Jiuzhaigou is one of the places that is still untouched by the hustles and bustles of China. Located in the edge of the Tibetan plateau it stretches over 72,000 hectares. Lying in the pinnacle between the northern Sichuan and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, its elevation ranges between 2,000m and 4,500m. Tourists have been fleeting to Jiuzhaigou since the Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park was opened for tourism in 1984. Jiuzhaigou means a land of nine villages constituting to the fact that there a nine villages in the valley. Only seven out of them is populated by people.
Its straight-out-of-a-book fairy land like scenery is one of the main reasons why tourists visit Jiuzhaigou.