It is said that if any wonderland exist in the world, Jiuzhaigou Valley would be among them!! Its official name is “Jiuzhai Valley” but is locally known as Jiuzhaigou which literally means “The Nine Villages” Valley. In Chinese, Jiu means nine, Zhai means village and Gou means valley. It is renowned for its scenic and aesthetic majesty.
Jiuzhai Valley is situated in Zhangza Town, Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. It lies at the southern end of the Minshan mountain range and covers 72,000 hectares. Its elevation ranges from 2,000 to 4,500 metres.
The Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area is a reserve of remarkable natural beauty with extravaganza jagged alpine mountains. It can be considered as fairyland scenery of crystal clear, strange blue, green and purplish pools, lakes, waterfalls, limestone terraces, caves and other beautiful features. Jiuzhai Valley has the most enchanting landscapes in autumn which is considered as most colorful and vivid season here.
The major tourist attractions in Jiuzhaigou Valley are Long Lake, Five-Color Pond, Nuorilang Falls, Nuorilang Lakes, Sleeping Dragon Lake, Reed Lake, Fairy Pool, Rhinoceros Lake, Zharu Bridge, Primeval Forest, Sword Rock, Swan Lake, Grass Lake, Arrow Bamboo Lake, Panda Lake, Five Flower Lake, Pearl Shoal, Pearl Shoal Falls, Bonsai Shoal, Mirror Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Village, Heye Village, Zhima Village.
In 1992, Jiuzhai Valley was addressed as a World Heritage Site and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997 by UNESCO. Jiuzhai Valley National Park inhabited 220 bird species and number of endangered plant and animal species including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, the Sichuan takin, orchids and rhododendrons.
So when are you visiting this fascinating wonderland??