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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, Jiuzhaigou County

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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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Where to stay in Jiuzhaigou County

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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  • The scenery here was absolutely mind-blowing. This is not the same as a national park you may see in another country however. Hoards of people, buses and boardwalks make it quite a different experienc...  more »
  • This is one of those must see places when in China. Unfortunately not many westerners get to go there as the tourists are mainly Chinese. The colour of the water in the lakes and the many waterfalls m...  more »
  • We arrived at the park for our day 1 visit around 10am and it was already quite busy. We took the included site bus up the valley to the 5 coloured lake which took around 15 minutes. The weather was q...  more »