Jiuzhaigou is a top deatination in Sichuan Province. Located in the north of Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou County, previously known as Nanping County, is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. Since the opening of the Jiuzhai Valley National Park in 1984, visitors have flocked to the region year by year, and the prosperous tourist industry accounts for a large proportion of local revenue...More
Facts of Jiuzhaigou
Chinese Name: 九寨沟县 (jǐu zhài gōu xiàn)
Area: 5,290 square kilometers ( 2,042 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Qiang, Tibetan
Administrative Division: 2 towns (Nanping, Zhangzha); 13 countries (Yonghe, Baihe, Lingjiang, Heihe, Yuwa, Dalu, Shuanghe, Baohua, Luoyi, Wujiao, Majia, Guoyuan, Caodi); 10 communities; 120 Administrative Villages
Geography of Jiuzhaigou
Lying on the highest tableland in the world between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Jiuzhaigou covers altitudes ranging from 2,000 meters to about 4,300 meters. With a large number of lake groups, waterfalls and a rich variety of endangered plants and fauna, it was awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997 and was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. The reserve has received a string of other titles including that of a National Geological Park, a AAAAA Class Scenic Spot in China and a Green Globe 21...More Read: Jiuzhaigou History
What to see in Jiuzhaigou?
Jiiuzhaigou is most famous for its waterscapes: springs, waterfalls, rivers, and shoals link Jiuzhaigou's 108 pools with rich colors and various shapes.As a tourist destination listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, the marvelous Jiuzhaigou has attracted a great number of visitors because of its clear and colorful lakes, verdant primeval forest, and unique Tibetan customs. You can join one of our Jiuzhaigou tours to appreciate the natural beauty of Jiuzhaigou.
When to visit Jiuzhaigou?
Jiuzhaigou is located in the east border of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau with 1,900–3,100 meters above sea level, as well as a moist climate. The weather in Jiuzhaigou changes, and it is usually sunny during the day and rainy at night. Don’t worry about your journey in Jiuzhaigou, as you can finish your visits during the day. There are distinguishing features of Jiuzhaigou during each season, such as flowers in the spring, greenery during the summer, colorful leaves during the autumn, and a special Jiuzhaigou in the winter, when everything is covered by snow... More read: Jiuzhaigou Weather
How to get to Jiuzhaigou?
In previous years it had been difficult for visitors to get there due to its isolated location, however this is no longer a concern due to the construction of the Jiuzhaigou Ring Way which links the reserve with Chengdu and the Jiuhuang Airport, and has made gaining access to the park a great deal easier. Jiuhuang Airport operates direct flights to/from Chengdu and Chongqing at present.
About the transportation inside the county, there were sightseeing buses in the Jiuzhai Valley. However, the buses are suspended because the scenic area is closed now due to the earthquake. There is no train service now. However, Jiuzhaigou Railway Station, which is under construction, will open in 2019 along with the operation of the Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu Train...More Read: Jiuzhaigou Transportation
Jiuzhaigou Travel Tips
Special Local Products: Trying some of the typical local foods and picking up a number of the reasonably-priced, locally-produced goods of the Tibetan and Qiang groups are something of a must during your visit. This area has been blessed with some of the most captivating landscapes on earth and words simply do not do it justice, and so you are encouraged to visit at the earliest opportunity.
Local Highlights: Historically, the region has been home to small population of Tibetan and Qiang people, and provides a good opportunity to get to know more about the locals' unique life and culture. The highlight of any visit to these areas are special performances laid on by the Tibetan and Qiang people which are also a popular form of the local nightlife.
Jiuzhaigou Earthquake: Jiuzhai Valley is now closed due to an earthquake on Aug. 8th 2017. We kindly remind you to postpone your travel plan there. It is estimated to reopen in May 2018. Traveling to Huanglong, Chengdu and other surrounding areas is not affected.
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