Jiuzhaigou (Jiuzhai Valley), or Jiuzhaigou National Park is a fairyland place in Sichuan Province, China. It is located on the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which is highly praised as a dreamlike paradise of a true gem of nature.
Jiuzhaigou National Park is famous for its ethnic minority communities, snow-capped mountains, splendid plunging waterfalls, crystal and colorful lake, dense and diverse vegetation, fantastic rare birds and animals and other stunning scenery.
Water is the spirit of Jiuzhai Valley. It just like the goddess breaks a mirror and the pieces fall to the earth, and then the sparkling crystal lakes are formed.
Despite the 7.0-magnitude earthquake last year, Jiuzhai Valley will gradually reopen this year after strenuous effort to fix the damage. Besides, it also brought some new scenery to tourists. For example, the crevasse Five-Flower Lake (Wuhuahai) meets the downstream Double Dragon Lake, and then a new giant waterfall has been formed at the site of the breach, which temporarily named as “The Double Dragon Waterfall”. The amount of water is greater than Rinuolang Waterfall and Pearl Shoal Waterfall, “The Double Dragon Waterfall” becomes the largest waterfall in Jiuzhaigou National Park.
What’s more, the sceneries of Jiuzhaigou vary according to seasons. You can see the views full of vigor and vitality in spring, or you can get acquainted with some of animal residents here in summer, enjoy the beautiful fall colors and fabled blue and green lakes in autumn, marvel at the magnificent frozen waterfalls with giant blue icicles in winter, particularly the Pearl Shoal and Nuorilang Waterfalls, of course, and the new largest Double Dragon Waterfall above-mentioned.
Although the post-earthquake reconstruction will be complete by 2020, and then all Jiuzhaigou attractions will meet with tourists from home and abroad. But now, Jiuzhaigou National Park is gradually prepared for visitors to explore. Some Jiuzhaigou scenic spots will reopen partially，including Zhangzha Town, a kilometer area on both sides of Yangdong to Zezhawagou Changhai Lake Sightseeing Platform and a kilometer area on both sides of Yangdong to Zharugou, guoduzhai this year and Five-Flower Lake (Wuhuahai) in 2019. “Admission fees are expected to be reduced and tickets need to be booked in advance.” According to Liu Zuoming, Party chief of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture.
If you want to catch a glimpse of the new attractions of reopened Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spots after earthquake, here are some useful Jiuzhaigou Travel Tips and recommended Jiuzhaigou Tours for you:
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