Carry a daypack within the park.
Luggage and bags: Bring a daypack to hold your lunch and to carry a light jacket or sweater. I had a big one but is was not very full and worked out well. A small one is better.
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Be preapred for Cold Winter
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Thick Winter Jackets, gloves, thermal wear are required in Nov onwards.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Moisturizer and Lip Balms are essential for the cold weather.
Photo Equipment: Bring lots of memory, external hard disk, batteries or film as you may take lots of pictures in this beautiful place.
Miscellaneous: Tibetian Medicine for high altitude - Hong jing Tian will be sold by your local guide.
motion sickness pills
Freezing throughout most of the year.
Luggage and bags: At over 3000m high expect plenty of snow and chilly weather. Best season to visit is October when the foliage blooms in rich hues of gold, magenta and purple. Think Zhang Yimou's film titled Hero.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I've never worn longjohns but I've learnt to regret my decision. I suffered minor cold burns on my arms and ithe nside of my thighs. Bring enough sun block, moisturing creams and winter clothing. Better still, buy them in the Chinese cities at easily half or less the price back home.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Chinese toilets are primitive and unimaginably filthy outside the hotels and protected scenic spots. Don't forget to bring along plenty of anti-bacterial gel to wash yourself with. Even for paid toilets along the stopovers during our drive it's often a nightmare. China is progressing at a breakneck pace except for her toilet facilities. In 5 to 10 years' time I'm optimistic the toilets would become tolerable by then.
Attentions for touring Jiuzhaigou
Luggage and bags: Backpack.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring jacket and overclothes and pay attention to keeping warm after Oct.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring with you some constantly used medicines.
Photo Equipment: You can buy film everywhere.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: It is forbidden to live in Jiuzhaigou ( protect the nature). All the hotels are out of the valley.
Oxygen tank is a must !!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Warm clothing as the night will get very cold in the mountain. A good pair of hiking shoes as you have to walk alot to get to all the scenic areas
Photo Equipment: Have to bring a spare camera and also lots of film as the place is very beautiful
Miscellaneous: Oxygen tank is a must as it is a mountainous area, you may suffer from altitude sickness.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - Warm Coat: because temperature various between day and night. Even in summer day, in late afternoon it may be quite cold.
- Umbrella: rains quite frequently during the day
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun glasses: in sunny day, the sun shine is quite strong
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you may suffer from mountain sickness, so be prepare.
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