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In summer, with dense forests, flowing waterfalls and beautiful lakes, Jiuzhaigou becomes a superb summer resort because of the cool weather. At that time, the water, trees, animals are all full of vigor and you can feel the vitality of nature once you get there. To help you better plan a Jiuzhaigou summer tour, here we have provided you with some useful information about Jiuzhaigou in summer, such as the weather, scenery, packing suggestions and travel tips.
Summer is the rainy season of Jiuzhaigou with about 1/3 of the days are rainy (especially in July and August) and another 1/3 are sunny days. Though people can feel an obvious increase in temperature, Jiuzhaigou in summer is in general cool.
According to the historic weather data in 2019, the average temperature of Jiuzhaigou in June is 15.8 ~ 24.7℃ (60.44 ~ 76.46℉), in July is 17 ~ 27.5℃ (62.6 ~ 81.5℉), and in August is 17 ~ 27.6℃ (62.6 ~ 81.68℉). The chart below is the specific temperature of Jiuzhaigou from June to August in 2019.
Jiuzhaigou Temperature from June to August, 2019
Summer is usually regarded as the synonym for torridness. But summer in Jiuzhaigou is another case. Here you can feel more of the summer cool than summer heat, not only from the weather, but also from the refreshing scenery.
Five Colored Pond in Zechawa Valley is the smallest but most colorful pond in Jiuzhaigou. In summer, under the sunlight, it sparkles in different colors seen from different angles. And through the water, you can see the patterns on the rocks in the pond clearly.
Wuhua Lake is another wonder of Jiuzhaigou. Walking on the plank road by the lake in summer breeze, seeing the reflection of the surrounding trees, blue sky and white clouds, isn’t it relaxing?
In fact, there are more than 100 lakes in Jiuzhaigou. Apart from that, with abundant rainfall, the magnificent waterfalls such as Nuorilang Waterfall and Pearl Shoals Waterfall are pouring down with greater strength and vigor than ever. It is a must-see in Jiuzhaigou summer.
What to Wear: A T-shirt and a pair of middle pants, or a beautiful dress for girls will be enough for a Jiuzhaigou summer trip. To make the walking easier, a pair of comfortable sports shoes is recommended.
What to Pack: Bring a backpack to take some water and snacks. Take a light raincoat or sunhat according to the weather forecast. You can also bring some sunscreen cream to prevent the sunray on sunny days.
1. Weather of Jiuzhaigou in summer is changeable. Pay attention to the weather forecast and dress accordingly to prevent the rain or sunray.
2. Try to avoid visiting Jiuzhaigou in Dragon Boat Festival (usually a 3-day holiday in early June).
3. July and August are the summer holiday of the students in China. If you happen to arrange your trip during that time, try to go to Jiuzhaigou on weekdays.
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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And for those travelers who would like to visit other popular destinations in China in summer can head to Zhangjiajie (3-5 days), Huangshan (3-5 days), Yangtze River Cruise (4-5 days), Tibet (3-11 days), Guilin / Yangshuo / Longsheng (3-6 days), etc. to see the emerald top landscape and brilliant culture in China with lower temperature. If you want to enjoy a cool summer vacation with refreshing nature like mountains, forests, grassland, water, and other seasonal landscapes, you are recommended plan an itinerary to Guizhou (3-7 days), Yunnan (5-9 days), Inner Mongolia (3-6 days) and Qinghai (3-6 days), etc. to escape from the summer heat. Check all China Summer Tours >>
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