics to help TA travellers. Took a flight from Chengdu as didn't want to travel 10 hours on the road! So thankful that the flight was punctual even during winter. It was spectacular with snow-capped mountains as the plane was about to land albeit... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved the park! Crystal clear waters and tonnes of accessible locations by bus. Do visit all the lakes and try to hike a little if possible (trails were closed when I was there). Be sure to grab some authentic beef jerky while you are there, you can see the pack so it isnt a rip off. Fantastic.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

this place is not real! looks like someone has painted everything! the pictures only trying to describe how beautiful this place is! AMAZING!!!

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