Best Time to Visit Li River

As one of the top travel destinations in China, Li River is suitable for travelling all year round, especially from April to October.

Characters of Guilin Climate

The most important thing to know about Li River weather is that it can get very hot, humid, and it rains a lot! The average temperature for the year is 19.3 celcius with a July average temperature of 28.3 degrees. The average rainfall for the year is 192.6 cm per month.
Best Time to Visit Li River

Travel to Li River in Spring

Spring (March to May) in Li River is comfortable for tourists. Because during this moment, Li River become warm and green during spring days.
 
Li River hiking – it is a good experience for hiking along the Li River from Yangdi to Xingping in a sunny day in Spring season.
Li River cruise – if you are travel in a misty day, the best choice will be Li River cruise. The most beautiful scene of Li River is now shown in a sunny day but a misty day.

Travel to Li River in Summer

Summer is the rainy season, especially in May and June. You could bring an umbrella with you, but good quality umbrellas are cheap locally. Comfortable footwear suitable for walking is a must all year round. It would be wise to bring a good sun-block with you, (Chinese sun-block is low SPF and contains skin-bleach).Also, some medicine to prevent heatstroke if you are from a cooler region, and insect repellant.

Travel to Li River in Autumn

Autumn from Sep to Nov will be the ideal time to Li River. But it is also the high season for both domestic visitors and foreign tourists. The cool temperature and the fine days ensure your Li River tour without annoyance form the weather.
 
► Just pick out any attraction in Guilin in your itinerary as you like, such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, and sites in Yangshuo.

Travel to Li River in Winter

Winter is cold and moist, especially in January, but can still be very pleasant when the sun is out. It snows occasionally. Winter is the low season so Li River is less crowded and it is cheaper to travel.
► A low season in Li River, just pay attention to the cold weather. Winter in Li River is comparative dry and windy. Thick coats and trousers, feather jackets, cashmeres, and scarf are necessary. Although snow is rarely in Li River, the low temperature may cause extremely cold feeling because Li River is a city surrounded by rivers.

Climate Data Table for Guilin

               Month / Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
maximum
temperature
(
)
11
12
16
22
27
30
32
32
30
25
20
15
minimum
temperature
(
)
5
7
11
16
20
23
25
24
22
17
12
7
Rainfall (mm)
52.5
87.5
127.5
252.5
357.5
342.5
222.5
172.5
77.5
87.5
72.5
47.5
Days of rainfall
15.1
15.5
18.6
20.2
19.0
17.5
16.1
14.8
8.2
9.7
8.7
9.1
 

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