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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
Zhangzha Town, 623400, China
+86 837 773 9753
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We come here on 2nd May and even it's crowd, but its under control. My suggestion is you can start your journey on early morning, take a bus direct to Virgin Forest and take a bus to Arrow Bamboo Lake. Follow the path along arrow...More

3  Thank feezafauzi
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

From Chengdu, it is a super long full day journey to JiuZhaiGou. Some roads could be choppy and uneven. But when we visited the park the following morning, it was totally worth it. It is a must visit in Chengdu. Many beautiful sights within the...More

Thank breadfish
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I was staying in Chengdu at the time. When an opportunity to visit Jiuzhaigou came up. A very early start and not without a convienence store stop off to stock up on food and drink supplies for the 12 hour bus ride. Yes it really...More

2  Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Jiuzhaigou nature reserve is truly beautiful, and it amazing to discover that China is home to such a gem. I enjoy visiting many natural wonders and feel like this is one of the most amazing places I have been to. But many people do not...More

Thank fozolala
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

JZG is simply stunning. I dont know how much of it is still there as the earthquake happened the day we left. If it is, then go. It is as impressive as hiking the Grand Canyon. Definitely walk from the entrance if you can so...More

1  Thank WakingDragon
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We greatly enjoyed our visit to Jiuzhaigou National Park. The lakes are stunning and the autumn foliage was wonderful. However, the organization is not great, and you need a strategy to avoid the crowds. 90% of the people go to the end of the park...More

3  Thank imi138
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

There was either very slow or even no water available to wash hands in/near the restrooms, that is, it is not within the tradition to wash hands after using the toilet. Implies - those who prepare your food, serve your food, make your bed -do...More

Thank Jennie Y
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I was surprised to find streams and lakes in China with such clear water. The Jiuzhagou Nature Reserve offers very well developed walkways next to the crystal clear lakes, rapids and waterfalls. Busses transport the tourists to the top of the valley from where they...More

1  Thank kobusm913
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We travelled around China and saw lots of places. Jiuzhaigou is very very over rated. The scenery is 7/10 but is marred by poor organisation and corruption. The photos on the internet are really not what you see in real life. The hotels are really...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Massive crowds everywhere. Mega queues to get on buses to go up to mountain. Like a scrum to get on the buses. Plenty of pushing and shoving on paths and especially getting on buses even with the guards doing crowd control. People eating picnics sitting...More

1  Thank Nanchang_Nel
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Si Peng W
24 November 2017|
Response from stp10 |
I am also asking the same questions. Are there no definitive information from the Authorities or anyone regarding the earthquake aftermath and especially if tourists can still go to which particular sites to enjoy/
Amit C
1 October 2017|
Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
According to China Travel Guide Jiuzhai Valley Reserve is closed, anticipated to reopen in May 2018. Huanglong is apparently still open. I visited both parks in May 2017 before the earthquake. Huanglong is also very... More
Kerry J
25 August 2017|
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Response from kobusm913 | Reviewed this property |
We were there during the winter last year but I posted it only recently, omitting my to record the month correctly. I heard some of the hotels have extensive damage, but I'm sure you can find a hotel that is undamaged.