About Jiuzhaigou Travel

Introduction:Located in the north of Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou County (previously known as Nanping County until being renamed in 1998) is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. Si..

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Jiuzhaigou Introduction

Located in the north of Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou County (previously known as Nanping County until being renamed in 1998) is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. Since the opening of the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area in 1984, visitors have flocked to the region year by year, and the prosperous tourist industry now accounts for a large proportion of local revenue.
Lying o­n the highest tableland in the world between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Jiuzhaigou Valley covers altitudes ranging from 2,000 meters (656,168 feet) to about 4,300 meters (14,107,612 feet). With its large number of lake groups, waterfalls and rich variety of endangered plants and fauna, Jiuzhaigou was awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997 and was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. The reserve has received a string of other titles including that of a National Geological Park, a AAAA Class Scenic Spot in China and a Green Globe 21.
With some of the most beautiful and inspiring scenery o­n earth and some of the reserves scenic spots considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang people, it is no wonder a number of mysterious legends surround the wonderful landscape of Jiuzhaigou. Many people are drawn to the area for these reasons, and with the park open all year round the authorities have ensured that the fragile environment is sufficiently protected with a range of comprehensive tourist facilities.
In previous years it had been difficult for visitors to get to Jiuzhaigou due to its isolated location, however this is no longer a concern due to the construction of the Jiuzhaigou Ring Way which links the reserve with Chengdu and the Jiuhuang Airport, and has made gaining access to the park a great deal easier. Today most visitors transfer at Chengdu o­nto long-distance buses or flights going to Jiuzhaigou. The route o­n the ring way passes through a number of attractions and is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, providing many a distraction for anyone making the journey. The route offers opportunities to enjoy the great Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, the beautiful Mt.Siguniangshan (Four Maiden's Mountain) Scenic Area and another of the world's most naturally stunning locations - the Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area.
Historically, Jiuzhaigou has been home to small population of Tibetan and Qing people, and provides a good opportunity to get to know more about the locals' unique life and culture. The highlight of any trip to these areas are special performances laid o­n by the Tibetan and Qiang people which are also a popular form of nightlife in Jiuzhaigou. Moreover, trying some of the typical local foods and picking up a number of the reasonably-priced, locally-produced goods of the Tibetan and Qiang groups are something of a must o­n your trip.
Jiuzhaigou has been blessed with some of the most captivating landscapes o­n earth and words simply do not do it justice, and so you are encouraged to visit at the earliest opportunity.

Jiuzhaigou Traffic

By long-distance bus
Although it takes a great deal longer to get to Jiuzhaigou by bus, it remains the most popular means of transport among visitors due to the reasonable price of tickets. Today you can take long-distance buses going directly to Jiuzhaigou from both Chengdu and Mianyang cities. A recently opened ring line operates between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Area, covering a distance of about 913 kilometers (567 miles). It is an important tourist route in Sichuan Province. Consisting of the East Line and the West Line, these wide and smooth expressways have reduced the journey time to Jiuzhaigou Valley to just 9 to 10 hours. Local government management ensures that the highway can be used all year round, and even in the event of a landslide (a common occurrence during the summer rainy season), a normal service is usually resumed within just a few hours.
The East Line runs for about 520 kilometers (323 miles), passing through the cities of Guanghan, Deyang, Mianyang and Jiangyou, as well as Pingwu and Jiuzhaigou counties. Along this route it is also possible to enjoy a great number of beautiful and well preserved natural sceneries, and is the first choice for those visitors wanting to experience natural China at its magical best.
The West Line which runs along the Min River is the most popular route for long-distance buses. Passing Dujiangyan City, Wenchuan, Mao, Songpan counties and Chuanzhusi Town, the West Line also takes in a number of local tourist attractions. Not o­nly does the route offer the chance to catch the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, Mt. Siguniangshan, Munigou Valley and Huanglong Scenic and Historic Area, but also the opportunity to witness the traditional culture of the Tibetan and Qiang people.
From Chengdu, there are two bus stations with routes to Jiuzhaigou. The first is the Chengdu Tourist Transportation and Service Center (also known as the New South Gate Bus Station), and is located at No.57 Linjiang Road of Chengdu City. Bus numbers 6, 8, 13, 28, 35, 43, 48, 49, 55, 76, 82, 110 and 301 all stop at the station. Two buses depart at 8:00 am daily to Jiuzhaigou Valley. The cost of tickets is CNY108 or CNY121 per person, depending o­n the grade of the bus.
The other bus station is the Chadianzi Bus Station, situated within the Second Ring Road of Chengdu City. Four long-distance buses depart from here each day to Jiuzhaigou Valley, leaving at 7:20, 8:00, 9:20 and 16:00. Tickets cost CNY77 per person. The station also runs a special tourist line that departs at 8:40 am daily. Tickets for this journey are priced at CNY91.
By taxi
Most of the hotels and restaurants that have opened around Jiuzhaigou Valley are still a fair distance from the entrance gate, and taking a taxi is the most convenient way for you to get there. The start-rate fare of the taxis is CNY5, with a surcharge fare of CNY1.4 per additional kilometer (0.62 miles). The area around Jiuzhaigou Valley is similar to that of a small town and most places can be reached by taxi for less than CNY10.

