Shuzheng Valley

Shuzheng Valley, the entrance of Jiuzhaigou, is the northern (main) branch of Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park. Over 40 lakes are spread over 14 km of the valley, making up about 40% of all the lakes in Jiuzhaigou. These lakes are just looked like mirrors which reflect the splendid scenery in this area.

The Tour Route of Shuzheng Valley is reputed as the epitome of Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park, with mystic and unpredictable independent lakes and lake clusters, as well as colorful beaches, century-old grinderies, wood bridges, and powerful waterfalls. Visitors are likely to reach a consensus that Jiuzhaigou is the best of Nature creation.

Water sightseeing begins with Feicui River (Emerald River) by the Heye (Lotus Leaf) Village, which is 7 km from the Entrance. And then, Bonsai Beach (Penjingtan), Double Dragon Lake (Shuanglonghai), Spark Lake (Huohuahai), Shunzheng Lake Clusters and Waterfall, and Nuorilang Waterfalls are coming to your eyes successively. You are sunken in fairyland. Going downhill from the intersection to the mouth of the valley, you’ll encounter the following sights:

Nuorilang Falls

Nuorilang Falls, at an altitude of 2,365 m, near the junction of the valleys, are 20 m high and 320 m wide. They are reportedly the widest highland waterfall in China, the widest travertine-topped waterfall in the world, and one of the symbols of Jiuzhaigou.

Nuorilang Lakes and Shuzheng Lakes

Nuorilang Lakes and Shuzheng Lakes are stepped series of respectively 18 and 19 ribbon lakes formed by the passage of glaciers, then naturally dammed. Some of them have their own folkloric names, such as the Rhinoceros, Unknown, and Tiger lakes.

Sleeping Dragon Lake

Sleeping Dragon Lake is one of the lower lakes in the area. With a depth of 20 m, it is notable for the clearly visible calcareous dyke running through it, whose shape has been compared to a dragon lying on the bottom. Like a flat and limpid sapphire, its tranquil water is appreciated by domestic and foreign tourists alike.

Reed Lake

Reed Lake is a 1375 m-long, reed-covered marsh with a clear turquoise brook (known as the "Jade Ribbon") zigzaging through it. The contrast is particularly striking in the autumn when the reeds turn golden yellow. The unique character of this lake is the blue water belt in the middle of reeds. The belt zigzags in the "sea of reed" and divide them into two parts. It is said that this water belt is derived from a belt of a goddess in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

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