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

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

When to go to Pingyao, China

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

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

January

January for Pingyao is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Pingyao is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Pingyao is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella

April

Traveling to Pingyao in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

May

If you visit Pingyao during May, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

June

If you vacation in Pingyao during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

July

In July, Pingyao is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Pingyao, with several of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is windy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

If you go to Pingyao in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

September

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

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

October

If you vacation in Pingyao during October, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

November

Traveling to Pingyao in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear

December

December is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Pingyao, 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 Pingyao
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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