• Take warm clothes for cooler temperatures in the morning and evening. • Major residents in the region are the Tibetan and Qiang people. As outsiders, tourists should respect Tibetan customs and taboos. • Various types of handcrafts are the most featured
Stretching over 72,000 hectares in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou Valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 meters. It preserves a series of important forest ecosystems including old-growth forests which provide an important habitat for numerous plants and animals. Some 140 bird species inhabit the valley, as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda and the Sichuan takin.
Jiuzhaigou contains all the elements necessary to demonstrate and protect its natural beauty, and is surrounded by buffer zones. Although the site was partially degraded by previous forestry activities, it is recovering through tree planting and strict management which includes protecting water quality, air quality and forests.