Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Stretching over 72,000 ha in the northern part of Sichuan
Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou valley reaches a height of more than
4,800 m, thus comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems. Its
superb landscapes are particularly interesting for their series of
narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls. Some 140 bird
species also inhabit the valley, as well as a number of endangered plant
and animal species, including the giant panda and the Sichuan takin.