Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and
Historic Interest Area
Inscribed :1992 Criteria: N (iii)

Justification for Inscription: 
Report of the 16th Session of the Committee

1998 State of Conservation Report

Brief description:
Stretching over 72,000 hectares in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou Valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 metres, therefore comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems. Its superb landscapes are specially 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.

Natural site datasheet from WCMC

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WHC Web: http://www.unesco.org/whc/sites/637.html