Jianshui Weather

Jianshui Weather

Best Time to Visit Jianshui

Jianshui is located near the Tropic of Cancer at just over 1500m altitudes. It has a subtropical monsoon climate. Summers in Jianshui is hot and rainy, where as winters are mild and dry. The climate of Jianshui is generally warm and temperate.

Because there is no severe cold in Jianshui during the winter, tourists can visit all year. The best months to visit Jianshui, are March to April and September to November, when the weather and rainfall are pleasant.

Furthermore, because of the mild climate in winter, Jianshui attracts a large number of tourists from other cold places.

Temperatures and precipitation of Jianshui

Temperatures and precipitation of Jianshui

To follow daily Jianshui and Yunnan weather forecasts, you can check the site: accuweather.com

Things to Do in Jianshui by Season

Spring (February ~ May)

Spring in Jianshui is very pleasant, it’s warm and rainless. The average low temperature is about 15°C (59°F), and high temperature is about 27°C (81°F). But the temperature difference between morning and evening is large, so you should pack T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts and jackets.

  • Swallow Cave

Swallow Cave is located in the mountains 30 km east of Jianshui County and every spring, thousands of swallows would fly here to build nests that is why called “the Swallow Cave”. Inside the cave, there are three large-scale karst landscapes, with a total of over 40,000 square meters of excursion area.

Every year in late March, flocks of swallows fly to Swallow Cave to build their nests on the cliff face.

Summer (May ~ August)

Summer in Jianshui is hot and rainy, with most of the rainfall falling in Summer. The highest temperature reaches 30℃ (86°F) in May.

  • Take an excursion train to see the Lotus blooming at Tuanshan Village

In summer, you can take the excursion train from Jianshui Old Town to Tuanshan Village to see the lotus flowers. In May, the lotus flowers are in full bloom at Tuanshan Village. Jianshui is hot and rainy in summer, so take the train to avoid the sunburns and rain.

Autumn (September ~ Middle November)

Autumn in Jianshui is very pleasant, it’s warm and rainless. As it becomes cooler gradually, you should prepare some warm clothes in case of a sudden drop in temperature.

  • Confucian Cultural Festival

As where the second largest Confucian Temple is located, Jianshui has been holding the Confucian Cultural Festival since 2005, to commemorate the great philosopher and educator on 28 September, the birthday of Confucian. The activities include a ceremony to worship Confucian, cultural performances, painting and calligraphy exhibitions, and a costume parade.

Winter (Middle November ~ January)

Winter in Jianshui is mild and comfortable. The average temperature is about 15°C (59°F). The pleasant climate attracts many tourists from cold places to travel to Jianshui.

  • Enjoy the warm and delicious Jianshui food

Team Pot Chicken is one of Yunnan’s famous dishes, and it has been spread among the people in southern Yunnan more than 2,000 years ago. Jianshui produces a unique pottery pot, and there is a small vertical tubal hole in the center of this pot, which is specially used for steaming food. Because the broth is condensed from steam, the taste of the chicken is less lost during the steaming process, so its natural flavor is maintained, the chicken is tender, and the soup is clear and delicious.

Jianshui Roasted tofu is another representative of Yunnan food, and the method of making tofu has been around for 600 years. After the recommendation of “A Bite of China”, the Jianshui Roasted tofu became well-known all over the country.

Weather and Climate of other regions of Yunnan

find out more about the weather, and the best times to travel to other main Yunnan destinations below.

Trips and Tours Ideas in Jianshui

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Sky Mirror: Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

4 days | Kunming, Shilin, Jianshui and Yuanyang
A short trip including the most beautiful and majestic rice terraces of China and lively ethnic markets.


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Wonders of Yunnan

15 days | Best seller | Prices start from 1,369 $
A 15-day travel plan includes the classics of Yunnan and destinations off the beaten track. Explore the colorful minority culture and varied scenery of Yunnan during the trip.