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Jiuzhai Valley Travel Guide, Jiuzhaigou

Index Page of Travel Guide to Jiuzhai Valley(Jiuzhaigou national park)

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General information of Jiuzhai Valley(Jiuzhaigou)

Located inside Zhangzha Town of Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou) County in Aba Tibetan Qiang Prefecture at the south of Min Mountain at northwestern in Sichuan Province, Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou) got its name because that there are 9 Tibetan villages in the valley, including Shuzheng Village, Lotus Leaf Village, Zechawa Village, etc. There are old Tibetan villages, stone mills, wooden plank, and scripture flags, also huge and high snow-mountains, splendid waterfalls, clear and blue lakes, mysterious streams, as well as green woods. This is regarded as “Human Paradise”, and “Fairy Land”.

Altitude of Jiuzhai Valley

The elevation of the Jiuzhai Valley National Park ranges from 1,990m (6,529 feet) at the entrance to 4,764m (15,630 feet) at the peak of Ga Er Na Feng Mountain. And the visiting area will normally be from 1990m of entrance to 3000m of the virgin forest.

Although altitude sickness is rare, visitors should be aware of the elevation and expect to be out of breath quicker than you normally would be at lower levels. Some preventative measures to the affects of altitude sickness are to drink plenty of water and carry some aspirin in case it is required. Having said this you will never be too far from a water source or from other people. Busses run constantly between the scenic spots and you can hop on and off freely during the day with your bus ticket. Oxygen supplies are available for a nominal fee at the medical center at the park entrance.

Special recommendation

Fairy Ice Waterfall Tour
In every winter (January and February) Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou) will become a Fairy Land decorated with snow. Besides magnificent snow scenery, you cannot miss Ice Waterfall in Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou)–all Ice Waterfalls are like sharp swords upside down. And water flies from among “sharp swords”, and forms into new waterfalls, which will must impress you a lot.

Colorful Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou) in Autumn
Autumn (September and October) are the best seasons in Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou). You can hear a sweet symphony here and see a colorful fairy land.

Green and Blue Water in Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou)
The most famous scenery is water in Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou), which is as clear as mirror, and is colorful. The color of water varies from four seasons, even in one day, so it’s said that “People don’t want to visit other water scenes after they return back from Jiuzhai valley(Jiuzhaigou) tour”. In the valley the area of the smallest lake is less than half of acre; the longest lake is as long as 5 KM, covering 200 square KM; the reflections on the surface of the quietest lake are more beautiful than the real lake; the water is light red, light yellow, dark green, dark blue and sapphire blue in the most colorful Wuhua Lake.