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

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

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.

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

January

January in Taiyuan is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Taiyuan can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Taiyuan in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Taiyuan is chilly and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks

May

If you visit Taiyuan during May, you are likely to find 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Taiyuan in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Taiyuan in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Taiyuan is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece

November

November here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Taiyuan
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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