Jiuzhaigou National Park: Nuorilang Falls; Sichuan province, China

Nuorilang Falls (Nuòrìlǎng Pùbù) is located near where the Rize Valley meets the Zechawa Valley, in Jiuzhaigou. It is basically the epicenter of Jiuzchaigou. The two valleys serve as the main thoroughfares of Jiuzhaigou. If you're going to visit Jiuzhaigou, I recommend hiking the Rize Valley, the more scenic of the two valleys, first, followed by the Zechawa Valley, which rises to a higher elevation but lacks the variety of the Rize Valley. Whichever you choose first, when you reach the bottom of that valley, you'll reach Nuorilang Falls, at which point you can take a bus to the summit of the other valley, and walk back down again. Expect to spend all day hiking Jiuzhaigou, and, if you've got the time, you could easily spend two days hiking the park.

Nuorilang Falls; Jiuzhaigou, China.

Nuorilang Falls; Jiuzhaigou, China.

Nuorilang Falls; Jiuzhaigou, China.