Dandong, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Dandong, China? If you're planning to go to Dandong, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Dandong, China

Based on the climate and weather in Dandong, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Dandong, China by month

January

January can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots

February

February in Dandong is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots

March

If you go to Dandong in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters

April

April in Dandong is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

May

If you go to Dandong in May, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

June

If you go to Dandong in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you vacation in Dandong during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

August

August is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

If you vacation in Dandong during September, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear

October

Traveling to Dandong in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

November

If you vacation in Dandong during November, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

December

December in Dandong can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Dandong, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dandong, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Dandong
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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