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Zhangjiajie's Autumn is best time to visit Zhangjiajie, besides Spring. During Autumn, temperature of Zhangjiajie gradually reduces from 29℃ (84.2℉) to 10℃ (50℉), and the weather is warm and comfortable. It is not as hot as the past Summer, and it's cooler. There are 11~12 rainy days in every month, when will be colder than sunny days, but they are just cool days.
With such good weather in Autumn, Zhangjiajie attracts travellers to feast their eyes in this season. They could find that what a colorful world Zhangjiajie is in Autumn. In those forests, leaves become yellow from green and then change into red by the moisten, then people will see all of those colors between green and red. The mountains will be like fairyland after rain, because of clouds and mist surrounding them. In sunny days, the clear blue sky, and the warm and downy sunshine can be the best background while taking photos.
Come to visit Zhangjiajie in this Autumn, and it will greet you with the most stunning scenery! It is very suitable for you to visit Zhangjiajie’s famous forest park, explore Hallelujah Mountain of Yuanjiajie, appreciate Tianzi Mountain's peak forests, look for the most pristine scenery at Yangjiajie, challenge the thrilling Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, etc.
Zhangjiajie Autumn consists of 3 months, including September, October and November, ranging from September to November. Generally, the weather in Autumn is warm and comfortable, which is suitable for having a Zhangjiajie tour.
Zhangjiajie weather in September is generally warm and a little damp. The average temperature in September ranges from 21℃(69.8℉) to 29℃(84.2℉), which is lower than the temperature in Summer. There are about 13 rainy days with around 108 mm of rain making it a damp time to visit.
Zhangjiajie weather in October is also warm and wet, but it's cooler than September. The average temperature in October varies from 16℃(60.8℉) to 24℃(75.2℉), which will be warm for you. There are about 17 rainy days, with around 111 mm of rain making it a wet time to visit. It should be noticed that the nightly temperature is about 12.9℃ (55.1℉), which will be a little cold.
The weather in Zhangjiajie during November can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry. The average temperature in November ranges from 10℃(50℉) to 18℃(64.4℉), gradually reducing day by day. The nightly temperature is about 7.7℃(45.86℉) which will be cold. There are totally about 16 rainy days, with around 69 mm of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit.
Zhangjiajie Average Daytime & Nightly Temperature in September, October, November
With such a good weather, Autumn is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie. During this time, you could explore Zhangjiajie as much as you can. Here we will recommend you those top things to do in Zhangjiajie in Autumn, by which you will know how to make your tour more worthwhile.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the tourism tag of Zhangjiajie, is the best spot to visit during Autumn. Climbing up or take the cableway up to Huangshizhai for overlooking the forest park and Hiking along the Golden Whip Stream to look for cute monkeys are highly recommended to do in the forest park. Along your trip, you will see the forest showing amazingly colorful colors, with leaves transforming from green to red. In a sunny day, the forest park just looks shinning under the sunlight, the blue sky with little clouds is so fascinating, and the cute Golden Whip Stream Hiking is also shinning and crystal clean. Even in rainy days, you will also be fascinated by the extreme beauty of the forests. The clouds, mist, partly hidden and partly visible mountains, scattered raindrop over plants, fresh air, etc can all draw you to visit.
You may know about the famous film Avatar, but what you may not know is that the prototype of those floating Hallelujah Mountains in the movie are inspired by Yuanjiajie in Zhangjiajie. Yuanjiajie, located in the north part of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park at Wulingyuan is rightly the shooting location of those “Hallelujah Mountains” in reality.
With so fascinating scenery, particularly its mysterious view with clouds and mists after some drizzle, Yuanjiajie changes extremely appealing to global tourists and is praised as the mysterious "Pandora World". Once entering this "magical world", you will see thousands of peculiar mountains standing spectacularly with distinct shapes and postures from the deep valley in front your eyes, experience how fast an elevator in the world can reach, know how nature "builds" a stone bridge without manpower, etc.
