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Jiuzhaigou presents her beauty as much as she can during autumn days. You will firstly enjoy a comfortable weather - cool, less rain. Ponds, lakes, streams and waterfalls are still attractive. The best feature comes from the colors of plants on the mountain – mostly golden, little green, grey, white…looking like a oil painting. For photographer, you even don’t need to spend much time finding good scenes, because every place is full of stunning landscape. The colorful landscapes are not able to last for long time, usually from late September to early November. So don’t miss the best time, best scenery. To help you better plan a Jiuzhaigou autumn tour, here we have provided you with some useful information about Jiuzhaigou in autumn, such as the weather, scenery, packing suggestions and travel tips.
Jiuzhaigou in autumn is usually overcast or cloudy with less rainfall and sunray, a comfortable weather for people to take a trip. In September and early October, it is relatively cool and you can feel an invigorating autumn climate in Jiuzhaigou. But in late October and November, it starts to get cold and on some days the temperature will drop to around 5℃ (41℉).
According to the historic weather data in 2019, the average temperature of Jiuzhaigou in September is 14 ~ 22.5℃ (57.2 ~ 72.5℉), in October is 9.9 ~ 18℃ (49.82 ~ 64.4℉), and in November is 4.9 ~ 12.5℃ (40.82 ~ 54.5℉). The chart below is the specific temperature of Jiuzhaigou from September to November in 2019.
Jiuzhaigou Temperature from September to November, 2019
Jiuzhaigou in autumn is undoubtedly a heaven of colors. All the colors you see here are the great nature's infinite love for Jiuzhaigou. Dazzling red leaves, verdant pines and cypresses, colorful ponds... It would be a pity to miss the autumn of Jiuzhaigou.
Colorful forest is one of the “Six Wonders” of Jiuzhaigou, and there is no better season than autumn to appreciate such scene. With autumn approaching, the trees gradually present red, scarlet, yellow, golden yellow... All colors intertwine together and form an eye-opening scene.
The seaweed at the bottom of the lakes also present a strong hue. Seen from above, it is like the color of autumn is poured into the water. The tree, the water, the seaweed and the sky add radiance and beauty to each other, making every moment of Jiuzhaigou in autumn worth being remembered.
Take your camera, to embrace the amazing gift of nature and capture the scenery of the fairy tale world in its most brilliant and beautiful season.
What to Wear: In September and early October, it is OK to wear a long-sleeved blouse with a light coat to Jiuzhaigou, but in November, you will need to wear sweater and thick coat to keep out the cold. Please remember to wear a pair of comfortable shoes or boots because there will be some walking.
What to Pack: Bring a backpack to take some water and snacks in case you get thirsty or hungry on the road. There will be less rainfall but still several rainy days, you can take a light raincoat according to the weather.
1. Jiuzhaigou in late October and November can be as cold as winter. Please Pay attention to the weather forecast and dress accordingly to keep yourself warm.
2. Try to avoid visiting Jiuzhaigou on Mid-Autumn Festival (usually a 3-day holiday in late September) and during the National Day Holiday (first week of October).
3. Jiuzhaigou enters the off season every year from November 15, the entrance fee will drop from CNY 169 to CNY 80, and the tourist bus fare will decrease from CNY 90 to CNY 80.
The Y shape Jiuzhaigou consists of three main valleys (Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley, Zechawa Valley) with a total length of over 50km. You will need at least 1-2 days to explore this beautiful place. Shuzheng Valley is near the entrance, so you can visit there at the beginning or ending of your trip. Pass Shuzheng Valley, you will meet the famous Nuorilang Waterfall, then you can either go to Rize Valley in the northeast or Zechawa Valley in the northwest.
If time permits, after visiting Jiuzhaigou, it is highly recommended to spend some time in the 150km away Huanglong Valley and Mounigou to appreciate the multi-colored terrace ponds and Karst caves.
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