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March-May Prime time for Chéngdū; not too humid, peach blossoms and little rain.
July & August In the west in the warm grasslands bloom in technicolour and festivals abound; time for hiking in the mountains of the north.
September & October Turquoise lakes to the north offer secluded camping amid stunning autumn leaves; summer heat of Chéngdū begins to subside.
December-February Northern and western Sìchuān is freezing; see iced-over waterfalls of Jiǔzhàigōu or snowy slopes of Éméi Shān.
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