Nuorilang Falls, Shuzheng Valley; Jiuzhaigou, China (Sichuan province)

Like the nearby Pearl Shoal Waterfall, Nuorilang Falls (诺日朗瀑布) is more than 1,000 feet wide. Nuorilang Falls, said to be perhaps the most recognizable symbol of Jiuzhaigou, is just slightly wider than Pearl Shoal Waterfall. I've read that Nuorilang Falls is the widest highland waterfall in China, and the widest travertine-topped waterfall in the world. I didn't know what that meant, so I researched it: Travertine is a limestome that is deposited by mineral springs, often hot springs.

Nuorilang is in the Shuzheng Valley of Jiuzhaigou, which itself is a valley. So many valleys.

When I arrived at Nuorilang, after hiking for maybe four hours, I came across a bride and groom taking wedding photos. For wedding photos, yes, Nuorilang is probably a better spot than Pearl Shoal, but to simply enjoy a powerful waterfall, and to feel its spray in your face, I'd recommend Pearl Shoal. Fortunately, they're within walking distance of each other, so it's easy to see both.