Best Time to Visit Yangshuo
Lying in a sub-tropical moist monsoon climatic zone, Yangshuo has distinct four seasons, the full sunshine and abundant rain falls. Weather in Yangshuo varies over the year. Thus it is important to make sure ahead of time that you are aware of the weather so that you will be prepared for the various activities you will be participating in. In terms of Yangshuo weather and climate, Yangshuo is an all-year-round tourist destination. You may decide when to travel to Yangshuo according to your time or interests. But no matter what climate you like, spring and autumn are probably the best time to visit Yangshuo. Generally speaking, April and May, and from July to mid-November are perfect time for enjoying the outdoor beauty of Yangshuo.
In January and February, the average temperatures are separately 8, 9 degrees. It is cold but it snows few. Besides, it sometimes blows the North wind, because of the Siberian cold air masses. You may have chance to get the discount of the hotel price if you come to Yangshuo in this period. What’s more, you will experience the biggest traditional festival: Spring Festival. It normally finishes at the end of January or the beginning of February. It is a better idea to book the tickets in advance when you travel during the Spring Festival Transportation Days.
In March, the average temperature is 17 degree with the average rainfall of 137mm. March is the time of peach flowers. Gongcheng County, about one hour by bus from Yangshuo, hold Peach Flowers Festival every year since 2003.
From April to October, the weather is more stable and pleasant.
In April, the weather warms up. The average temperature of this month is 19 degree. The average rainfall is 248 mm with an average of 20 days' rain, but the rain is light, kind of drizzle. So if you come to Yangshuo at this month you will have chance to enjoy the Li River in fogs. April is the harvest time of summer oranges and the time of orange flowers, kumquat flowers, pomelo flowers. The price of hotels is still low since it is not high season yet.
In May and June, the weather are becoming better and better for traveling: not too hot with the separate temperatures 23, 27 degrees, and the separate average rainfall is 350 mm, 345mm. In these two months, it is hot and rainy, owing to warm and humid monsoon winds from seas
May is the harvest time of loquats, and June is harvest time of bayberries, plum and lychees. The price of the hotels will not be raised up until the middle of July, when the summer holiday begins.
July and August are considered peak season for tourism, when is the Summer Vacation for schools and universities and the price of the rooms are a little high than other time. The weather is hot with the average temperature of 29 and the separate rainfall of 233mm, 177mm. July is the harvest time of longans.
September and October are perfect time for traveling. The average temperature of these two months is 26, 22 degrees, with the rainfall of 80 and 85 mm. From the data, we can see it is not too hot and it doesn't rain a lot, so it is perfect for tourism.
September is the right time to enjoy the osmanthus flowers, which can last about ten days and smells very good, although the flowers are small and yellow. In October, you can also have the chance to taste kumquats, persimmons and pomelos.
During the seven days of National Holidays (first week of October), Yanghuo, like most of the travel destinations, is the most crowded and busiest time. The price of the hotel will be as double as that in common days.
November and December turns colder and drier, because of the Siberian air Masses that move from the north, across the Mongolian Plateau to the south. The average temperature in November is 16 degree, and December is 11 degree. The average rainfall in November is 60m, December 40 mm. It is not the high season of tourism so many hotels offer substantial discounts. In these months you can taste the fresh fruits such as kumquats, persimmons and pomeloes at a very low price, it is right the harvest time.