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jiuzhaigou “valley of nine villages” @ north sichuan   Leave a comment

Jiuzhaigou National Park (九寨沟); literally “Valley of Nine Villages” is a nature reserve in the north of Sichuan, a province in south western China. It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It belongs to the category V (Protected Landscape) in the IUCN system of protected area categorization.

It lies at the southern end of the Minshan mountain range, 330 km north of the provincial capital of Chengdu. It is part of the Jiuzhaigou County (formerly Nanping County) in the Aba Tibetan Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of northwestern Sichuan province, near the Gansu border. Leg Joint Pain

Valley of Nine Villages

on the way from airport to the nine villages….weather was extremely cold as the ice capped surroundings were starting to melt away….making the groung slippery as well….

Jiuzhaigou National Park, Valley of Nine Villages

one of the waterfall site along the way…..

Sichuan

water is clean and clear to depth, wind is light, ice is melting and temperature is low….till minus 14 after sunset……

Sichuan

clear blue greenish water from these lakes…….

Sichuan

majestic waterfall within the park…….speedily melting away….

waterfall, Sichuan

looks like an ice sculpture…..from mother nature!!!

Sichuan

a village situated at the foot of a valley alongside the way to chengdu city.

Chengdu, Sichuan

local favourite hot and spicy noodle……

Fireworks

firecraking time………where every children and adults with a childish heart from singapore would love to get their hands on!

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Posted June 10, 2010 by D€r3k in Travel

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