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“Natural Wonder”

Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
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3-Day Private Tour of Jiuzhaigou From Chengdu With Flight
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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 February 5, 2014

Though this place is famous for its beautiful red leaves in autumn, I visited it in spring time. I did like it so much. I went by ourselves and not by tour. We ook a ride of park coach to the top and then walked along the easy hiling trail from the top to the entrance. We had enough time to the beau ty of each awesome small lake one by one. We have enough time to take photo of this natural wonder especially the very very clear water. So amazing and so peaceful. One thing to remind those will visit it in autumn, you can't definitely escape from the crowded people. Don't complain at that moment!

2  Thank viviensin
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Loved the low season 'crowd'. It was quieter and peaceful. You can truly feel the gentle messages of the surroundings.

Do take note of the bus shuttle timings and check before hand. Timings change accordingly during the day in low season. Get a two-day pass as it is cheaper than buying for separate days.

2  Thank alicheng
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

The scenery looks like picture postcard in late Oct and early Nov. Photos turned out picture perfect whichever angle you took! MUST go before this nature reserve gets polluted and ruin by tourists.

3  Thank JudC1969
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Visited Jiuzhaigou in Winter and it is not that colourful. However, it is still very beautiful. The waterfalls, the ponds, the lakes, the streams are just breath-taking. In winter it is not very clouded but it is a bit cold and most hotels operate at minimal staff and no heater in the room (make sure they at least provide heater mattress and hot shower). Rain or snow may also spoil the mood but it would not happen every day. The advantage is you are more relax during this low season. The hotels and tour package is cheaper as well. However, some parts of the park may be closed if the snow is too heavy. Advisable to check before you go.

Although you can cover all the 3 "gou" (valleys) in one day, it will be better if you can spare 2 days. The 日则沟 deserve one full day and the other 2 "gou" in another day. If the distance is not too far, you should walk from one view point to the next instead of using the shutter bus so that you can see more. There are good info on the distances at each view point.

It is also good idea to bring your own lunch and find a quiet and nice corner to have it with your partners. You may attract some birds or even some small animals to come to share your food. food inside the park is expensive and can be found only at the "centre poin" canteen.

Journey from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou is now quite comfortable and safe. I trust this road must be constructed after the earthquake. You can see the remains of the old road here and there.

I had a happy time there.

4  Thank HYChan
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

Plan ahead to avoid the crowds (such as starting the walk up from the bottom at the beginning of the day) and you'll enjoy a breathtaking scenery. The worst found here are the crowds (quite rude and dirty, too). The paths are very well kept. Take your own food (limited expensive offering on site)

2  Thank Sergio M
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