More than just spectacular scenery, Jiuzhai Valley National Park is home to nine Tibetan villages, over 220 bird species, as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, the Sichuan takin and numerous kinds of orchids.
Jiuzhai Valley is locally known as Jiuzhaigou (Chinese for “Nine Village Valley”). It is a national park located in the Min Shan mountain range. It is best known for its fabled blue and green lakes, spectacular waterfalls, narrow conic karst landforms and its unique wildlife. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, joined the Man and Biosphere Conservation Network in 1997 and has also received IUCN and ISO 14,001 accreditations. It is China’s premier national park and is located at elevations ranging between 2 m (6.6 ft) to 4.8 m (15.7 ft) above sea level. Located at the edge of the Tibetan Himalayan Plateau in northern Sichuan Province, it is easily accessible by direct flight from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing and Hangzhou. Jiuzhai Valley provides spectacular scenery throughout the year, making it one of China’s most treasured scenic sites.
Opening hour: 08:00 - 17:00
Location: Jiuzhaigou County, Aba Tibetan And Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province (10 hours from hotel by car)