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Jianyan Valley

Written by Kelly PangUpdated May. 28, 2021

Swan Lake

Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic

Swan Lake is a semi-marsh lake with an altitude of 2905 meters. In the broad lake, there grow kinds of plants: green grasses, wild flowers etc. A flow of clear water winds through the swamp. Swans and wild ducks pay their frequent calls here.

Jianyan Primitive Forest

To the south of Swan Lake, there is a lonely precipice standing erect, called Jianyan (Sword Cliff). It is over 500 meters high. Huge rocks are exposed to the air, for the steep slopes are hardly covered with any vegetation. The cliff was named after its sword-like outline.

South from Norilang Waterfall, Jiuzhaigou is divided into two parts. Extending toward the south is Zechawa Gully, with a length of about 17.8 kilometers. Walking along Zechawa Gully, you can enjoy scenic spots like Jijie Hai (Seasonal Lake), Wucai Chi (Five Color Pond), and you will end you journey at Chang Hai (Long Lake) with an altitude of 3100 meters.

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Panda Sea

With an altitude of 2587 meters, Panda Lake is 14 meters deep, with an area of 90,000 square meters. This is also the haunting place of giant pandas. The rocks on the bank have special veins. Down in the water, there is a white rock with several black veins, looking exactly like a giant panda.

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