A world natural heritage and a national AAAAA scenic zone, Jiuzhaigou Vally is located in Jiuzhaigou Country of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, with an elevation of 2,000 to 4,300 m. The scenic zone is characterized by alpine lakes and waterfalls, integrating lakes, waterfall, shals,brooks, snow-crapped peaks, forests and Tibetan customes, Thanks to its unique primitive natural beauty, changeable scenery in the four seasons, and abundant animal and plant resources, Jiuzhaigou is known as the "paradise on earth" and "world of fairy tales".
The primitive and picturesque scenic spots of Jiuzhaigou are mainly distributed along Shuchin Gully from the entrance to Norinam and two branch gullies (Chawa and Rize gullies). The "Y"-shaped section cobers an area of 720 sq km. The scenic zone contains 118 alpine lakes, 17 waterfall groups, many travertine shoals and various kinds of precious and rare animals and plants. The famous tourist attractions in Jiuzhaigou include the Sword Hanging Waterfall, Fragrant Grass Lake, Swan Lake, Sword Bamboo Lake, Panda Lake, High Waterfall, Five Flower Lake, Pearl Shoal Waterfall, Mirror Lake, Norinam Waterfall, Rhinoceros Lake, Shuzheng Waterfall and Shuzhengqun Lake, Jiuzhaigou Valley is open to tourists all the year round, and autumn is the best season for tourists to visit Jiuzhaigou.