Golden Dragon Harbour Hotel

Zhangzha Zhen, Jiuzhaigou County, Sichuan, 644000, China
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October 2009October 2009

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where to stay

by willdo

after searching many hours.Still can't decided what's the best place to stay.
do any one knows Xingyu int'l hotel.Jiulong hotel.Or Loctus.Recommended by ctrip.
how many days I need to spend in jiuzhaigou?3 full days including visit huanglong?
thanks for feedback.

Re: where to stay

by littlewing~

Hi, there

My recommendation is if staying at 4star hotel, then go Xingyu International hotel, if staying at a 5star, then choose Sheraton Hotel, and Sheraton is also my recommendation of a reliable accommodation in Jiuzhaigou for foreign travelers.

Normally a regular Jiuzhaigou tour lasts 3 days : Day1, arrive in Jiuzhaigou by flight, then head to visit Huanglong national park, afterwards drive to Juzhaigou for overnight. Day2-Jiuzhaigou whole day, Day 3 , Fly our~~

Hope this helps~

Re: where to stay

by tanya-bj

We stayed at the Jiuzhaigou Hyatt (not a *real* Hyatt). We were looking for a hotel that was walking distance to the entrance of the park, and this was the most economical one we found. The rooms were clean and neat, the staff friendly and helpful, and the walk to the park was short and beautiful.

Travel Tips for Jiuzhaigou

Explore waterfalls and lakes

by oskar_28

JiuZhaiGou (JZG) actually means a valley with nine tribal villages and it is a world heritage spot. It is accessible by road if you can tolerate a 12 hour bus journey and by air if you pay for the 45 minutes flight from Chengdu airport. The beauty of JZG is that it offers all the alpine scenery typical of the Swiss or the Canadian mountains but with enhanced colours due to its mineral rich waters in shallow cuscading pools. Whilst you can also have a flavour of Tibetan culture, most of the local population relies on tourism rather than farming for a living.

At the time of writing, JZG area just recovered from the earthquake near Chengdu so the road access was blocked due to landslide in May 2008. Access by air is via the HuangLong airport in the mountains using a breath-taking landing strip some 3000 m above sea level. Most tourists are on group tour but it is possible to use public transport to go up and down the valley. Typical journey time is about 2 hour between airport and JZG valley hotels. Flights are reduced from almost 30 per day in the warmer months to only about 5 per day during NOV15 to MAR15 when most high viewpoints are closed except for JZG valley itself.

Most people will have some form of altitude sickness when first arrived at the airport level so be prepared to move slowly if you spend first day in Hualong viewpoints. There is a series of blue cuscading pools near the approach to the ice cap mountains near Hualong. A cable car will take you up to the pool level but some uphill walk around is still necessary and will be demanding for people who get altitude sickness

JZG valley is at a lower altitude so there is less risk of altitude sickness or fatigue set in. However, the views are plentiful and one is in danger of getting eye-fatigue due to the many beautiful views (see photos). Apart from rolling hills and mountains covered with lovely tress which changes colour with the season, the pools in JZG have the famous blue hue due to minerals inherent in the ancient ponds. All the pools are named "sea's" as the locals have never seen the sea in this land locked province. You should plan at least one full day to enjoy all the key sights in JZG and longer if you want to appreciate it more.

Transportation within JZG park, a protected area, is by "green buses" which are maintained by the authorities in part sponsored via park entrance fees. these buses run on LPG so are non-polluting and you are free to hop on and off wherever there is dedicated bustop area comleting with toilet facilities. No private cars or buses are allowed in the park but you may charter a LPG bus to be used privately if you have own big group or somewhat disable visitors. Most of the viewpoints are not that wheel chair friendly as it involves going down steps and I did not see that many ramps around.

Hotels are plentiful in JZG area up and down the mountains. There is a huge variety ranging from very cheap and basic to the splendid JiuZhaiGou Paradise hotel. The people in JZG are now desperate for more tourists as numbers are really down since the May08 earthquake in Chengdu area. Only up-market visitors can afford to come in by plane so the park lost almost all the local visitors who come in by road normally. Warm tribal people and pretty scenery

Best season for visiting Jiuzhaigou

by neverstoptravel

Jiuzhaigou, renowned for its snow-capped mountains, colorful flowers and lakes, forests, waterfalls and tibetan villages.

It's suitable for visiting all year round,

Flowers Blossom in the spring,

Escaping from the heat of the summer,

Appreciating the ice waterfalls in the winter,

But autumn is the only season for tourists to view the variety of the color in the same time.

The best time to visit Jiuzhaigou valley is:

The last two weeks in October!

108 Lagos / 108 Lakes

by elpariente

Dicen las leyendas que hace mucho tiempo la deidad de la montaña llamado Dago sintió un flechazo por la diosa Semo, y él le regaló a la diosa un espejo que estaba hecho partir del viento y de nubes . Sin embargo, el diablo apareció y creó problemas a Semo. Sin querer , Semo rompió el espejo en 108 piezas, que cayeron a la tierra y se convirtieron en 108 coloridos lagos. El lago también lo llama Haizi la población local.

Legend says that long, long ago the deity of mountain named Dago had a crush on the goddess Semo, and he gave a mirror that was made from wind and cloud to the goddess. However, the devil appeared and made trouble to Semo. Inadvertently, Semo broke the mirror into 108 pieces, which fell down to the earth and then turned to 108 colorful lakes. The lake is also called Haizi by local people.

Oxygen tank is a must !!!

by kielorla

Warm clothing as the night will get very cold in the mountain. A good pair of hiking shoes as you have to walk alot to get to all the scenic areas Have to bring a spare camera and also lots of film as the place is very beautiful Oxygen tank is a must as it is a mountainous area, you may suffer from altitude sickness.


by akikonomu

Enroute to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu, the bus will make several pitstops at various villages. One of the more famous village is Maoxian which produces apples.

Besides getting that breather and stretching your legs, the friendly village children will hover around the van. You can also take the opportunity to snap good pictures of the rugged landscapes.


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