Weather: The weather in Changsha feels much colder than in November. Cloudy and misty weather sets in along with occasional snowfall, but it is Changsha's dry season so the weather isn't inclement. The average daily high temperature is 11 °C (52 °F), and the average nightly low temperature is 2 °C (36 °F).
It rains or snows on about 7 days of the month, and the total precipitation is only about 28 mm. Keep abreast of the forecast with Changsha's current weather and forecast>>
Pollution: The Air Quality Index is moderately polluted at 167.
Clothing: An overcoat and thick trousers are essential for staying warm. It feels cold because of the high humidity of 79%. There is less indoor heating than most foreigners are used to, so you might need your coat even when you are in restaurants and hotels.
The Yuelu Academy Park: Changsha's most popular park is on the campus of Hunan University next to Orange Island. It was one of the first four universities, and it was built in 976. A highlight of the park is a museum about education that teaches about the historic academy and China's modern educational goals. The large park could be a place for a good winter walk.
Wulingyuan Scenic Area is China's most scenic and popular natural park, and it is 4 hours from Changsha. People can spend many days enjoying the area. December is one of the lowest tourism months, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with more tranquility.
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There are no major holidays in December, so the city and the attractions are much less crowded with tourists. Locals are busy at work and school. There are good discounts on rooms and tickets. You can save a lot of money and enjoy more convenience while traveling in the low season.
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