Jiuzhaigou Valley

Lake Jianzhuhai 400
Lake Jianzhuhai – Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China
Photo by: George Lu, Creative Commons

In autumn, Jiuzhaigou Valley becomes a colorful landscape. Visitors are attracted and go to the Jiuzhaigou valley to experience the beauty of the scenic areas for themselves.

Found in Northern Sichuan Province, South of the Minshan range, Jiuzhaigou lies in Nanping County which spans 72,000 square kilometers. The vistas reach a height of more than 5,000 meters with a diverse ecosystem. It is a protected area in the Minshan range and has been nominated as a World Heritage Site.

The Tibetan people regard the Jiuzhaigou Valley as the Holy Mountain. The Valley has become a subject of one of China’s most popular legends. It is about a goddess who broke her mirror, the pieces fell from the mountains of Jiuzhaigou and formed great bodies of water.

State protected animals live in the Jiuzhaigou Valley. Many sub tropical plants thrive in the valley along with rare grass and plants. The Giant Panda, and other endangered animals inhabit the Jiuzhaigou valley. Visitors and locals who frequent the valley sometimes see some of these animals in the wild.

Beautiful bodies of water are also one of the highlights of the valley. The reed lake is one of the most popular lakes that bloom during autumn seasons that lure both animals and people. Waterfalls and lakes are abundant, luring the visitor back to Jiuzhaigou Valley, again and again.

In the spring, the valley is filled with the fragrance of wild flowers. During the summer, the scene turns green and the valley becomes a haven to be refreshed in. Winter months, the mountains and the entire valley is wrapped in snow and ice.

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