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"Paradise in China" Jiuzhaigou Things to Do Tip by aukahkay

Jiuzhaigou Things to Do: 101 reviews and 313 photos

  Seven colour Lake
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  • Seven colour Lake - Jiuzhaigou
      Seven colour Lake
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  • Tiger Lake - Jiuzhaigou
      Tiger Lake
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  • Dissolved minerals add colour to this lake - Jiuzhaigou
      Dissolved minerals add colour to this lake
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  • Nuorilang Falls - Jiuzhaigou
      Nuorilang Falls
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  • Rural Sichuan scene - on the way up to Jiuzhaigou - Jiuzhaigou
      Rural Sichuan scene - on the way up to Jiuzhaigou
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Jiuzhaigou means `Nine-Villages Valley', home to nine Tibetan villages. The place is dotted with more than 100 gorgeous lakes, which differ from others by having a high concentration of calcium carbonate, so that the lakebeds and embankments are all covered with crystals. The water is so clear that the bottom is visible despite depths of several dozen meters. Waterfalls are the essence of the scenery in Jiuzhaigou. They are created between lakes on different levels with water flowing down the cliffs.
Jiuzhaigou was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1992.

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  • Written Jan 18, 2006
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