I visited Jiuzhaigou twice. It is one of the most
beautiful scenic parks in China, especially for admiring
mountain lakes and falls. The amazing colors of Jiuzhaigou's
lakes and pools are indeed very unique.
“From form to form, beauty to
beauty, ever changing, never resting, all are speeding
on with love's enthusiasm, singing with the stars the
eternal song of creation.”
-- John Muir, <My Frist Summer
in the Sierra>
Nature has gathered here her favorite selections
from crystal clear, turquoise and deep green to the seasonal
colors of the luxuriant surrounding vegetation.
dancing, rejoicing streams, cascades and falls are beating
their way with restless energy through meadows, bushes, trees,
rocks without any appreciable channel from the upper lakes to
the lower lakes. Trees form beautiful fringes to the lakes.
Jiuzhaigou was inscribed in
World Heritage Sites in
1992. See a detailed report from
WCMC (World Conservations Monitoring Centre): detailed
Information on altitude, physical feature,
vegetation, fauna, climate and so on.
would not recomend Jiuzhaigou for those backpackers who
have never visited China before.
| An enchanting trek. |
A raised plank
path, built in 2001, makes it possible to trek from Arrow
Bamboo Lake in Rezegou Gully to the park's gate. If you know
how to avoid the crowd, this may be the only way left for
individual travelers to enjoy the park. Two-third of the path
is still quiet and extremely pleasant which makes the
expensive entrance ticket worthwhile.
Detailed maps and
introduction, nice photos in
to visit: Best time to visit is in
autumn between late October and early November. The change in
colors of tree leaves during this season is truly