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Weather: The weather is dry and cold. February is a little warmer than January. The average high temperature is 11 °C (52 °F) and the average low is 4 °C (39 °F).
It is cloudy and rains a little more than January. It snows or rains about 11 days of the month, but usually not heavily. There is about 66 mm of total precipitation.
Clothing: Wear a coat, gloves, and a hat and scarf to stay warm. Note that it’s colder higher on the peaks and with wind chill. If you are planning to hike, make sure you are dressed for freezing weather.
It is important to wear shoes with good grip to avoid slipping on icy paths. Wear snow glasses to protect your eyes if the sun is shining.
Visiting Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in winter, you will not only be rewarded with magnificent snow scenery, but also a cheaper entrance ticket and less crowding.
The snowy stone forests take on a mystical silence, clouds billow up gently around the quartz-sandstone pillars and peaks, and an air of solitude permeates the snow-covered wonderland.
If it snows heavily, the access roads will be closed. Please check the weather in advance and be prepared for alternative arrangements.
Yellow Dragon Cave is praised as the most beautiful cave in the world by UNESCO experts. It is always around 15°C (59°F) inside the cave. So it is a great place to visit in winter.
You can enjoy a two-hour tour through the cave, including a boat ride and a hike with loads of steps.
The Spring Festival is usually in February. It is the greatest and longest holiday festival in China. During the festival, you may have a chance to see how the Tujia (a minority group in Zhangjiajie) celebrate the festival with their special ceremonies and foods.
February is in the low season for visitors except during the Spring Festival period that lasts for about two weeks.
If the Chinese New Year falls in the month, expect crowds at the airport, train stations, and bus stations. The hotel prices are pretty awe-inspiring too. You’re recommended to book in advance.