This week, let’s explore one of China’s mesmerising nature reserves – the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area.
Lose yourself in the lap of mother nature as you explore this beautiful heritage site known for its diverse ecosystems and waterfalls. Welcome to Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area!
A little about the site
A nature reserve and a national park located in the north of China’s Sinchuan province, Jiuzhaigou was declared a World Heritage Site in 1992 by UNESCO. In 1997, it obtained the status of a World Biosphere Reserve.
Jiuzhaigou literally translates to ‘Nine Village Valley’, named after the nine Tibetan villages that are a part of this nature reserve. Spread across an area of nearly 72,000 hectares, the Jiuzhaigou valley ranges in elevation from 2,000 to 4,500m. It is home to several multi-level waterfalls, lakes and snow-capped peaks.