Jiuzhaigou Dining & Nightlife
|Restaurant in Jiuzhaigou|
Located at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters (about 9843 feet), Jiuzhai Valley National Park (Jiuzhaigou) faces special difficulties with dining. Many goods and materials have to be transferred from nearby towns and villages, resulting in high prices and a limited variety of foods.
Near the scenic spot are several small restaurants that offer different styles of Chinese cuisine. A simple dinner can be found there at a reasonable price. The Xiaobu Snack, a popular restaurant, is located at Bianbian Street to the right of the entrance gate to Jiuzhai Valley. Most of the restaurants in the area can be reached easily on foot; however, taking a taxi will save time. Since the area has been inhabited by a large number of Tibetans for a long time, the authentic local food offers unique Tibetan flavors, such as the famous buttered tea and highland barley wine. The strong flavor of the Tibetan food might not please everyone.
Apart from the above choices, the restaurants affiliated with star-rated hotels here provide better-tasting foods in a comfortable atmosphere. Jiu Zhai Paradise and Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort are two five-star restaurants that supply various kinds of good quality Chinese and Western food, especially the authentic Tibetan specialties. However, neither of them is the ideal choice for a budget-conscious visitors. Don't worry, for there are several lower grade hotels around the valley that serve some delicious food at reasonable prices.
It can take an entire day to visit this large scenic spot, so lunching in the valley is a practical option. Currently, there are four restaurants along Heyezhai, Shuzhengzhai, Nuorilang and Zechawa that serve several grades of buffet dinners. Another alternative is the tourist service center of Nuorilang, which offers various grades of buffet dinners, as well as a series of banquets which include Tibetan specialties and other Chinese cuisines.
However, during the peak season, the restaurants are always very crowded. One way to escape the crowds is to take food with you. In fact, it will be cozier eating in the charming natural beauty of the area than in the bustling restaurants. The prices of goods sold around the attractions are higher in China, so buying food and beverage before coming to Jiuzhai Valley will save money. Some Tibetans in the valley sell their simple food to visitors at reasonable prices. Visitors who are looking for more interesting experiences might enjoy trying the Tibetan food.
The first choice for an evening here is the exotic dancing and singing performance of local Tibetan and Qiang people. The ethnic groups in China are well known for being good singers and dancers, expressing their various emotions in daily life.
The Jiuzhai Paradise Theater, located in the star-rated hotel of Jarpo Town, organizes a wonderful performance every night. Actors and actresses, wearing colorful Tibetan and Qiang national costumes, perform joyful songs and powerful dances to express their beauty and bravery. Some national musical instruments are played during religious activities and Tibetan weddings. Audiences are invited to participate in the Tibetan Guozhuang dance, usually held during some important festival or event. People sing and dance in a circle, changing their movement according to the musical rhythm.
|Performance in Jiuzhai Paradise Theater|
Jiu Zhai Paradise, the most luxurious hotel built in Jiuzhaigou, also has some good areas for visitors to spend their evenings. The Paradise Ma Bang Pub, decorated in Tibetan style, is a comfortable place to have a drink. A hot spring bath in the Tian Yu Hot Spring Resort of Jiu Zhai Paradise can be rejuvenating after a long day's journey.
You can see the performance at Jiuzhai Paradise Theater in Jarpo Town. Have fun! :)
Also, how far is Howard Johnson Tianyuan to the Goukou Bus station?
The hotel is about 5.4 miles (8.7 kilometers) from the Bus Station.
The night show is in Jiafan Old Town in Gan Hai Zi. The ticket for the show is 180RMB and lasts 1.5 hours.