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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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Apparently the tour guide told me that the time I visited was just the beginning of their tourism period after the winter break and Already the crowds at the entrance area is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Apparently the tour guide told me that the time I visited was just the beginning of their tourism period after the winter break and Already the crowds at the entrance area is packed with tourists. I will strongly recommend visiting this place NOT during China's National Public Holidays. Autumn period is one of the best seasons to see the majestic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This little known landmark is a must see. It is popular with Chinese tourists but seems missed by international visitors. It is spectactular scenery that will take you a full day to see everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It would have been 5 stars if it were not for the crowd of people. Let me present the ugly first - people, people, people. April is only at the beginning of the high season, yet the day (a Saturday) we visited saw way too many people. I was kind of scared of and felt a bit paralyzed at the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Even during off -peak season on 1-2 april, there are still tonnes of people there trying to get into the park. During the queue to get into the park to get on the bus, there was a huge crowd which kept pushing those in front to get into the bus lane inside. This pushing and cramped up situation is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great place for visiting. Very authentic. Very nature. It wasn´t so much people in the winter, i wonder in summer is worst. There were only chinese tourists, i didn´t see europeans. Lakes are great with this sea-green color.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

jiuzhaigou is a unesco biosphere rarely visited by non Chinese and one of the most incredible places I have visited, I visited 3 times spring and autumn. Some very important tips This is a major destination for domestic tourists don't go during major spring or autumn moon holidays the really good news is the walking trails ( 50Kms + )... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This place is really really beautiful, The water really clean and have so many waterfall and the colors of the water was soooooo beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Costs 310 RMB (220 entrance and 90 for the buses). You really have to get the bus because the tracks near the entrance are currently closed and there are too many kilometres to cover in a single day. There are 3 valleys currently opened to the public. (There is a 4th that may be opened up in the future) I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It is so worth the trip! The place is just amazing. I recommend you take the bus to go all the way up and make your way back walking. It will take you around four to five hours, if you get tired you can always take a bus (there is a bus stop every 200 to 300 meters and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

A very very beautiful nature reserve indeed. And the infrastructure and facilities are very very good. However if you are a non Mandarin speaker, do your research well in advance. There are signages in English but it's close to impossible to ask someone for directions and help. But if you know what to do prior to arrival you will be... More 

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