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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Went on a group tour...massive traffic jam during this peak season. From Chengdu to Zhuzhaigou hotel about 10-12 hours including toilet breaks, and meals. Public toilets were unsatisfactory, and paid toilet (RMB 1) is ok.

We chartered an eco bus where passengers were exclusive to our group. Scenery awesome, especially during the early morning. These beautiful sceneries mitigated the inconveniences we endured during the journey. Beautiful waterfalls, snow capped mountains and blue clear water!

Lunch in the restaurant is "hell breaks loose" situation in the RMB78 per pax sector. Suggest to upgrade to exceed RMB 100 plus where one can eat in peace.

1  Thank Cheedad
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

I made my tour via Huanglong which is also worth a visit.
This is something for the bucket list. (check).

Thank Tiga42
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Spectacular,breath taking,magical, mesmerising are some of the adjectives that pop into my head when i think about the time we had at jiuzhaigou.
No words, pictures of trip reports could do justice to the raw beauty of the place. Definitely recommend this to anyone planning a trip to china,although ideally you would need 3-4 days to cover jiuzhaigou and huanglong.
My preferred route would be to fly into jiuzhaigou airport on day 1 and check into any of the international hotels in the vicinity (holiday inn, intercontinental, Hilton resorts, Sheraton - all within 1.5-2 hours drive away from each other location and the airport), and try to get acclimatized to the higher altitude on day 1.
Day 2 and day 3 could probably be to either cover jiuzhaigou or huanglong - both would require the entire day if not more. Try to get in early to beat the local Chinese tours that come in bus loads.
Fly out of jiuzhaigou on day 4. Regular flights to Chengdu for around GBP 100 one way, last minute tickets (depends if you book earlier for cheaper rates)

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you are staying in chengdu then a three day trip here should definitely be included. This park has pristine waters with turquoise blue waters. There are shuttle buses that will transport you thru out the park and you can decide to hike as much as you want. Any season is a good time to visit the park there is constant water running in the park.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Another UNESCO world heritage site and it's certainly one of the places to visit before you die. I think even Emperiors in Ancient China couldn't have visited due to logistics back then so don't miss it these days.

We came as part of a tour and stayed for the entired day until the park closes around 6pm.

Once again, without repeating what other reviewers had said, my first advice is spend two days or more to really appreciate the beauty and serenity of this place. Yes, it's quite possible to cover it all in a day but that would be rushing in my opinion even if you are able to avoid crowds depending on the season. I believe most tours give a full day for the visit and I think it's a mistake. We spoke to several chinese friends later they all agree that two days is necessary.

For photos enthusiasts, there are just so many opportunties, angles, variations etc. Crazy!

My second opinion is young children are unsuitable mainly because of the crowd and a little crowd in China even off-peak season is still a very big crowd from where I come from. The pushing and shoving to get into buses within the park could cause unnecessary injuries. This might be one area the park management need to improve. To be fair, there are staff giving directions for visitors getting on board or alighting but many people just ran for it.

Well, Juizhaigou appeals differently for each season so I will try to visit again. We aren't going to repeat the same mistake next time.

1  Thank Gary Y
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