Jiuzhaigou Travel Guide

Jiuzhaigou Travel Guide

Jiuzhaigou Facts

Jiuzhaigou MapChinese Name: 九寨沟县 (jǐu zhài gōu xiàn)
Location: Located in the north of Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou County, previously known as Nanping County, is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. Since the opening of the Jiuzhai Valley National Park in 1984, visitors have flocked to the region year by year, and the prosperous tourist industry accounts for a large proportion of local revenue.

Population: 67,945
Area:  5,290 square kilometers ( 2,042 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Qiang, Tibetan
Administrative Division: 2 towns (Nanping, Zhangzha); 13 countries (Yonghe, Baihe, Lingjiang, Heihe, Yuwa, Dalu, Shuanghe, Baohua, Luoyi, Wujiao, Majia, Guoyuan, Caodi); 10 communities; 120 Administrative Villages

 Note: Jiuzhai Valley National Park is closed due to post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, and the reopening time is unclear.

With some of the most beautiful and inspiring scenery on earth and some of the reserves scenic spots considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang people, it is no wonder a number of mysterious legends surround the wonderful landscape of Jiuzhaigou. Many people are drawn to the area for these reasons, and with the park open all year round the authorities have ensured that the fragile environment is sufficiently protected with a range of comprehensive facilities.  

Panda Lake
Panda Lake
Tiger Lake
Tiger Lake 
Charming scenery of Jiuzhaigou
Five-Flower Lake
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In previous years it had been difficult for visitors to get there due to its isolated location, however this is no longer a concern due to the construction of the Jiuzhaigou Ring Way which links the reserve with Chengdu and the Jiuhuang Airport, and has made gaining access to the park a great deal easier. Jiuhuang Airport operates direct flights to/from Chengdu and Chongqing at present. About the transportation inside the county, there were sightseeing buses in the Jiuzhai Valley. However, the buses are suspended because the scenic area is closed now due to the earthquake. There is no train service now. However, Jiuzhaigou Railway Station, which is under construction, will open in 2019 along with the operation of the Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu Train.

Multi-Color Pond
Multi-Color Pond, Huanglong Valley
Bonsai Lake, Huanglong Valley
Bonsai Lake, Huanglong Valley

 Local Highlights:
Historically, the region has been home to small population of Tibetan and Qiang people, and provides a good opportunity to get to know more about the locals' unique life and culture. The highlight of any visit to these areas are special performances laid on by the Tibetan and Qiang people which are also a popular form of the local nightlife.

 Special Local Products:
Trying some of the typical local foods and picking up a number of the reasonably-priced, locally-produced goods of the Tibetan and Qiang groups are something of a must during your visit. This area has been blessed with some of the most captivating landscapes on earth and words simply do not do it justice, and so you are encouraged to visit at the earliest opportunity.

 Physical Features:
Lying on the highest tableland in the world between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Jiuzhaigou covers altitudes ranging from 2,000 meters (6,561 feet) to about 4,300 meters (14,107 feet). With a large number of lake groups, waterfalls and a rich variety of endangered plants and fauna, it was awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997 and was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. The reserve has received a string of other titles including that of a National Geological Park, a AAAAA Class Scenic Spot in China and a Green Globe 21.

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- Last modified on Apr. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Jiuzhaigou Travel
Asked by alexander from ISRAEL | Mar. 28, 2019 02:28Reply
if this Jiuzhaigou National Park open in 2019?
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Answered by Gabriel from DENMARK | Apr. 03, 2019 18:49
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Well, I am not sure. You are suggested to keep close attention to the latest news.
Asked by Cheng from MALAYSIA | Mar. 13, 2019 09:59Reply
Is the Jiuzhaigou National Pak re-opened for visitors this April 2019?
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Answered by Charlie from FINLAND | Mar. 15, 2019 02:38
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Oh, the reopening time is unclear. There is no latest news about it.
Asked by Nadin from GERMANY | Jan. 27, 2019 06:16Reply
Flight to Jiuzhaigou airport
Hello, will the park be open again in june and will there be flights vom chengdu?
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Answered by Verna from CANADA | Jan. 27, 2019 23:07
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There is no latest news about its reopen date. Thus you are advised to keep attention to the information before going there.
Answered by Nadin Gauss from GERMANY | Jan. 28, 2019 04:41
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okay thank you. does it make sense to go there anyways and just visit huanglong park? are there any flights from chengdu?
Answered by Verna | Jan. 28, 2019 17:54
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You can visit Huanglong Park. It is ok to tour around. But as I know, there is no flight from Chengdu now.
Asked by Praew from THAILAND | Dec. 28, 2018 00:41Reply
From Dagu glacier to Siguniang Shan
1. We plan to travel Mt. Siguniang on Jan17,2019. Siguniang park open or not?
2. I need to get from Dagu glacier to Siguniang Shan, is there a direct bus? What is the cheapest way?

Can you help me please?

Thank you in advance!

Praew
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Answered by Evelyn from FINLAND | Jan. 03, 2019 00:06
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1. Don't worry. The park still open at that time.
2. As I know, there is no direct bus. And the public transportation is not that convenient. Thus you are suggested to hire a private car to there directly.
Asked by Lebret from FRANCE | Nov. 01, 2018 19:12Reply
Hello, I plan to go to north Sichuan from 9th to 16th of November
Do you know if the park will reopen soon?
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Answered by Wilson from SINGAPORE | Nov. 04, 2018 22:24
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Sorry, I have no idea about it and you are advised to keep a close eye on its official website.
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