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

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Traveling to Gulangyu, China? If you're planning to go to Gulangyu, below is 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 Gulangyu, China

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

Important essentials for Gulangyu, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Gulangyu is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C), with a few days below 45 F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

If you vacation in Gulangyu during February, you might notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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March

March in Gulangyu can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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April

Traveling to Gulangyu in April, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you visit Gulangyu during May, you may 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 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

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June

If you go to Gulangyu in June, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

July in Gulangyu is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Gulangyu during August, you will probably find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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September

September for Gulangyu can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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October

Traveling to Gulangyu in October, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

Traveling to Gulangyu in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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December

December is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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Activities for Gulangyu, China

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

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

If you see the Huaijiu Gulangyu Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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