Located in the northwest of Wulingyuan, it is in the neighborhood of Suoxiyu Valley and Tianzi Mountain. It has an area of 72,000 acres, an average rainfall of 1200-1600mm, an average temperature of 16oC and a frost-free period of 240-300 days. It has a monsoon-influenced, four-season humid subtropical climate, with cool, often chilly, winters, and hot, humid summers. Monthly temperatures range from 4.7 °C (40.5 °F) in January to 28.6 °C (83.5 °F) in July.
♦ Climate Data Table for Zhangjiajie
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♦ Tips on Zhangjiejie Climate and Weather
► Best season to visit Zhangjiajie
It is difficult to say which is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie, its mountainous surroundings make it attractive in all seasons. The annual average temperature is 16.8 C (about 62 F), so the climate is always comfortable.
♦ In spring, all the flowers on mountains blossom and mountains are luxuriantly green.
♦ In summer the forests flourish and are strongly fragrant.
♦ Autumn is a romantic season and visitors who come to Zhangjiajie can appreciate a sense of poetry at this time.
♦ In the winter, visitors can marvel at the evergreen trees amongst the snowy landscape.
The true charm of Zhangjiajie lies in the beauty of its mountains. Regardless of the changing seasons, the area's mountains remain just as breathtaking.
♦ Pay Attention When Travel in Rainy Days
In the raining days, the mountains will be shrouded by the mist. It may cause poor visibility; it is not convenient for your sightseeing. On the other side, some people think that the mountains scenery is enhanced by the veil of mist, like a wonderland. Mountains in mist or not, it is up to you. By the way, the rugged road may be slippery in the raining days.
♦ Avoid Peak Holidays
Considering there may be lots of tourists in the peak season, you will hardly find an accommodation, and also spend much more money on the hiking commodity prices. Usually the summer and autumn is the peak season.
It is not a good idea to travel in China during Chinese holidays when huge numbers of Chinese people are travelling around. The busiest three national holidays in China are Chinese Spring Festival (usually in late Jan or early Feb.), International Labor Day (May 01 to 03) and National Day (Oct 01-07). Spring Festival is an especially crowded time to travel. The advantage of being in China at this time is that you will get the opportunity to experience "first hand" the significance of these celebrations in Chinese culture.
♦ Tips on The Transportation
Transportation in Zhangjiajie is very convenient. The highways extend in all directions, and it is worthwhile to mention that a superhighway connects Changsha and Zhangjiajie. New roads connect the city center to a number of scenic areas, making travel by car very convenient. Train routes extend to Guangzhou, Beijing, Zhanjiang, Changsha and Wuxi. The newly expanded Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport has accommodated 20 different airlines with routes to such destinations as Beijing, Guangzhou, Zhanjiang, Changsha, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, and Thailand.