Amidst the spectacular natural wonders of the world, the Jiuzhaigou Valley in China is one that certainly makes the top ten lists of places to see in the world. Located in Nanping Country to the north of Chendgu City, this natural wonderland is bound to drive tourists wild with its sheer beauty.
Being named after the nine Tibetan villages along the length of the valley, this aesthetically pleasing destination has been named by the UNESCO a World Heritage Site as well as a World Biosphere Reserve due to its diverse forest ecosystems, as well as the existence of several endangered animals and plants within the lush forests. After initially suffering from heavy logging and other forestry activities, the reserve is now a National Nature Reserve that is carefully protected and monitored while steps have been taken to reduce the human population and prevent any agricultural activities within. For vacationers keen on exploring Jiuzhaigou while enjoying luxurious accommodation in Chengdu, there are many star class resorts and hotels such as the Somerset Riverview Chengdu that provides superior comforts and acts as a great place to recover from a day of overwhelming exploration.
The valley consist of numerous attractions awaiting exploration such as the crystal clear lakes and numerous mineral-rich water bodies that are tinted a mesmerizing array of green, blue and purple, graceful sloping waterfalls, limestone terraces vibrant green forests, and snowcapped mountains that demonstrate the distinct and varied natural attractions within this single valley. With the peak season for tourists ranging between Aprils to November, visitors can also pay a visit to the seven populated villages of the nine and explore the various handcrafts, local cuisine, and practices of the inhabitants.
Being used to man-made attractions, monuments and concrete wonders, the Jiuzhaigou Valley is a place where any modern man would be humbled at the display of the majesty of Mother Nature.
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