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Best time to visit Zhangye

The best time to visit Zhangye is from June to September, when the rainfall is relatively concentrated. During this period, it is moist and cool that makes people feel more comfortable during the journey.
 

Travel to Zhangye in Summer

The Summer of Zhangye is cool. Zhangye is a good place for summer holidays. It is not clod to see the sunrise and sunset in Danxia Scenic Areas. If it is just after the rain, you will have the chance to enjoy the unique beauty of Danxia. Travel in summer, you’d better bring a jacket when as the temperature is still low in morning and at night. Travel to Gannan, you need bring umbrella and rain boots, as the climate here is changeable.

Between July and August every year, there are a lot of event about horse racing and equestrian, which is very worth a visit. Mati Temple and Shandan Army Horse-breeding Farm are the two most popular attractions. Whether riding a stroll on the Mati Hill, or ride on pasture Benz, looking ahead, you can see green grass connecting with the blue sky, golden flowers are everywhere, very magnificent sight.

Travel to Zhangye in Autumn

The best place to visit in autumn to Zhangye is the Danxia Landform Scenic Area in Linze and Sunan County. Here palace style Danxi landform ranks No.1 in China. After entering the October you need to wear a jacket out long-sleeved T-shirt, and also prepare velvet clothes if it is too cold.
 
 

Travel to Zhangye in Winter 

Located at the middle part of Hexi Corridor, Zhangye's winter is very cold and windy. It is not the good time for travelling.

Climate Data Table for Zhangye

Month Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Maximum
Temperature(℃)
5.1
7.6
11.2
14.6
18.2
20.1
21.0
21.0
18.7
14.9
9.8
5.5
Minimum
Temperature(℃)
-11.5
-8.0
-3.8
-0.4
3.9
7.3
8.5
7.6
5.9
1.1
-6.0
-10.9
Rainfall (mm)
5.1
8.5
19.5
34.7
79.2
133.4
116.7
94.1
109.5
46.0
8.6
4.5
Days of Rainfall
8.9
5.9
8.8
12.8
17.8
22.1
21.6
18.6
19.2
13.0
4.7
8.0