A look through the gem of the Chinese natural beauty crown Jiuzhaigou valley. From beautiful lakes, streams to the evergreen and mesmerizing waterfalls, this valley is indeed going to take anyone’s breath away. Sure to watch out for!
China is one of the world’s superpowers that is not only ahead in technology, power, defence and economy, but is also one of the most amazingly designed nations by nature itself. The beautiful Tibetan valleys, snow clad mountain ranges and the evergreen lush fields just add to the beauty this nation has to offer to its tourists. The Forbidden City, The Great Wall and many more wonders are situated here, prompting many airlines to introduce cheap flights to China in order to keep up with the rising number of tourists every year.
Apart from the tech wonders and the man built astounding pieces of architecture, there stands the beautiful Jiuzhaigou valley, which has been listed both as a World Heritage site and World Biosphere Reserve. The valley lies in the Nanping County of the Tibetan and Qiang Prefecture of Sichuan Province, at the foot of the famous Minshan Mountain. Colourful lakes and amazing waterfalls make this place the natural paradise, one of the best places to visit in China.
Pear Shoal Waterfall
One of the most amazing waterfalls and the major attraction of the Jiuzhaigou valley is the Pear Shoal Waterfall, which is located above Jinghai or the Mirror Sea and beneath Jilinghai or the Gold Bell Sea in Rizegou. With an altitude of approximately 2450 metres and a height of 21 metres, it is truly the most beautiful waterfall in the valley. With a great fall of almost 40 metres, the water falls down in the shape of a crescent, surging down to a thunderous sound of splashing water. Unarguably, Pearl Shoal is one of the most distinctive waterfalls in the whole of China.
The second in the list is Nuorilang Waterfall, which is located nearly at the end of the Shuzhenggou. The waterfall has an altitude of almost 2,365 meters and a height of 24.5 metres. It is indeed the widest waterfall in the whole nation, and is also credited with one of China’s largest calcium reserves. The name of this gigantic waterfall Nuorilang means magnificent and splendid in the local Tibetan language. With amazing surrounding beauty, the waters of this grand waterfall turn into beautiful rainbows under the shining light of the sun.
Third on the list of the incredible waterfalls in this valley is the Shuzheng Waterfall which is located above the Shuzheng Lakes, right beneath the Tiger Sea. The waterfall has an altitude of almost 2,295 metres and an astounding width of 72 metres at the bottom. The height of the waterfall is around 25 metres and it is blocked by a few trees in the regions of the upper lake. Due to the blockage, the water turns into streams of water that dash against some of the protruding rocks in the middle, finally exploding into millions of beautiful petal shaped droplets. When this waterfall is viewed from a distance, it almost looks like a huge water lily trying to burst its way into the open blue sky.
So if you are an appreciator of natural beauty or are an enthusiast who loves to explore the different aspects of nature, you got to include a visit to the incredible Jiuzhaigou Valley in your plan to make your holidays in China memorable and unforgettable.