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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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Address: Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County 623400, China
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Phone Number: 0837-7739753
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Jiuzhaigou Valley, eulogized as a world of magical fairytale, has for years...

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 natural water

The scene is incredibly amazing there. Water is sky blue and just see into the bottom. It should a must go place on your list you come to visit Sichuan. You find out different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tina Y
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, I'm a little tired of all the 'pics' of this park depicting tranquil and peaceful lakes and ponds. This place is not tranquil. This place is not peaceful. This place is a mad house, with 10000000s of local tourists pushing, shoving, yelling and taking selfies, all held together by a boardwalk wide enough for a few people at a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The scene is incredibly amazing there. Water is sky blue and just see into the bottom. It should a must go place on your list you come to visit Sichuan. You find out different scenes in four seasons and would be impressed.

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Padua, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery depending on the fickle weather. I got lucky with sunshine and blue sky in the afternoon. Typical Chinese mass tourism location. Extortionate entry fee around $50 usd. Roads and buses to almost all locations. I was able to hike in, but it was extremely difficult. I saw almost all locations in a single day by arriving very early... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jiazhaigou nature park is worth a lifetime visit. The park is well maintain by the government which you could see that they make effort in the toilets and rubbish cleaning. Avoid peak China peak season as there will be many local travelling and you will expect long queue for entrance and every bus stations and even queuing for photographs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came here using the $99 tour. If you don;t plan on buying stuff, don't do it, because they expect you to buy. This is a must visit place for China. You come her to see the lake, waterfall and amazing pond of water. Pay more for the VIP Bus and it is worth it. Otherwise, you have to fight... More 

Thank Tom Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with my girlfriend from Chengdu on a tour including the Jiuzhaigou. The tour guide picked us up from the hotel at 6:50 in the morning and we entered the reserve, with pre-purchased tickets, at 07:20. A lot of people queuing up to buy tickets but we could just pass through. Very smooth. All of this was included in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The entrance is very crowded around 9 am. Many people are trying to get through the gate. Once you passed the entrance gate, you do have to wait in a long line to get on the big bus. We choose to pay extra for a small mini bus which is a wise decision. The guide who operated the bus will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reserve is unique- such a vast area full of water sources of all kinds. Try to walk as much as possible and use the bus less. Visiting in August, some of the streams were dry, but the lakes, the waterfalls were astonishing.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Natural beauty, serene surroundings, echo every other comment on the scenery. We went over the moon cake festival national holiday in September. We drove up from Chengdu and it took about 10 hours. We were worried about it being overcrowded but we're very pleasantly surprised that the crowds were manageable. One tip though, is to book the VIP bus ticket.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday and followed the advice of getting there early to beat the crowds (the park opens at 7am). Everyone else obviously had the same idea and it was packed - a bit like being on the metro at rush hour. The park is beautiful - the water crystal clear but there were crowds at each view point which... More 

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