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Weather: July is the hottest month in Zhangjiajie. The average temperature is 29 °C (84 °F). The average high temperature is 33 °C (91 °F), and the average low temperature is 24 °C (75 °F).
Rainfall is high, but less than in June. There is about 155 mm of total precipitation each July, and it rains about 11 days of the month.
Clothing: Summer clothing should keep you cool, but cover your skin if you plan on walking on sunny days. Mosquitoes and sunburn are things to avoid. A hat and sunglasses will help protect you from solar radiation.
If you plan on hiking or walking up stairs, drink a lot of water and wear a hat on sunny days to prevent heatstroke, and make sure your shoes have good traction.
Covered with lush greenery and wild flowers, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is very beautiful and cool during the summer months when its nature flourishes. It is a good place to escape the heat, which offers a number of shady trails suitable for long walks.
Tianmen Mountain, the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie, is a good place to go to keep cool. The mountain is 1,519 meters (4,983 feet) above sea level, and it covers 10 square kilometers (4 square miles). It is covered with of green trees.
You can see charming peaks on the world’s longest cable car, and walk on a glass-bottomed skywalk at an altitude of over 1,400 meters (4,700 feet).
Mengdong River Scenic Area is widely known as an ideal place for rafting. Because of the fantastic scenery and unforgettable experience, rafting on Mengdong River has gained an appellation (locally) of "number one rafting spot in the world".
You can float down the river on rubber rafts. It has an adventurous feel, with torrents of water careening at sharp turns and off steep ramps. However, it is designed to be quite safe. It is easy, exciting, and full of fun.
Schools' summer vacation is in July in China, and the weather is fine, so it is a high travel month in Zhangjiajie.
Hotel rates are high, perhaps double what they would be in low season, and tickets for flights may be twice as expensive too. We recommend you to plan your tour early and we can help you with your tour arrangements.
A private tour with a professional guide is very helpful in Zhangjiajie. We can help you to avoid crowds and long queues, among many other potential inconveniences. See Zhangjiajie Travel Tips.