Tourists are subject to administrative penalties for stepping on water with bare feet. What is so special about the water in Jiuzhaigou?

Cover reporter Yang Jinzhu

In the hot summer, many tourists come to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot in Sichuan to escape the summer. However, a piece of news recently aroused heated discussions among netizens across the country. A tourist broke the news on a social platform, saying that in the Jiuzhaigou scenic area, several aunties took off their shoes and went into the water to punch in and take pictures, and they had a lot of fun.

On August 9, the reporter found relevant videos on a social platform. In the video, several tourists tread water on the beach with bare feet. Several people danced in the water, took pictures and punched cards, while other tourists stood by the water to visit. The video was posted, and many netizens left comments criticizing the behavior. Some netizens said: “I have seen this phenomenon in Huanglong and other places. Some parents let their children stand in the pool to take pictures.” Some netizens believe that this phenomenon is too uncivilized and should be punished more severely.

The relevant person in charge of the Jiuzhaigou Administration told the cover reporter that they had noticed this matter and dealt with it. At present, Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot has responded to the incident on social platforms. According to Article 46 of the “Regulations on Scenic Spots of Aba Prefecture Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture”, administrative punishments are imposed on them in accordance with the law. The four parties made a public apology in the form of a written apology letter. At the same time, Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot will advocate civilized tourism for tourists in multiple directions and angles, and bring better tourism experience to the majority of tourists with a better tourism environment and humanized scenic spot management services.

The reporter noticed that while criticizing the uncivilized behavior of tourists, many netizens also raised questions: they all said that Jiuzhaigou did not look at the water when they returned. Why can’t we tread water in Jiuzhaigou? What’s so special about the water here?

Jiuzhaigou scenic spot according to the scenic spot

Water is the soul of Jiuzhaigou, the water here is clear and agile, Soft and beautiful, and the serene mountains and forests constitute a beautiful picture. According to the data, the Jiuzhaigou area is rich in limestone, and the travertine landscape spreads over several valleys. Because the water is rich in calcium ions, the water flow is slow, so after years of sedimentation, the water gradually forms different shapes of sediments. The deposition rate of travertine is at most a few millimeters per year, which cannot bear the weight of an adult. Once damaged, it is almost impossible to repair it naturally.

In 2017, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred in Jiuzhaigou County, causing serious damage to roads, houses and landscapes in the scenic area. Among them, Huohuohai burst its embankment in the earthquake, forming a breach of 40 meters in length, 12 meters in width and 15 meters in height, and the lake landscape disappeared. At the same time, the travertine at the bottom of the lake collapsed, weathered, desertified, and blackened, with serious degradation. After that, Jiuzhaigou entered a long restoration period.

It is reported that in the restoration work of Jiuzhaigou, guided by the principle of “mainly natural restoration, supplemented by manual intervention”, the restoration work with glutinous rice mortar, earthquake-damaged travertine, collapsed rocks, etc. as the main raw materials has been formulated. The restoration technology plan has been positively affirmed by the UNESCO World Heritage Center and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

In an interview, the relevant person in charge of the Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences said in an interview that in order to maintain the “Jiuzhai Blue”, the main restoration approach formulated is to restore the forest’s ability to conserve water sources and maintain the lake through vegetation restoration on the shore. the hydrological cycle. “The water in Jiuzhaigou is a calcified landscape, and the calcification process in the water must have carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide comes from the undercurrent on the shore, and the concentration of carbon dioxide must be maintained in the undercurrent to maintain calcification.” In addition, it is necessary to maintain a normal water environment, strengthen Monitoring of hydrology and water environment.

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