Jiuzhaigou Festivals

Tibetan New Year is the most important festival in Tibet. It is an occasion when Tibetan families reunite and expect that the coming year will be a better o­ne. Known as Losar, the festival starts from the first to the third day of the first Tibetan month. Preparations for the festive event are manifested by special offerings to family shrine deities, painted doors with religious symbols, and other painstaking jobs done to prepare for the event. Tibetans eat Guthuk (barley crumb food with filling) o­n New Year's Eve with their families. Eating Guthuk is fun since the barley crumbs are stuffed with a different filling to fool someone in the family. The Festival of Banishing Evil Sprits is observed after dinner. Signs that the New Year is approaching when o­ne sees lit torches, and people running and yelling to get rid of evil spirits from their houses. Before dawn o­n New Year's Day, housewives get their first buckets of water for their homes and prepare breakfast. After breakfast, people dress up to go to monasteries and offer their prayers. People visit their neighborhoods and exchange their Tashi Delek blessings in the first two days. Feast is the theme during the occasion. o­n the third day, old prayer flags are replaced with new o­nes. Other folk activities may be held in some areas to celebrate the events

The Butter Lamp Festival, Chunga Choepa in Tibetan, falls o­n the fifteenth day of the first Tibetan month. The event was also established by Tsong Khapa to celebrate the victory of Sakyamuni against heretics in a religious debate. Giant butter and Tsampa sculptures varying in forms of auspicious symbols and figures are displayed o­n Barkhor. People keep singing and dancing throughout the festive night.
On the fifteenth day of the fourth Tibetan month is Saka Dawa Festival. The day is believed to be the time when Sakyamuni was born; stepped into Buddhahood, and attained nirvana. Tibetans believe that a merit is an accumulation of a myriad of merits from previous days, months or years. People refrain from killing animals by liberating them and abstain from eating meats. Sutra chanting, prayer turning, Cham dancing and other religious activities dominate the occasion. Offering sacrifices to the female deity enshrined in the temple o­n the islet of the Dragon King Pond, boating in the pond and picnicking add more to the festive mood.
Universal Prayers Festival (Zamling Chisang in Tibetan) falls o­n the fifteenth day of the fifth Tibetan month. The event commemorates Padmasambhava's subjugation of evil spirits. People go to the monasteries to burn juniper branches.
Harvest Festival (Ongkor in Tibetan) is celebrated when crops ripen, usually around August. The festival is observed o­nly in farming villages. People walk around their fields to thank the gods and deities for a good year's harvest. Singing, dancing, and horseracing are indispensable folk activities.

Jiuzhaigou Service Telephones

Water search and rescue dedicated telephone 12395
Consumer complaint hotline, 12315
The quality of goods complaints hotline, 12365
Prices complaints TEL: 12,358
Chengdu City Tourism Bureau complaints 86622065
Taxi complaints 86636630
Sichuan Tourism enforcement Corps 86654780
Sichuan Provincial Tourism Bureau :028-86657308
Jiuzhaigou Tourism Bureau :0837-7732483
Jiuzhaigou Goukou bus  Station Tel 0837-7739900
Jiuzhaigou Chinese medicine hospitals (yongle town ,Jiuzhaigou county) :0837-7732241

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