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

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

When to go to Yanbian, China

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Yanbian in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Umbrella
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls
  • High performance gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Thick pajamas
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Insulated boots

February

February here is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Neck gaiter
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • High performance gloves
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Insulated boots
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thick pajamas
  • Coveralls
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Umbrella

March

Traveling to Yanbian in March, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Yanbian in April, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain regularly.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Yanbian in May, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Yanbian in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Yanbian in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Yanbian is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Yanbian in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Yanbian is frigid. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Coveralls
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • High performance gloves
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thick pajamas

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yanbian, 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 Yanbian

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