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

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Traveling to Taiyuan, China? If you're planning to go to Taiyuan, we have 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 Taiyuan, China

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

Important essentials for Taiyuan, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (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


  • N95 masks

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January for Taiyuan is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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February

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

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March

March here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

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April

April in this region is chilly and very dry. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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May

If you visit Taiyuan during May, you might notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. 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 (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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June

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

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July

If you vacation in Taiyuan during July, you may 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 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

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August

August in Taiyuan is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you go to Taiyuan in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you vacation in Taiyuan during October, you may notice 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 low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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November

November for Taiyuan can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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December

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

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Activities for Taiyuan, China

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

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to see the beautiful Old Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Taiyuan tourism authority.

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


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you see a temple, such as Jinci Temple, wear:

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

Castle hopping? For Chunyang Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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