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At an elevation of about 4800m, Jiuzhaigou Valley in Northern Sichuan is a nature reserve of exceptional natural beauty with spectacular jagged alpine mountains soaring above coniferous forest around a fairyland landscape of sapphire-and-emerald- tinted crystal clear waters, lakes, waterfalls, limestone terraces, caves and other beautiful features.

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The morning stillness reflects heaven and earth on this Arrow Lake, the Tibetan call this landscape magical, "Nowhere else under the sky can match Jiuzhaigou"


In an ancient love story, a Tibetan god gave a mirror polished by clouds and wind to a goddess, who dropped it. Shards scattered, forming Jiuzhaigou's 118 lakes and this is one of them....

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