• Mazhi Culture Festival

    Jiuzhai Valley Celebrates Mazhi Culture Festival
  • WILDLIFE

    Get acquainted with some of our residents here
  • LAKE

    Fabled blue and green lakes
  • WATERFALL

    Magnificent waterfalls in Jiuzhaigou
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Lakes

Water is the spirit of Jiuzhai Valley. There are 114 individual Lakes in the park that span over 1,000m in Read More
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Waterfalls

There are 5 major waterfalls and numerous smaller waterfalls throughout the park. The Nuo Ri Lang Waterfall is the widest Read More
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Forests

Forests cover more than half of the scenic area and much of the area not covered is above the tree Read More
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Tibetan Culture

The local people still hold onto many of their traditional customs and culture. Local food and drink traditionally include barley, Read More
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Frozen Waterfalls

The main attraction of the “Winter Wonderland” scenery is the magnificent, frozen waterfalls, in particular the Pearl Shoals and Nuo Read More
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  • History

    The total population of Jiuzhai Valley National Park is just over 1,000, comprising of over 110 families.The nine Tibetan Villages of Jiuzhai Valley are He Ye, Jian Pan, Ya Na, Pan Ya, Guo Du, Ze Cha Wa, Hei Jiao, Shu Zheng and Re Xi. Although not officially discovered by the government until 1972...
  • Culture

    The main religion practiced by the locals is the pre-Buddhism Bon or Benbo-Sec religion. It was introduced to the Aba Prefecture in the 2nd century B.C. It was integrated with primitive local wizardry into the Benbo Sec and became dominant in the 6th Century. In the 7th century, Tibetan Buddhism was introduced to the region.
  • Religion

    Longda can be pieces of cloth (many small pieces of cloth connected by string) or paper with scriptures written on them. The paper longda are thrown in the air, while the cloth ones flutter in the wind or by rivers. The idea of both the longda and the longer guoda is that the wind or water will set the prayers free.Prayer FlagsReligious banners or “guoda” in local Tibetan, for different purposes, vary in length from a few to dozens of metres. These are blue, white, red, green and yellow each representing the sky, clouds, life, the natural world (plants, trees, grass) and soil according the five element theory.
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Welcome to Jiuzhai Valley

More than just spectacular scenery, Jiuzhai Valley National Park is home to nine Tibetan villages, over 220 bird species as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, the Sichuan takin and numerous orchids and rhododendrons.

Jiuzhai Valley is locally known as Jiuzhaigou (Chinese for “Nine Village Valley”). It is a national park located in the Min Shan mountain range, Northern Sichuan in South Western China. It is best known for its fabled blue and green lakes, spectacular waterfalls, narrow conic karst land forms and its unique wildlife. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992; the park joined the Man and Biosphere Conservation Network in 1997 and has also received IUCN and ISO 14,001 accreditations.

It is China’s premier national park and is located at elevations ranging between 1,990m (6,529 feet) to 4,764m (15,630 feet) above sea level. Located on the edge of the Tibetan Himalayan Plateau in Northern Sichuan Province it is easily accessible by direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing and Hangzhou. Jiuzhai Valley provides spectacular scenery throughout the year making it one of China’s most treasured scenic sites.

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More About Jiuzhai

  • image The Five Flower Lake (Wu Hua Hai) is regarded as one of the wonders of Jiuzhai Valley due to its breathtaking ... Read More

    Five Flower lake

  • image The nine Tibetan Villages of Jiuzhai Valley are He Ye, Jian Pan, Ya Na, Pan Ya, Guo Du, Ze Cha Wa, Hei Jiao... Read More

    History, culture and Religion

  • image Forests cover more than half of the scenic area and much of the area not covered is above the tree line. Read More

    forest

  • image Jiuzhai Valley is home to many Chinese endemic species, many of which can also be seen further west across the Himalayas. Read More

    Bird

  • image The main attraction of the “Winter Wonderland” scenery is the magnificent, frozen waterfalls... Read More

    Frozen Waterfalls

  • image Winter in Jiuzhai Valley is described as a “Winter Fairyland”. Although this may sound like something you would read in a child’s fairy tale book... Read More

    Winter Fairyland

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Park Information

  • The Pandas are Back! +

    On Monday, June 25, staff from our environmental Read More
  • Road from Chengdu to Jiuzhai Valley. +

    The new "tunneltastic" road from chengdu (as described Read More
  • Jiuzhai Valley Blogs in the New York Times. +

    The below blogs give an insight into some Read More
  • Weather update. +

    Jiuzhai Valley National Park has experienced no affects Read More
  • World Environment Day 2010 +

    On the 5th of June we celebrated World Read More
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