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

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

When to go to Shaoshan, China

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Shaoshan in January, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Shaoshan in March, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April for Shaoshan is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Shaoshan is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Shaoshan in July, you will notice that it is unbearably hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

August

August in Shaoshan is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Shaoshan in September, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Shaoshan in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

December

December in this region is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shaoshan, 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 Shaoshan
  • Appropriate museum wear

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