The three Jiuzhaigou Valleys
Jiuzhaigou National Park is all about seeing the wonderful attractions. When you travel to Jiuzhaigou, you should not miss the charming photography places. The colors of its lakes, trees and mountains are breathtaking and defy adequate description. The altitude changes within the Jiuzhaigou National Park to create continual variations of flora, which give each lake and waterfall a unique quality. Jiuzhaigou Valley is made up with Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley and Zechawa Valley, arranged in a "Y" shape. Formed in large part by glacial avalanching, Jiuzhaigou Valley covers an area of 720 sq. km. (278 sq. mi.).
Shuzheng Valley -- As a main tourist route of Jiuzhaigou Valley, Shuzheng Valley is about 14 km. (8 mi.) in length with over 40 lakes, representing 40% of all the lakes in Jiuzhaigou National Park. When you travel to Jiuzhaigou, you should not miss the amazing attractions such as Nuorilang Waterfall, Double-Dragon Lake and Reed Lake in Shuzheng Valley. Nuorilang Waterfall, one of the defining symbols of the Jiuzhaigou National Park, will give you a wonderful landscape of the the broadest waterfall in Jiuzhaigou Valley, in fact the broadest highland waterfall in the whole of China.
Rize Valley -- This is another wonderful place to visit in Jiuzhaigou National Park. In Rize Valley, you can visit the waterfalls with the tallest drop, virgin forests reaching the sky and all in finest arrangements. Here, Peacock River, Five-Flower Lake and Panda Lake are recommended for you. Swan Lake, Arrow Bamboo Lake and Mirror Lake are also very popular for travelers. About 52% area of Jiuzhaigou Valley is covered by virgin forest and the forest at the top of Rize Valley is part of it. Seeing the luxuriantly green trees, walking on thick and soft lichens, smelling the fragrant and moist air and listening to the sound of wind and bird sing you will find that you are coming into a new isolated world.
Zechawa Valley -- This valley starts from Nuorilang Waterfall and ends at the Long Lake. Zechawa Valley is the longest valley in Jiuzhaigou National Park and has lots of amazing attractions to visit, including Seasonal Lakes, Five Colored Pool and Long Lake. When you travel to Jiuzhaigou Valley, you should not miss these photography places. The Seasonal Lakes is made up with Lower Seasonal Lake, Middle Seasonal Lake and Upper Seasonal Lake. All the lakes have plenty of blue water due to the ample rainfall in autumn and are at a low level of green color water in spring and winter. While in the early summer, the water dries up and turns into grassland as lots of grasses grow in the riverbeds.