When is the best time to visit Pingyao?

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Are you planning your Pingyao tour? Pingyao, which is a county in central Shanxi province, is about 715 kilometers from Beijing and 80 kilometers from Taiyuan. The famous ancient city is located in Pingyao County. The temperature in Pingyao is low and has a large difference from day and night.

The best time to travel to Pingyao is autumn and winter, since the landscape of Pingyao is most beautiful during this time. Different seasons give the ancient city different appearances.

Pingyao at Night

Pingyao at Night

So when to visit Pingyao all depends on your budget, tolerance for large crowds and your personal interests. Check out below to have some information on each season:

Pingyao in Spring
Spring in Pingyao is quite short with cool and dry climate. The continental monsoon half dry climate makes Pingyao a large temperature difference between day and night in spring, and strong wind but little rainfall.

What’s more, the windstorm is commonly taking place in this season, so remember to take a sunglass and sun cap and avoid wearing light color clothes. Drink as much water as possible in case of becoming dry lip.

Pingyao in Summer
In summer, it is usually very hot and lots of rain in Pingyao. The temperature stays quite high, and most of the rain falls in this season.

The highest temperature of the city is around 30℃. In summer. Remember to take your sun glasses, suntan lotion and umbrella with you.

Pingyao in Autumn
Autumn in Pingyao, which is also quite short, begins in September. When autumn comes, the rainfall reduces gradually. In the fall, the temperature will be little lower and you will be quite comfortable for the little rainfall and all day sunshine.

The China Pingyao International Photography Festival is held during mid September every year. Photographers come from all over the world to display their work here.

Pingyao in Winter
In winter, the lowest temperature is around -5℃ in Pingyao. Although it is quite cold in winter, the snow covered Pingyao Old City has its own charming view.

What’s more, the Shehuo Festival (a kind of folk art performance) may give you a brand new impression of Chinese Spring Festival.

Pingyao in Winter

Pingyao in Winter


Tip:  Hassle-free Pingyao 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 Pingyao Guided Tours:

Pingyao 3 Day Tour   from US$190 p/p
Pingyao Qikou 2 day Side Trip  from US$ 130 p/p
Pingyao Car Rental with Driver

Beijing Pingyao 2 Day Highspeed Train Tour   from US$ 195  p/p
Beijing Pingyao 3 Day Highspeed Train Tour  from US$ 280  p/p
Beijing Pingyao 4 Day Overnight Train Tour     from US$ 270 p/p


Further Readings

Top  10 Attractions in Pingyao
Best Time to Visit Pingyao
Where to Stay in Pingyao
Beijing Pingyao High Speed Train
Pingyao Bus Station
Pingyao Railway Station

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