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Jiuzhaigou is a nature reserve in northern Sichuan province of China. It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It has area 600 to 720 square kilometer.
Jiuzhaigou lies at the southern end of the Minshan mountain range, 330 kilometers 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. The valley covers at least 240 square kilometers, with some protection organizations giving the area as 600 to 720 square kilometers, with buffer zones covering an additional 400 to 600 square kilometers.
Jiuzhaigou takes its name from the nine Tibetan villages along its length. Few of them remain today, depending on classifies as a village inside the valley. The main agglomerations are Heye, Shuzheng and Zechawa along the main paths, plus Rexi and Heijiao in the smaller Zaru Gully. Maps also indicate villages named Jianpan, Panya and Guwa near the end of a small gully opposite Zaru.
Jiuzhaigou's landscape is made up of high-altitude karsts shaped by glacial, hydrological and tectonic activity. Jiuzhaigou's best-known feature is its dozens of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes. Jiuzhaigou is composed of three valleys arranged in a Y shape. Jiuzhaigou, compared to other high-traffic scenic spots in China, is notoriously difficult to access by land. Most tourists reach the valley by a 10 hour bus ride from Chengdu along the Minjiang River canyon, prone to frequent rockslides and mudslides that can add several hours to the trip.

It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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