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Jiuzhaigou Travel Guide
Jiuzhaigou, Located in the north of Sichuan Province. Jiuzhaigou County is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. Since the opening of the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area in 1984, visitors have flocked to the region year by year, and the prosperous tourist industry now accounts for a large proportion of local revenue.

Lying on the highest tableland in the world between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Jiuzhaigou Valley covers altitudes ranging from 2,000 meters to about 4,300 meters. With its large number of lake groups, waterfalls and rich variety of endangered plants and fauna, Jiuzhaigou was awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997 and was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

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Weather & Temperature
Elevated at a height of about 3,000 meters, Jiuzhaigou is influenced by the typical highland humid climate. As a result, this area is frequented by mild temperatures and extremely variable weather all year round. Therefore, several warm outfits are necessary during your trip here. Although the temperature is not extreme, Jiuzhaigou still maintains four distinct seasons.

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Travel in Jiuzhaigou
Jiuzhaigou National Park itself is noted for its scenic alpine gorges with their stunning, multi-tiered waterfalls, bright lakes, and views of snow-capped mountains. With some of the most beautiful and inspiring scenery on earth and some of the reserves scenic spots considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang people, it is no wonder a number of mysterious legends surround the wonderful landscape of Jiuzhaigou. Learn More


The construction of the Jiuhuang Airport in Chuanzhusi Town and a new road link between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou has meant that the journey to Jiuzhaigou has become a great deal easier for today's traveler.

Chengdu remains the starting point for visitors to Jiuzhaigou, as there is no direct plane or long-distance bus service to the region from elsewhere within China. The city itself can be easily arrived at through international and domestic flights or by train and long-distance bus services.

By Bus - Although even with this new link - Jiuzhaizhou Ring Way, the journey time by road is still 10 hours. Fortunately, the beautiful natural scenery along the route is such that it is easy to forget the immediate surroundings of coach or bus.

By Air - For those visitors who want to save time on travel there is the Jiuhuang Airport, located in Chuanzhusi Town. First opened in 2003, it takes just 40 minutes to fly between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou.

Welcome to Jiuzhaigou
Historically, Jiuzhaigou has been home to small population of Tibetan and Qing people, and provides a good opportunity to get to know more about the locals' unique life and culture. The highlight of any trip to these areas are special performances laid on by the Tibetan and Qiang people which are also a popular form of nightlife in Jiuzhaigou. Moreover, 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 on your trip. - Just to explore the Jiuzhaigou for yourself!


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