Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟

Overview

Chinese Name: 九寨沟

English Name: Jiuzhaigou;Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Location: Sichuan

Type: Ancient culture and art

Rating Level: AAAAA (5A)

Website: https://www.jiuzhai.com/

Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟
Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟

Brief Introduction

For thousands of years, Jiuzhaigou has been hidden in the mountains of the Northwest Plateau of Sichuan川西北高原, and human activities have become insignificant. The Tibetans in this area are almost isolated from the world and live a self-sufficient agricultural and pastoral life. Due to the high mountains and long roads, Jiuzhaigou has always been little known.

Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟
Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟

In 1975, a working group of the Ministry of agriculture, forestry, and Fisheries made a comprehensive investigation of Jiuzhaigou and concluded that “Jiuzhaigou is not only rich in precious animal and plant resources, but also a rare beautiful scenic spot in the world”.

Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟
Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟

Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve is the core and corridor of pandas a population in Min mountains岷山. It has a typical natural ecosystem and is one of the cores of national biodiversity protection. Rich in animal and plant resources, it has high ecological protection, scientific research, and aesthetic tourism value. Jiuzhaigou is a national geopark with geological relics calcified lakes, shoals, waterfalls, karst water systems, and forest ecosystems as the main protection objects, which have high scientific research value.

Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟
Jiuzhaigou 九寨沟

What are worth visiting and seeing?

Attractions

Reed Sea芦苇海 is a semi-marshy Lake in Jiu Zhai Gou, Aba Prefecture, Sichuan Province, with an altitude of 2140 meters and a total length of 2.2 kilometers. It is a semi-marshy lake.

Reeds in the sea of reeds, which dance with the wind, are the habitat of waterfowls. As the altitude has reached 2140 meters, the reeds here are not as tall as those at low altitudes. Strangely, there is an elegant water belt in the middle of the Reed Sea, winding through the Reed Sea, dividing the Reed Sea into two halves. This water has the luster and color of jade, so it is called the Yudai River玉带河.

Reed Sea芦苇海
Reed Sea芦苇海

Every reed enjoys the sunshine quietly, which makes it look so straight, so full of vitality, vigorous, and full of vitality. As far as the horizon is concerned, the sea breeze blows, undulating continuously, as spectacular as the sea. So we used to call it Reed Sea.

Jiuzhaigou in winter
Jiuzhaigou in winter

The Panda Sea 熊猫海 is 2587 meters above sea level, 14 meters deep, and covers an area of 90000 square meters. There are often panda activities here. The texture of the rock wall beside the lake is peculiar, which is reflected in the lake, and it forms an interesting contrast with the round white stone like a panda, which is naturally surrounded by several circles of black patterns under the water near the lake.

Panda Sea 熊猫海
Panda Sea 熊猫海

Panda sea is not far from the downhill of arrow bamboo sea. Pandas are regarded as mascots and are deeply loved by Tibetans in Jiuzhaigou. It is said that giant pandas in Jiuzhaigou like to wander here, drink water and look for food, so this lake is called the Panda Sea.

Long Sea 长海
Long Sea 长海

Long Sea长海 is the largest lake in Jiu Zhai Gou. The long sea bends along the mountains, and its head is hidden deep in the valleys with overlapping mountains. The continuous peaks at the end of the long sea are covered with snow all year round and silver makeup, with an altitude of more than 4000-5000 meters.

Long Sea 长海
Long Sea 长海

The altitude of Changhai is 3060 meters, the highest point is 4457 meters, and the area is about 2 million square meters. It is about 8 kilometers long and turns along the mountain. Its head is hidden deep in the valleys with overlapping mountains. Across from Haizi, there are snowy peaks, ice buckets, U-shaped valleys, and other typical glacier landscapes. The trees along the bank are luxuriant. At a glance, the water is like a mirror, towering snow peaks, bathed in the blue sky and white clouds, spectacular.

Geography

Jiu Zhai Gou National Nature Reserve is located in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in the southern section of Min Mountains in the northwest of Sichuan Province. More than 400 kilometers away from Chengdu, it is a large tributary at the source of Baishui River 白水江 in the upper reaches of Jialing River 嘉陵江 in the Yangtze River 长江 system. The total area is 65074.7 hectares.

Jiuzhaigou in Autumn
Jiuzhaigou in Autumn

Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve has a humid plateau climate. The spring temperature is relatively low and changes greatly. The average temperature is mostly between 9-18 ℃. There is frozen soil and residual snow before the weather in April; The temperature in Jiuzhai rises rapidly and steadily in summer. The average temperature is 19-22 ℃, and thin sweaters should be prepared on cooler nights; In autumn, the weather is cool and pleasant, and the temperature is mostly 7-18 ℃, with a large temperature difference between day and night, especially in late autumn after October. Frozen soil appeared after late October; It is colder in winter, and the temperature is mostly around 0 ℃.

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