Are you planning your Datong tour? Datong, in Shanxi Province, is about 300 kilometres west from Beijing. It is one of the 24 historical and cultural cities in China. The famous Yungang Caves and Mount Heng are in Datong City.
Datong has a warm continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. There is difference in temperature during day and night in Datong. April to October is regarded as the best time to visit Datong. Coming from different places, people have their own favorite time or seasons to plan Datong Tours.
High season: April, May, Sept and October
Shoulder season: June, July and August
Lower season: November to March next year
Datong in Spring
Spring in Datong is cool, but with big difference in temperature. In spring the temperature of Datong rises up quickly and average temperature is 6°C to 9°C.
After suddenly getting warmer, it always turns cold again. The spring of Datong often flies with snow, but easy to thaw. Visitors can go to Mount Hengshan, one of the Five Sacred Mountains of Taoism in Spring.
Datong in Summer
Summer in Datong is short, cool and comfortable. The average temperature is 19°C to 21.8°C in summer, much cool than other cities of China.
When summer comes, flowers bloom in a riot of color. Datong is a summer resort. Visitors are advised to go to Cailiang Mountain to enjoy the cool weather in summer. Summer is the rainy season of Datong, please take an umbrella with you whenever you go out.
Datong in Autumn
The temperature drops suddenly when entering the autumn, Datong always has blue sky and let you feel a little bit cold in the fall. Visitors are advised to go to visit Yungang Caves in this season.
Datong in Winter
The winter of Datong is a little longer than other seasons, lasting four months. The average temperature is 7 to 12 degrees below zero, and it is often has northwest winds.
In winter, there is little rain and there is much gale. All the mountains, houses and roads are covered with snow. Datong winter is terribly cold. Winter is the worst time to visit Datong.
Tip: Hassle-free Datong Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Datong guided tours:
Beijing Datong 2 Day Round Trip by private car or van from US$ 260 p/p
Beijing Datong 4 Day Round Trip by Daytime Train from US$ 370 p/p