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

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

When to go to Shanxi, China

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

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

January

January here can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Shanxi is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Shanxi in March, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Shanxi during April, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Shanxi in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Shanxi is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

July

If you vacation in Shanxi during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

If you are traveling to Shanxi in September, 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:

  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

October

If you go to Shanxi in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Shanxi is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Shanxi in December, you will notice that it is freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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