Ya'an, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ya'an, China? If you're planning to go to Ya'an, the following is 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 Ya'an, China

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

Important essentials for Ya'an, China

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Ya'an, China

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Ya'an.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Ya'an.

    What to wear/what to pack for Ya'an, China by month

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    January

    January in Ya'an is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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    February

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

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    March

    March here is cool and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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    April

    April in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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    May

    May in Ya'an is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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    June

    June in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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    July

    July in Ya'an can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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    August

    In August, Ya'an is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Ya'an, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    September

    September in Ya'an is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    October

    If you visit Ya'an during October, you might see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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    November

    Traveling to Ya'an in November, you will notice that it is crisp and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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    December

    December in Ya'an is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

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