Heaven on earth
What is heaven on earth? When asked, everyone may say a few different names. Such as India’s Kashmir. Since the Mughal emperor Jahangir called Kashmir a paradise, few people have known it for centuries. But there are many places in the world, many times more than Kashmir in terms of beauty. One such place is Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan Province of China. Only 50 km area of Jiuzhaigou Valley contains 17 beautiful fountains, 114 clear water lakes and beautiful colors of the forest. In our episode today, we will know that Jiuzhaigou Valley is one of the earth’s most important land.
Jiuzhaigou is one of the tallest regions in the world, a wonderful water kingdom. There is a saying among the Chinese. That is, if there is a heaven on earth, then that heaven is Jiuzhaigou. That is why these beautiful lakes have become one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. In the past this valley was at the bottom of the sea. At the time of the formation of the Himalayan Mountains, the soils of the foothills became the size of this mountain. This evidence is obtained from the fossils of marine organisms found at Jiuzhaigou’s altitude of 8000 feet.
This jiuzhaigou national park is just 720 sq km in size, a special part of the Min Mountains on the edge of the Tibetan plateau. The lakes here are located about 10,000 feet high, above sea level. Surrounded by it, are the colourful hill forests. With an area of just 50 km, the water in these lakes has dropped to 9000 feet. The lakes on this waterway make all the incredible waterfalls. Local Tibetans think that this flowing water is jiuzhaigou life. Even 40 years ago, the Chinese government had no idea that this magnificent valley lies in jiuzhaigou.
Natural beauty finding
Jiuzhaigou Valley is extremely inaccessible. Even from its nearest city, it takes 10 hours by bus. In the past, you could only go here by horseback, crossing the hill. But that context changed in the 1960s. When woodpeckers come to this area in search of wood. Then in 1975, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry sent people to survey wood and forestry. When they came to survey, they were fascinated by the beauty of the place. At the same time they realize that the valley is not only full of natural beauty, it is also a sanctuary of many wildlife.
There are 140 species of birds and many squirrels. Also found in Jiuzhaigou, China’s most valuable and extinct animal giant panda. Due to the inaccessible nature of this forest, these extinct animals still survive. About half of Jiuzhaigou’s territory is covered by ancient trees. Once the miscreants cut down these ancient trees, destroying forests. Then, in 1982, the Chinese government declared Jiuzhaigou a national park to preserve this natural area.
According to the local people of Jiuzhaigou believed that their creator had 9 daughters, beautiful, intelligent and brave. They come to visit this mountainous area, and a snake is poisoning the area with its poison. Then these 9 sisters, defeat that snake. Then the 9 sisters fell in love with the area. And 9 local Tibetan men marry, start living in 9 separate villages across the valley. Since then, it’s named Jiuzhaigou. Jiuzhaigou means, in Chinese, the valley of 9 villages. At present, seven villages remain intact. And only 110 families live in these villages.
The residents of these villages are so isolated that they practice a particular Buddhist religion like their own. They even speak their own regional language. Since the place was opened for travel in 1984, thousands of tourists have visited here. By 2002, more than 1 million people went to see Jiuzhaigou. Currently, only 5,000 tourists are allowed to travel here every day. This inaccessible destination, in the past, has now become one of the most popular tourist destinations in China.
Jiuzhaigou Valley lake
About 500,000 years ago, a huge mountain collapsed, closing one of the Jiuzhaigou Valley. And that’s where the water builds up, a huge lake. The lake is about 7 kilometers in length and only 500 yards in width. Locals call it the Long Sea. Because its inhabitants live about 1500 km from the sea. They have never seen a larger reservoir. So to them this lake is the sea. Most of the lakes here are built, due to the earthquake caused by the collapse of the mountains. Some lakes are also rich in shallow, grassy and aquatic plants. The rest of the lakes are also decorated with strange colors. Due to the algae and sand underneath these waters, different colors of water can be noticed.
The locals gave the names of these lakes, all the names mentioned very highly. Such as Double Dragon Lakes, Shuzheng Lakes, Five-Color Pond, etc. In addition, most of the water bodies are named after the nymph of those lakes. Although there is an abundance of water in Jiuzhaigou, it is not available to fish in the water here. During the winter, all the water in the Himalayas is frozen and frozen. Only one species of fish can survive here this winter. They are Nude curf fish. The reason they are naked is that these fish have no photophores in their bodies.
Jiuzhaigou Valley waterfall
Through the limestone hills of Jiuzhaigou Valley, the flow of springs has descended through this rare natural beauty. This particular stream is called the waterfall forest. About 500 feet wide, the flow of water looks as if it was covered in pearl sheets of hills. In this water stream, about 212 varieties of aquatic plants, 410 varieties of moss and 203 varieties of fungi are grown. The biggest attraction of this picturesque valley is the world’s largest limestone waterfall. The width of the waterfall is more than 1000 feet and the height is about 65 feet.
Jiuzhaigou remained intact for so long, because of its long public isolation. But with the influx of millions of visitors currently, the beauty of Jiuzhaigou is threatening today. Another man-made wonder of China, the Great Wall of China, is becoming extinct day by day. One third of this wall is damaged by natural causes. And parts of the wall, a bunch of unscrupulous people, were stolen and sold commercially. To know about this great wall, you can read the article written by my great wall of china. I hope you will find many new things.