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

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Traveling to Pingyao, China? If you're planning to go to Pingyao, we've got 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 Pingyao, China

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

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Pingyao, China

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

If you go to Zhang Bi Old Castle 张壁古堡, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you go to a temple, such as Shuanglin Temple 双林寺, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Pingyao.

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

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January

If you are traveling to Pingyao in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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February

February can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows occasionally.

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March

March in Pingyao can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows occasionally.

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April

April for Pingyao is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

If you vacation in Pingyao during May, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature. 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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June

June in Pingyao is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

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

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August

If you visit Pingyao during August, you may find that it is hot. 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

September here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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October

Traveling to Pingyao in October, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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November

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

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December

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

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