Zhangjiajie In JanuaryVisiting Zhangjiajie In January and What to do!

Last Update: 10th November 2019
What are the 5 Best Things To Do In Zhangjiajie In January?
It is the coldest in Zhangjiajie in January. Therefore, it is suggested that you warm enough clothes in Zhangjiajie. It always snows in January there with the temperature below 10 centigrade degrees. When it snows, the views in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Tianmen Mountain are breathtaking. If it snows heavily, some attractions might be closed due to safety. It is recommended that you wear a pair of antiskid shoes, gloves and a scarf to keep warm in the mountain area.

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In January, when it is snowy, Wulingyan Scenic Area is covered with snow. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxiyu Nature Reserve and Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve make up the core area in Wulingyuan Scenic Area.
More than 3,000 peaks in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park present different shapes. Some look like beasts, and some are like human beings. It is home to various types of rare plants and animals. You could explore Yuanjiajie where Avatar was shot, hike along Golden Whip Stream (It takes around 2 hours to hike along the 5.7-kilometers-long stream), and Yanjiajie where you will see many monkeys.
In Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, you could discover Ten-mile Gallery with tens of strange peaks to admire in a small train or with your feet, and hike in the woods. There is a natural stone bridge in the area. The bridge is 26 meters long and less than 2 meters wide. In addition, there are 59 caves in Suoxiyu. The open caves include Huanglong Cave, Camel Cave, Guanyin Cave, Jinji Cave, Xiannv Cave and Niu’er Cave.
Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve covers an area of 67 square kilometers. All kinds of newly developed unique landforms are mostly concentrated on the mountainside of Tianzi Mountain, such as the majestic waterfalls, the dangerous Xianren Bridge, the rock gates, the caves, the dense and steep peaks and stone columns. In January, the mountain will be a snow world for some days.
Tianmen Mountain features the longest cableway in the world from the foot to the top of the mountain. The top of the mountain covers an area of 2 square kilometers. When the relatively flat top is covered with snow, the views there will be stunning.
​The top is home to a virgin forest as well. The mountain is also well-known for the mountain road with 99 turns. If the weather is very bad, the mountain will be closed. It’s popular throughout the year, including in January!
Acclaimed as the most beautiful cave in China, Huanglong Cave is spacious with tens of hall. It offers dry and water caves to explore. You will find a variety of stalagmites, stone flowers, stone pillars and stone curtains in the cave. The largest cave there is called Dragon Palace offering more than 2,000 stalagmites.
​Xiangshui River – an underground river in the second floor of the cave has an opened section to tourists. You could appreciate the landscape in the cave on a boat. The highlights in the Huanglong Cave are gathered in the Maze Palace. The weather doesn’t affect cave visiting, meaning Huanglong Cave is popular to visit in January.

The month of January is during the low season in Zhangjiajie. There are fewer and fewer tourists in Furong Old Town. Furong Old Town features a waterfall flowing through the town. The town is called “a town hanging to a waterfall”. It is more than 2,000 years old. The 2.5-kilometers-long old street is lined with old Tujia buildings. If you would like to experience the amazing night views and local life there, you could stay overnight at one of the hotels standing near the waterfall.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon has the longest and highest glass bridge. On the bridge, you could enjoy the bird’s eye view of the canyon. The canyon offers waterfalls, streams, a variety of vegetations, and rare animals. If it is snowy, the waterfalls could be frozen. If the bridge is covered with much snow, it might be closed out of safety concern.
Please check if the attractions you are interested to explore in January will be closed due to the weather beforehand.



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