Pearl Shoal (珍 珠滩) is a wide sloping area of active calcareous tufa deposition covered in a thin sheet of flowing water. I guess the name Pearl Shoal derived from the stream of water which ripples over the rocks which glister like white pearls. The stream of water empties into the famous Pearl Waterfalls. Some of the scenes of the tv drama series Journey to the West(西遊記) were filmed here. This is one of the beautiful site in Jiuzhaigou.
The Pearl Shoal Waterfall (珍珠滩瀑布) is one of the distinctive waterfalls in Jiuzhaigou. The stream of water surges down from the Pearl Shoal. The water will splash like millions of bouncing white pearls before going down to form the fantastic waterfalls of various shapes with thunderous sound.