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Monday, 13 June 2011


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Located in the north of Sichuan region, Jiuzhaigou County (formerly known as Nanping County until being renamed in 1998) is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous region. Since the opening of the Jiuzhaigou Valley attractive and Historic Interest Area in 1984, visitors have flocked to the region year by year, and the wealthy tourist industry now accounts for a large proportion of local revenue.

Lying on the highest tableland in the world between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Jiuzhaigou Valley covers altitudes ranging from 2,000 meters (656,168 feet) to about 4,300 meters (14,107,612 feet). With its large number of lake groups, waterfalls and rich variety of endangered plants and fauna, Jiuzhaigou was awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997 and was also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. The reserve has received a string of other titles including that of a National Geological Park, a AAAA Class Scenic Spot in China and a Green Globe 21.


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