|UNESCO #637 - Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Area - CHINA|
Friday, January 03, 2014
Jiuzhaigou - CHINA - UNESCO #637
Another beautiful card sent by Xinyu from China - such wonderful natural landscapes you have there, this waterfall really looks awesome! And lucky you for having the chance of visiting this site and enjoying the view. Thank you so much for this card Xinyu (I remember you beeing very upset because of the error in the subtitle of the postcard ("one the biggest" instead of "one of the biggest"!) and afraid I wouldn't want the card - to be honest, with such a amazing photo, I don't care about that type error). 257 UNESCO WHS down, only 724 to go. This postcard took 41 days to arrive!
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.