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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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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

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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Research well before you go. Early autumn may not be so spectacular but you will avoid the crowd that comes during the mid-autumn holidays. It's nature and wide open vista at it's... read more

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Research well before you go. Early autumn may not be so spectacular but you will avoid the crowd that comes during the mid-autumn holidays. It's nature and wide open vista at it's best. A place of serenity & beauty. An amazing experience to cherished. So don't go during high local tourist season. The rowdiness, long queues, transport delays and no... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plan at least 2 days in the park. We were there in October (not golden week, but still high season) and it was amazing. Certain parts are very crowded so ARRIVE EARLY. My advice is to start at the top and work your way down, mostly on foot. The top right section is where the Chinese like visiting the most,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The scenery at this place is pretty good especially at this time of year as the trees change colours. Lakes are good waterfalls impressive. BUT, the day we came it was like half of China decided to come as well. And so we queued for an hour then wrestled our way onto a bus, and that was only the first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Natural Reserve is simply stunning, breathtaking, just beautiful. Absolutely worth to be here to see this incredible sight by mother nature. Avoid first week of October due to its national holiday. Nevertheless, rest your mind and enjoy the scenery even though you stand in a crowd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best time to visit is October, but not during first week due to national holidays. I visited second week and still it was busy, but ok. I arrived at 8am and it took an hour to get in the gates due to the large crowds. Apparently the Chinese will be waiting at 7am when the gates open. I stayed till... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a gorgeous place..... seeing the lakes in all its natural beauty. We thoroughly enjoyed the place, a beauty to behold n worth the long road trip from Chengdu. I would totally revisit again and again. Avoid the crowds during their national holidays. Even our guide does not wish to conduct tours during that period.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is amazing, but-warning regarding the morning crouds: Chinese groups get there by 7 am (sharp), so: try to be there a but before 7, and to get tickets at your hotel in advance. Otherwise, it might take an hour of being pushed in an interminable line to get into the park. There's no special treatment for the elderly,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is indeed a very pretty place, definitely worth going. I can imagine a lot of effort has put into the reserve in order to accommodate so many people to visit. Very calm and clear lakes; well built walkways for impressive waterfalls. Just need to zone out to feel this natural serenity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many lakes. Sometimes very different, sometimes quite alike, but still worth to see. Big, small, green, blue, waterfalls, cascades of springs, beautiful forest. There are a lot of tourists there, mostly chinese, but the place is huge, every few minutes there is a shuttle bus to the next stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is enormous but there is a very frequent bus service included in the entry. There is still quite a bit of walking involved, all of which is on well maintained boardwalks and steps. There are beautiful blue lakes and rushing waterfalls all surrounded by mountains. Perfect for people who love photography.

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