China Jiuzhaigou National Park Travel

Jiuzhaigou National Park

If the name of this park sounds familiar to you, it might be because it was in the news recently. A devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Jiuzhaigou area just weeks after I visited the park. On August 8th, at least 20 people were killed, and over 430 were injured in the earthquake. Looking through photos of the damage is unreal. I was walking down those streets just last month. Now they’re rubble. The beautiful blue waters we saw at the park are slowly draining away and what’s left is just a cloudy mixture that will surely be gone soon. (Click here to see before and after photos.) It’s truly heartbreaking and I feel so terrible for the families of those who were lost, and for everyone who was injured. I’m still in shock.

I’m grateful I was able to witness the beauty of this park before the earthquake, but I’m sad thinking it may never be as gorgeous as it once was.

Here are some photos I took during my visit. <3

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We love you, Jiuzhaigou. Please keep China, Jiuzhaigou, and everyone affected by the earthquake in your thoughts and prayers. <3

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Fiona
    August 16, 2017 at 1:13 AM

    wow, so beautiful and so sad at the same time, those before and after photos gave me the chills!

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    Marina
    August 16, 2017 at 6:16 AM

    That is so sad. I’m glad you weren’t there when it happened, but my heart goes out to the families of those who were lost. :(

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    Kay
    August 16, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Such beautiful photos. What a tragedy about the lives lost.

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    Kelly
    August 17, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Thoughts and prayers to those affected by this terrible tragedy. It’s probably surreal for you that you were literally just there before such devastation. I still hope to visit Jiuzhaigou one day, but it’s definitely sad to think that it may not be restored back to its original beauty after this.

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      amandaaude@gmail.com
      August 17, 2017 at 11:19 AM

      I’m really curious to know what’s going to happen, a year or even five years from now. I think about all those people who had shops and restaurants there, too. I wonder what they’ll do. It’s just so sad. :(

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    David
    August 23, 2017 at 12:37 AM

    Love the green scenery, very beautiful.

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