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Weather: February is cold, but not as cold as January. There is an average daily high temperature of 11 °C (52 °F) and an average low temperature of 5 °C (41 °F). The month sees little rain, but you won't feel very dry because of the topographical conditions of the city. Only about 12 mm of rain falls in the entire month.
Clothing: A sweater or coat, thick socks, and a scarf will help you stay warm when you go outside.
There are four main panda base in and around Chengddu, and you can visit the panda base all year round to see giant pandas.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is the most accessible panda base from Chengdu city.
If you wish for a more involved and intimate panda experience, we highly recommend joining the Panda Keeper Program at the Dujiangyan Panda Base
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China’s most important traditional festival. This is the best time of the year for tourists to experience authentic Chinese culture.
If you want to experience Chengdu like a local, you can visit People's Park, which is a melting pot of Chengdu’s local culture.
Qingyang Palace is an old restored temple about 3 kilometers from downtown Chengdu. Next to it is a park, and on Lantern Festival Day on the night of the full moon 15 days after the start of the new year, lanterns are lit at the temple and in the park. It is one of Chengdu's most popular festivals.
More on Chengdu's Lantern Festival
Usually in February few tourists will visit Chengdu's tourist attractions, and good discounts on flights and hotel rooms are easily available.
But around the Chinese New Year holidays, expect high prices for hotel rooms, flights, and trains. So book in advance. Let us help you get discounted rooms and tickets more easily.