Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, Jiuzhaigou County

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#1 of 2,079 in Nature in China
Located on the edge of the Tibetan Himalayan Plateau, the 72,000 hectares (180,000 acres) of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve serve as home to innumerable species of plant and animal life. Declared a World Heritage Site, the national park contains nine Tibetan villages, seven of which are still populated. Among the park's other permanent inhabitants are the endangered golden snub-nosed monkey and giant panda. A variety of hiking trails and guided tours are available, ranging in number of days, distance, and focus. Plan ahead--visitors cannot travel in the park without a guide. Arrange your visit to Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Jiuzhaigou County using our Jiuzhaigou County vacation builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We travelled around China and saw lots of places. Jiuzhaigou is very very over rated. The scenery is 7/10 but is marred by poor organisation and corruption. The photos on the internet are really not w...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Fantastic natural park, unesco already for several years, a beautiful succession of waterfalls, lakes and ponds that wind over 60 miles of trails well equipped! Unfortunately the Park is often overcrowded with summer peaks of 36000 day passes, go early in the morning can help you see the prime attractions with short rows, but then during the day will be inevitable move en masse, very efficient bus service, 600 buses that run crazily carrying visitors from one site to another! advice to descend on foot the restaurant up to the entrance, the walk is beautiful and a little joke!
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  • August 7, 2017
    Massive crowds everywhere. Mega queues to get on buses to go up to mountain. Like a scrum to get on the buses. Plenty of pushing and shoving on paths and especially getting on buses even with the guar...  more »

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You'll find accommodations of Jiuzhaigou County primarily located in Zhangzha Town. Farther out from town, you'll find a few resorts spread out across large plots, as well as some lodges and campsites by the side of roads that cut across the county.
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