Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve is located in the surroundings areas of two of China’s rare creatures – the Giant Panda and the Golden Monkey.
The hiking trails of Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve starts from north of Sparkling Lake and runs along the eastern edge of the river as far as Shuzheng Stockade, which cross back from water-powered prayer wheels.
South from this point passes Promising Bright Bay Waterfall. The road will be divided into two from here giving you an option to go to the eastern road which will lead you to the Long Lake and Five colored pool and the western road which takes you to Swan Lake.
If you are bit tired, then you should take the Western route. Western route has a number of scattered sights and quiet forest trail leading from Mirror Lake to Panda Lake. Continue to Panda Lake and say goodbye to the heavy traffic.
But if you want to take the Eastern route than you should take the bus because of the narrow path, but the two lakes at the far end is worth a visit.