Jiuzhaigou Valley is one of China’s best-known tourist attraction on account of its beautiful landscape of mountain and water. Jiuzhaigou Valley means “Valley of nine villages”, derived from 9 ancient Tibetan villages, hence the name. It locates on the north Sichuan Province of the southwestern China. The valley is covered with old-growth forest dotted with 108 lakes. The main scenic area stretch about 80 kilometers in the form of a letter “Y” composing of three valleys Shuzheng, Rize and Zechawa which provide the enchanting view of waterfall, mountains and lakes. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jiuzhaigou Valley attracts many tourists at home and abroad every year because of its dreamlike scenery. Travelling to Jiuzhaigou will be an enjoyable lifetime experience.
With its outstanding natural view, Jiuzhaigou can be considered as a fairyland on the earth. Owing to its waterscapes formed by combining with waterfalls, rivers, shoals and 108 colorful lakes, Jiuzhaigou is inundated with tourists every year. Besides its natural beauty , visitors are also encouraged to have a Jiuzhaigou tour by the unique Tibetan buildings and customs.
Jiuzhaigou attraction page lists you the most popular places to visit in Jiuzhaigou and you can also choose one of our Jiuzhaigou tour packages to enjoy the natural beauty.
Jiuzhaigou mainly shelters Tibetan people so that the language,costumes and customs here have its own distinctive feature. According to historical document, the ancestor of Tibetan people in Jiuzhaigou was derived from valiant Tibetan tribe who once present-day Maqu County of Gansu Province. In the early Tang Dynasty(618AD-907AD), Sontzen Gampo led this strong tribe to conquer Songzhou of Sichuan Province. After that, some people of this tribe were left at Songzhou(present-day Jiuzhaigou). The religion here is Tibetan Buddhism which based on the Bon religion and Buddhism. Some typical customs and taboos will be introduced in the following paragraphs.
Tourists can not only enjoy the breathtaking scenery, but also have a taste of local traditional Tibetan food in Tibetan villages in Jiuzhaigou Valley. The notable food or snacks here include: milk products, wines (brewed from highland barleys), Yak meat, Zanba, and so on.
By comparison with Hong Kong, Jiuzhaigou is not shopping paradise but you can buy some popular local items such as Chinese medical herbs, Tibetan handicrafts, Thangka, etc. Tibetan knives are very famous in China, but it is not allowed to consign in the airport. By the way, bargaining seems to become a custom in China, so that you should bargain when you shop in Jiuzhaigou.