Best of Jiuzhaigou National Park Attractions & Luxury Tours, China
Encounter Heaven on Earth at Jiuzhaigou National Park
Jiuzhaigou National Park in Sichuan Province is like Nature’s experimental pallet of colors with splashes of blue-jade lakes surrounded by sparkling crystal waterfalls cascading down white snow-peaked mountains which are clothed in forests of varying shades of green. The Jiuzhaigou area is definitely a rare gem of beauty which should be visited when on China tours.
Home to Qing and Tibetan peoples for thousands of years, this secluded patch of paradise was only discovered in 1972 when scientists who were tracking the migration of endangered Pandas followed them into the valley. Since being named a national park in 1982, Jiuzhaigou has been honored as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a World Biosphere Reserve, a Green Globe 21, a National Geological Park and an AAAA Class Scenic Spot.
Although Jiuzhaigou has mostly been a popular tourist destination for Chinese citizens, in recent years the rest of the world has started to come to value its breathtaking landscape and tranquil atmosphere. This is mainly due to its recent ease of accessibility via the Jiuzhaigou Ring Way, a massive highway connecting the Jiuzhaigou reserve with the Jiuhuang Airport at Chengdu.
Now, this fairyland of spectacular scenery and its wide variety of interesting flora and fauna make Jiuzhaigou National Park a treasured China tour destination. This wonderland is a place where you can catch glimpses of goat-like takins crossing the rocks and crags and golden monkeys gliding through the treetops while roaming through the remarkable views which the park has to offer.
Enjoy the exquisite beauty which surrounds Swan Lake, Panda Lake, Mirror Lake, Five Flower Lake, Pearl Shoal and Arrow Bamboo Lake located in the Rize Valley. You will discover the Seasonal Lakes, Long Lake and Five-Colored Pond in the Zechawa Gully. And, the Nuorilang Lakes, along with the impressive Nuorilang Falls, Reed Lake and Sleeping Dragon Lake all await you in the Shuzheng Valley.
Natural beauty isn’t the only thing you’ll enjoy in the Jiuzhaigou National Park. You can also experience the culture and everyday life of the Tibetan and Qing people who still call this beautiful area home. Taste locally prepared foods, pick up locally produced goods and catch intriguing performances at many of the Jiuzhaigou town night spots.
Special Culinary Experiences
Gesaeng in Jiuzhaigou – Partake of deliciously spiced Tibetan cuisine such as stir-fried yak, deep fried cha-siu mushrooms, or barbecued pork ribs, all served within a delightful atmosphere.
*Note: There are many family run restaurants in Jiuzhaigou which can be visited for incredible local dishes of mutton, yak, highland barley biscuits and more. Also delicious drinks to try are the butter tea and barley wine.
Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort – Perched like a sparkling emerald in the crown of nature’s glory, the Sheraton is a 5 star luxury hotel with Tibetan and Qing style architecture and set complimentarily within the area’s magnificent surrounding scenery. The resort includes a Disco and indoor pool, luxury spa, fitness facility, 4 restaurants and more. The White River Golden Monkey Reserve, as well as other area attractions, is located nearby.
Grand Jiuzhaigou Hotel – Created and trimmed in classical Tibetan design, this excellent hotel is a perfect choice for luxury Jiuzhaigou tours. Rooms overlook stunning mountain scenery and come equipped with all modern conveniences. The performance hall provides Tibetan dance performances and their restaurant serves authentic Tibetan, Sichuan and Cantonese dishes.
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