Jiuzhaigou Valley, a world famous national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fantastic wonderland complete with huge snow drifts and frozen waterfalls in winter, and best of all, very few tourists. Jiuzhaigou in winter is particularly peaceful, and poetic, the mountains and trees are wrapped in white, waterfalls and lake surfaces are smooth and glittering, ice covers the lakes and hangs from the waterfalls. Although it may seem cold, with average mean temperature of - 3.7 ℃ in January, adding a decent jacket and thermal underwear to your normal clothes should be plenty to allow you to brave the temperatures and venture forth.
A winter visit to Jiuzhaigou National Park will give you lasting memories of snowy landscapes, icefalls, steaming color lakes, and incomparable bird viewing. When winter comes at the end of October, the whole park turns into a pure white world, some of the lakes are frozen while the others are not. The blue-green color of the water is distinctly visible even in winter. White is the theme color of Jiuzhaigou in winter.
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The best departure point for a visit to Jiuzhaigou in winter is Chengdu - the capital city of Sichuan, famous for its Panda Breeding Centre. Travelers can fly to at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and then change a flight to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport.