It's winter! Take a look at Jiuzhaigou Valley

Updated:2011-11-09 19:55

(chinadaily.com.cn)


It is said that Jiuzhaigou Valley is most beautiful in autumn. November 8 marks the end of autumn and the beginning of winter (19th solar term). Praised as “paradise on earth”, Jiuzhaigou attracts thousands of tourists with its jade lakes, holy snow mountains and fiery-red maple leaves. The valley is a nature reserve and national park located in the Aba Tibetan Qiang autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan province.

Jiuzhaigou valley takes its name from nine Tibetan villages along its length. Photos taken by Xinhua.