Nuorilang Waterfall, located in Sichuan province’s Jiuzhai Valley, recently took the top spot in an online poll for China’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls.
The 270-meter wide, 24.5 meter high Nuorilang Waterfall, at 2,365 meters, is an expansive travertine waterfall and the widest waterfall in China. Nuorilang means “male god” in Tibetan and symbolizes both majesty and sublimity. The waterfall freezes in winter, creating the rare phenomenon of blue ice under warm sunshine, making the waterfall an unusually distinctive stop among Jiuzhai Valley’s many attractions.Jiuzhai Valley is a year round travel destination. The colorful mountains and lakes, the varying vegetation as the seasons change as well as the distinctive Tibetan villages and folk customs give Jiuzhai Valley a unique style not seen elsewhere. In addition, meets all the standards for smart scenic areas with excellent transportation links, high-quality accommodations and eating establishments as well as complete support facilities, providing a convenient and immensely enjoyable traveling experience for visitors.
About Jiuzhai Valley:
Jiuzhai Valley is a well-known scenic spot in China, and its scenery is stunning all year round. The area’s dozens of snow-capped mountains and 114 lakes, each with their own individuality, express their unique array of colors and charm with each change of the seasons. “No other body of water will attract you after you have visited Jiuzhai Valley.”
Jiuzhai Valley is immensely rich in flora and fauna. The 300-square kilometer virgin forest is inhabited by rare and exotic animals including giant pandas and golden monkeys. As an area with rare geological and topographical features and biodiversity, Jiuzhai Valley has an unparalleled ecological significance and scientific value.
Since its opening in 1984, Jiuzhai Valley has been designated by the Chinese authorities as both a National Natural Protection Area and a National AAAAA Scenic Spot and by the respective international organizations as a World Natural Heritage site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve.