Jiuzhaigou Valley China

Located in the north of Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou County (formerly Nanping County) is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. Jiuzhaigou lies at the southern end of the Minshan mountain range, 330 km north of the provincial capital of Chengdu. It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls and colorful lakes, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It belongs to the category V (Protected Landscape) in the IUCN system of protected area categorization.

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