Tianzi Mountain, located at the north of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, is reputed as "the Monarch of the Peak Forest". It is said to combine the beauty of Guilin, the strangeness if not grotesqueness of Huangshan ("Yellow Mountain"), the awesomeness of Mount Hua and the magnificence of Mount Tai.
Tianzi Mountain greets its visitors with beautiful scenery, and the beautiful scenery in Autumn is highly recommended to explore. While taking the cable car up the mountain, you will see the peak forest surrounded by clouds and mist and shinning with warm sunlight. Those plants on the mountains are also become charming yellow or red which seem to wear a autumn clothes. If you are lucky enough, you would have the opportunity to see the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight and Rays of Sunshine, which are 3 wonders of Tianzi Mountain, and the last one is Snow in winter.
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Most of you heard about Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon may just because of the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge over the canyon. The glass bridge is certainly thrilling and exciting and thus attracts many adventurers. It is a large glass bridge with the full length of 430 m and height of about 300 m above the valley bottom, which is an unbeatable man-made wonder. The bottom of the bridge is paved with transparent glasses and each piece of the glass is extremely large. Walk from one side of the bridge to another side needs about 1hour! You can have a bird eye’ view of the surrounding verdant canyon.
However, the grand canyon itself is also worthwhile for exploring. You will be dazzled with the multiple types of waters and lush plants that form a heaven on earth and will drive all your annoyance far away. You could also experience the High Ladder Raised Walkway (天梯栈道) and Nuokeli Slideway (诺克里滑道), and walk along the stone way of Holy Spring Valley (神泉峡).
Tianmen Mountain, the second national forest in Zhangjiajie, is listed as one of the "50 worthwhile visiting places for foreign travelers". Someone entitle this mountain as the most beautiful flower garden in the sky and the fairly land in the boundary of heaven. It is worth to visit for the miraculous and unique geographic landform and unparalleled natural landscape, as well as for its profound cultural connotations and famous colorful humanistic site.
While taking the cableway, with a total length of 7455 meters and a height gap of 1279 meters, up the mountain, you will see the Avenue toward Heaven with 99 Turns and the changing autumn scenery, which will be so amazing. Meanwhile, the Tianmen Cave surrounded by clouds and mist looks mysterious while overlooking from the cable car. Furthermore, you could experience the cliff-hanging walkway or the breath-taking glass walkway, travel through Tianmen Cave, etc.
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Yangjiajie, the lately developed scenic area of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, is famous for its Wonder of Walls. The Walls is a geological wonder in the world, which said to have almost 380 million years' old, which is even older than other stone peaks or walls in Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Yangjiajie is also well-known for its magnificence, steepness, comeliness and tranquility. Here you could explore the house of brigands in ancient China after hiking a thrilling road, see grotesque peaks, find exotic flowers and vines, play with cute stream and waterfall. Come and have an adventure here!
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● It is recommended to wear long sleeves shirt and pants. You could also take overcoat, because it may be cold during night.
● Bring raincoat and water-proof sports shoes in case of unexpected rain.
● Wear comfortable sports shoes, because there are some roads without any transportation.
1. Be sure not to explore the areas marked with "No Passing" or "Dangerous". Don’t go some wild hiking route, because it may be dangerous.
2. While hiking along Golden Whip Stream or Huangshizhai, please remember not to take any foods in your hand in case that you are hurt by the wild monkeys on the path. If they are interested in your foods, they will catch it from your hands.
In Autumn, the weather in Wulingyuan Scenic Area of Zhangjiajie is generally warm and comfortable. It is the best time for you to visit Zhangjiajie.
Most travellers would take 3~5 days to Zhangjiajie. Huangshizhai and Golden Whip Stream will be combined in one day for touring the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Yuanjiajie and Tianzi Mountain will be combined in one day. You could extend to Yellow Dragon Cave & Baofeng Lake, or Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon & Glass Bridge in one day. Furthermore, it will take one more day to Tianmen Mountain, forming 5-day itinerary. You can go as following:
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● 5 Days’ Itinerary in Zhangjiajie:
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