Zhangjiajie is located in northwestern Hunan, in the hinterland of the Wuling Mountains. The amazing mountain sceneries, glass-bottomed sightseeing bridges, and tall trees make a Zhangjiajie tour an action-packed experiecne.
As the saying goes, "Jiuzhaigou is renowned for its lakes, while Zhangjiajie features its moutnains." People who come to Zhangjiajie are all shocked by the peculiar sandstone peaks, forests and magnificent karst landforms. The cascading peaks in different shapes make people feel like they are in a fairyland. Hallelujah Mountain, the "Floating Mountain" in the 3D movie "Avatar", was inspired by the Nantian Yizhu in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
Spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) are the best travel times in Zhangjiajie. You can see the most beautiful plants and mountain sceneries during these two seasons, and do not need to worry about the cold air on the mountains.
If you like snow scenery, it is suggested to visit Zhangjiajie between December and next March.
Zhangjiajie has a relatively large temperature difference between day and night, and the temperature difference in four seasons is relatively small. The temperature difference between the core scenic area of Zhangjiajie and the urban area is about 5-10 degrees centigrade, and the hottest urban area is about 30 degrees centigrade. You need to bring sunscreen in summer and long-sleeved clothes at night. It is recommended to wear thick woolen sweater and leather jacket when entering Zhangjiajie scenic area in autumn. Zhangjiajie is rainy, so it is also suggested to bringing an umbrella.
In fact, it is difficult to say what is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie, as its mountainous surroundings make it attractive in all seasons. If you want to avoid the coldness here, you’d better visit between April and October.
Here we recommend you visit Yellow Dragon Cave and Baofeng Lake in Suoxiyu Nature Reserve; and Tianmen Mountain and Tujia Folk Custom Park in Zhangjiajie City.
Yes, cable car is in operation throughout the year. In fact, more and more tourists come to the mountains to enjoy the beauty of winter. They can get huge discounts for accommodation in winter.