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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

Zhangzha Town, 623400, China
+86 837 773 9753
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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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Zhangzha Town, 623400, China
+86 837 773 9753

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The reserve's beauty is beyond description. It is also very well maintained and clean. Washrooms in the reserve is well spaced out and queues are not too long even for the ladies. The same can't be said in the reserve's entrance though. The day we...More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 3 days ago

If there is any place more beautiful than Jiu Zhai Gou, It's paradise. Best time to visit there is mid Oct to early Nov. You should avoid 1-10 Oct, It's public holiday in China, so it's to crowded.

1  Thank Vy_Idol
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The reserve is beautiful and all the lakes are magnificent. There are constant shuttle buses that take you around all the attractions so you dont have to walk if you dont want to. Getting a private car to drive you around will set you back...More

Thank Calvin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says... Too bad it is very crowded here, also on the tracks besides the roads for most parts, so don't expect a quiet picknick. But the scenery makes up for everything. You can see all the lakes on one day. Read Lonely...More

Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you thought China was all cities and smog, this area will change your mind. Air is clean and natural beauty.

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a surreal and overwhelming experience for us. The landscapes are gorgeous and the time we spent there will be cherished forever.

Thank ruhij103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Reserve is a must see if you have the time, energy and the ability to deal with crowds. Every angle is breathtaking. Recommend taking a bus (like almost everyone else does) if you want to hit several of the most famous "little brother" lakes....More

2  Thank gottagothere525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible natural reserve, avoid going in winter as was already a bit cold in summer. Recommend to go early to avoid the crowds, bring a coat ALWAYS

Thank Ana Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve was a truly beautiful place. It had mountains of all sizes, lakes, rivers, and lush green vegetation. This is one of China's Must-See locations. However, it's filled with people and is extremely crowded. Scenery (5/5): Absolutely beautiful and unparalleled. Clear blue...More

Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everybody here talks about how beautiful the park is: there is no doubt about it, it is beautiful!! Let me explain how we visited this park in one day, got to see all the highlights and escapes the crowds. And other tips and tricks that...More

6  Thank François V
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July 22, 2017|
Response from Ana Z | Reviewed this property |
hi violetale, I think jiuzhaigou has no airport, we travelled there by bus organized by a Chinese travel agency, but requires to join them for 3 days to get to jiuzhaigou. it is reachable also by public transport but may be... More
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July 3, 2017|
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Response from RACHELSIS | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This is very subjective. Speaking out of concerns, Jiu Zhai Gou can be too challenging for your aunt as she is 70 years old, has minor blood pressure and need walking stick. Why? Possible accident: There is a... More
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
There are some nice hotels in the Park area. If you stay in town, you can just call a taxi or local driver to take you to the Park. You don't need to take a tour. It's a self guided and you can just follow the map... More