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Jiuzhaigou

JIUZHAIGOU NATIONAL PARK

The Jiuzhaigou National Park in China is located about 330km north of Chengdu in the province of Sichuan. The remote region was inhabited by various Tibetan and Qiang peoples for centuries, and was not officially discovered by the government until 1972. The area was made a National Park in 1982, opened to tourism in 1984, and inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997.

The name of the place, Jiuzhaigou, is derived from the nine Tibetan villages which were once located within it. It comprises of three valleys arranged in the shape of a Y, which are known respectively as the Shuzheng Valley, the Rize Valley, and the Zechawa Valley.

The unique and most attractive features of Jiuzhaigou are its crystal-clear, blue-, green- and turquoise-colored lakes, its distinctive waterfalls, and its Tibetan villages. The lakes have a high concentration of calcium carbonate, and their water is so clear that the bottom is often visible even at great depths.

Entrance to Jiuzhaigou (Aug 06)
Entrance to Jiuzhaigou (Aug 06)
Pearl Shoal Waterfall (Aug 06)
Pearl Shoal Waterfall (Aug 06)
Pearl Shoal Waterfall (Aug 06)
Pearl Shoal Waterfall (Aug 06)
Pearl Shoal Waterfall (Aug 06)
Pearl Shoal Waterfall (Aug 06)
Nuorilang Waterfall (Aug 06)
Nuorilang Waterfall (Aug 06)
A Few Twigs Of Red... (Aug 06)
A Few Twigs Of Red... (Aug 06)
Five-Flower Lake (Aug 06)
Five-Flower Lake (Aug 06)
Five-Flower Lake (Aug 06)
Five-Flower Lake (Aug 06)
Arrow-Bamboo Lake (Aug 06)
Arrow-Bamboo Lake (Aug 06)
Multi-Color Pond (Aug 06)
Multi-Color Pond (Aug 06)
Multi-Color Pond (Aug 06)
Multi-Color Pond (Aug 06)
Multi-Color Pond (Aug 06)
Multi-Color Pond (Aug 06)
Shuzheng Lakes, Shuzheng Valley (Aug 06)
Shuzheng Lakes, Shuzheng Valley (Aug 06)
Shuzheng Lakes, Shuzheng Valley (Aug 06)
Shuzheng Lakes, Shuzheng Valley (Aug 06)
Tibetan Adobes, Shuzheng Lakes (Aug 06)
Tibetan Adobes, Shuzheng Lakes (Aug 06)
Potted Landscape (Aug 06)
Potted Landscape (Aug 06)
Dagobas, Shuzheng Tibetan Village (Aug 06)
Dagobas, Shuzheng Tibetan Village (Aug 06)
Dagobas, Shuzheng Tibetan Village (Aug 06)
Dagobas, Shuzheng Tibetan Village (Aug 06)
Tibetan Folk Culture Village (Aug 06)
Tibetan Folk Culture Village (Aug 06)
Toilet on Wheels, Jiuzhaigou (Aug 06)
Toilet on Wheels, Jiuzhaigou (Aug 06)
Tibetan & Qiang Ethnic Cultural Performance, Jiuzhaigou (Aug 06)
Tibetan & Qiang Ethnic Cultural Performance, Jiuzhaigou (Aug 06)
Pretty Performers in Tibetan Costume... (Aug 06)
Pretty Performers in Tibetan Costume... (Aug 06)
Who Will Buy My Barbecued Meat? (Aug 06)
Who Will Buy My Barbecued Meat? (Aug 06)
Colorful Gate Motifs (Aug 06)
Colorful Gate Motifs (Aug 06)
A Colorful Gate (Aug 06)
A Colorful Gate (Aug 06)
Songpan (Aug 06)
Songpan (Aug 06)
Roadblock! (Aug 06)
Roadblock! (Aug 06)
Zhaga Waterfall, Munigou (Aug 06)
Zhaga Waterfall, Munigou (Aug 06)
Zhaga Waterfall, Munigou (Aug 06)
Zhaga Waterfall, Munigou (Aug 06)
Zhaga Waterfall, Munigou Scenic Area (Aug 06)
Zhaga Waterfall, Munigou Scenic Area (Aug 06)
Elephant Trunk Pond, Zhaga Waterfall (Aug 06)
Elephant Trunk Pond, Zhaga Waterfall (Aug 06)
Flower, Maoxian (Aug 06)
Flower, Maoxian (Aug 06)
Flower, Maoxian (Aug 06)
Flower, Maoxian (Aug 06)
Diexihaizi Lake (Aug 06)
Diexihaizi Lake (Aug 06)
Highland Yak, Diexihaizi (Aug 06)
Highland Yak, Diexihaizi (Aug 06)
A Man & His Yak (Aug 06)
A Man & His Yak (Aug 06)