Multi-color Lake (elevation 2,995 meters) covers an area of 5,645 square meters, with a depth of 6.6 meters. It is situated below Long Lake and deeply hidden among the highly elevated forests.
Multi-colour Lake, the quintessence of the whole Jiuzhaigou, is full of aquatic biological species, such as sponges, algae, and ferns. In addition, there are many herb-like reeds and plants growing in the pond. Because different plants in the pond contain different levels of chlorophyll, they present different colours in the water, with a high consistency of calcium carbonate. The pond is an exquisite patchwork of different colours; light green, milky white, bright yellow and pale blue. Visitors can experience a splendid view of this amazing scenic phenomenon.
The Mirror Lake is situated at 2,386 meters' altitude in the main valley of the Jiuzhaigou Valley. It has an average width of 105 meters, an average length of 1,050 meters and an acreage of about 110,000 square meters. The Mirror Haizi is formed by the landslide substances that block the valley. After being calcified, substances that blocked the Haizi formed a large platform, on which calcified mounds separate it into two smaller lakes.
In recent years, great amount of sand has been brought down into the Mirror Haizi from the Danzu valley. Because of the deposit of sand, the aquatic grass at the back of the Mirror Haizi is now growing toward its center gradually, which result the shrinking of the Haizi.
Your base for this attraction is the Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve. For travel information about Jiuzhaigou, go to Jiuzhaigou Travel Guide
Shuzheng Gully covers
It's a length of 13.8 kilometers. With about 40 lakes of varying sizes, Shuzheng Gully occupies about 40% of Jiuzhaigou land area. Shuzheng Lakes (Shuzheng Qun Hai) extend for about 5 kilometers, consisting of interconnected big and small lakes and cascades. The difference in elevation between the top and bottom is over 100 meters. Bushes and shrubs grow among the fast-flowing water, which is blue and clear. The lakes themselves cascades down the gully over travertine dykes, creating lovely spray and white foam over weeping willows, pines, cypresses and China firs.
Shuzheng Lakes are a continuation of Rhinoceros Lake and Tiger Lake. A wooden platform is available along the roadside so that visitors can admire the water. From Tiger Lake, the water leaps down the Shuzheng Waterfall, a beautiful multi-tiered fall that empties into Shuzheng Lakes.
The whole lake group is clearly leveled with blue water and green trees, making visitors wonder whether they have stepped into a world of fairy tales. A short distance above the lakes is the Shuzheng stockaded village. This Tibetan village - now consumed by commercialism - has preserved two primitive Tibetan stone mills and one wooden bridge over the lakes; they added a rustic charm to the landscape.