Datong, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Datong, China? If you're planning to go to Datong, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Datong, China

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

Important essentials for Datong, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Datong can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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February

February for Datong is frosty. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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March

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

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April

If you go to Datong in April, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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May

May in this region is mild and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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June

June in Datong is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you visit Datong during July, you will probably notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Datong during August, you might notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

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September

September in Datong is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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October

If you go to Datong in October, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

Traveling to Datong in November, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December here is frigid. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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Activities for Datong, China

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Datong.

If you go to Heng Mountain, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you plan go to a monastery, like The Hanging Monastery, take the following:

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