Jiuzhaigou Travel Tips
Residents: Tibetan, Qiang and Han nationality
Area Code: 0837
Zip Code: 624000
Tourist Inquiry Telephone: 0837-7739753
First Aid Telephone: 0837-7739818
Fire Alarm: 0837-7739909
The weather in Jiuzhaigou is generally mild but the temperature varies much within a day. The scenery in different seasons has different characteristics. Among all, September to October in autumn is the best traveling time when the views are most extraordinary.
In the scenic area of Jiuzhaigou Valley, there is only one restaurant in Nuorilang Service Center, where the average cost of a person for a meal is CNY 70 and buffets are offering with the cost ranging from CNY 60 to CNY 130. Outside the scenic area, there are some small restaurants where the average cost for a meal is about CNY 50 per person. As for hotels, in the peak season from April to November, the cost for a room with complete conditions is usually CNY 300-1,500; the cost in low season is generally lower.
|Muti-Color Pond in winter|
As mentioned, the local Tibetans will hold some events to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival. The most important and largest one is the Mazi Fair held in Zharusi Temple, which is located in Shuzheng Valley. Held annually on May 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar, it is a vital religious event for Tibetans living here. It is said that this fair is held to commemorate a brave deity of Benbo, which is one branch of Tibetan Buddhism. This deity is called Mazi, responsible for vanquishing demons and monsters. Three days before the festival, all of the monks in Zharusi Temple will be gathered together to celebrate being a reverent Buddhist and practicing vegetarianism. On the day, Tibetans will dress up and come here to participate in the celebration.
Address: Near 301 Provincial Road, Pengfeng Village, Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County
|Opening Hours||Apr.1 to Nov.15: 08:30-17:30 |
Nov.16 to Mar.31: 09:00-17:00
Public Vacations: 09:00-16:00
Is it possible to take train from xian to guangyuan then transfer by bus to jiuzhaigou?
Yes, it is available. However, the scenic area is still closed and the open time is uncertain.