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

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

When to go to Yangshuo, China

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

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

January

January here is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Yangshuo in February, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

May

Traveling to Yangshuo in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

July

If you are traveling to Yangshuo in July, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

August

If you go to Yangshuo in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

September

September for Yangshuo can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

October

October here is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

November

November for Yangshuo is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yangshuo, 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 Yangshuo
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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