Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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  • Address: Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China.
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +86-8377739753
  • Ticket Price: 220 CNY
  • Tags: National Park, Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Nature

Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve - Review

Considered as a masterpiece of nature, the Jiuzhaigou natural reserve exhibits beautiful amalgamation of blue lakes, snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys and the alluring customs of the native Tibetan and Qiang people. According to a Chinese legend, Mountain god Dago gave a mirror to his love Goddess Semo. Devil appeared and troubled the goddess resulting into breaking the mirror in 108 pieces. These 108 pieces became 108 colourful lakes!

Covering an area of 600 square kilometres, Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley and Zechawa Valley are the three main valleys of the area and numerous other attractions are located within the valleys. In addition to the dreamlike sceneries; there are numerous flora and fauna in the scenic area. There are 170 species of vertebrates, 141 species of birds and 17 species of rare animals like giant pandas, takins and golden monkeys, pandas, marmots and blue sheep. There are also 24 species of national protected plants and 212 species of algae. Visit this beautiful paradise and get lost in this majestic bounty of nature!

Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve Information

  • The ticket is valid for one day during the peak seasons.
  • During the off-season, tickets valid for 2 days are available.

Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve Ticket Prices

  • Given ticket price is for April 1 to November 15.
  • For November 16 to March 31: CNY 80
  • Bus ticket: April 1 to November 15: CNY90/single; November 16 to March 31: CNY80/single

Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve Opening and Closing Hours

Bus schedule

  • April 1 to November 15: 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • November 16 to March 31: 08:00 am to 06:00 pm

How To reach Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve by Public Transport

  • By tourist Bus

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  • Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve Address: Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan, China.
  • Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve Contact Number: +86-8377739753
  • Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve Price: 220 CNY
  • Best time to visit Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve(preferred time): 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit Jiuzhaigou include Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve in their plan

  • 79.8% of people start their Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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  • I visited during late winter, early spring and was stunned by the multitude of colours and contrasts... oranges and reds of the trees with snow on the rocks was beautiful next to the aquamarine lakes. The many optional walks of differing difficulties alongside the regular buses up and down the mountain make navigating the mountain easy. It was cheap to stay and eat nearby, as was the entrance ticket. However getting to village from the airport was a little pricey, albeit I did use a taxi (I couldn't find a bus but that might have been my inexperience or lack of English sites) for the hour's drive (but still on cheap side when comparing to western prices). The only problem with the experience was the sheer number of people visiting that meant the buses were always full. I'd hate to imagine visiting in summer during peak season! I think March was a good time to go, which was when I went. Also if you are expecting good levels of English here and in the surrounding areas this is the wrong place for you, but the language barrier didn't bother me as it just added to the experience. I will say that the ticket office had English so at least you'll be able to get in. Apparently this is more of a Chinese tourist attraction... foreigners have been missing out on this gem! Tip: I recommend doing this over 2 days as there is so much to see and do, there is no way you could do whole thing well in one visit. Remember when you get to ticket office to ask for 2 day ticket or else you have to pay more for getting another 1 day ticket the next day. Basically I had a wonderful time and highly recommend it.

  • Excellent natural beauty spot caused by karstic flow of water through a series of of lakes down the valleys. The park can get incredibly busy but is large enough to find a quiet spot. We recommend walking to the lakes from the entrance gate on one day to enjoy the forest, the mirror wall and the rivers. The scenic spots can be busy but if you take a couple of days in the park and stay in one of the local hostels you can plan your trip to ensure you get to enjoy all the lakes.

  • ​​Jiuzhai Valley National Park's beautiful autumn months are a favorite among visitors and locals to explore. Aside from its picturesque fall foliage views, rare animals such as Sichuan golden monkeys and giant pandas can spotted residing in their natural habitat.

  • Jiuzhaigou (literally "Nine Village Valley") takes its name from the nine Tibetan villages along its length. The remote region was inhabited by various Tibetan and Qiang peoples for centuries. Until 1975 this inaccessible area was little known. Extensive logging took place until 1979, when the Chinese government banned such activity and made the area a national park in 1982. An Administration Bureau was established and the site officially opened to tourism in 1984; layout of facilities and regulations were completed in 1987. The site was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reservein 1997. The tourism area is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. Since opening, tourist activity has increased every year: from 5,000 in 1984 to 170,000 in 1991, 160,000 in 1995, to 200,000 in 1997, including about 3,000 foreigners. Visitors numbered 1,190,000 in 2002.As of 2004, the site averages 7,000 visits per day, with a quota of 12,000 being reportedly enforced during high season. The Town of Zhangzha at the exit of the valley and the nearby Songpan Countyfeature an ever-increasing number of hotels, including several luxury five-stars, such as Sheraton. Developments related to mass tourism in the region have caused concerns about the impact on the environment around the park.

  • One of the most beautiful place on earth. Our group hired a mini bus which made movement from spot to another a lot smoother. Such an arrangement is recommended as taking the public buses can be unpredictable and may ruin your trip.

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