Xishuangbanna Weather

Xishuangbanna Weather

Best Time to Visit Xishuangbanna

Xishuangbanna is located in the southernmost part of Yunnan Province, south of the Tropic of Cancer and bordering Laos and Myanmar. Xishuangbanna has a tropical monsoon climate and is hot all year round, with an average annual temperature of around 21°C. The warm winters make this one of the best destinations in China for escaping the cold. There is no summer or winter here, only a rainy season and a dry season.

The best time to visit Xishuangbanna is from October to June of the following year. This is the dry season in Xishuangbanna, when the weather is favorable, the temperatures mild, and the many tropical fruits ripe.

If you are traveling to Yunnan in winter, Xishuangbanna would be the perfect choice for a Christmas or New Year’s holiday!

Temperatures and precipitation of Xishuangbanna

Temperatures and precipitation of Xishuangbanna

To follow daily Xishuangbanna and Yunnan weather forecasts, you can check the site: yourweather.co.uk

The Dry Season (November ~ April)

The dry season in Xishuangbanna is from November to April. This period is popular with tourists as it is mostly sunny, with low humidity and comfortable temperatures.

The Rainy season (May ~ October)

The rainy season in Xishuangbanna is from May to October when the weather is hot and humid and almost 85% of the rainfall is concentrated in this period. It rains almost every day during these months, but it is usually a shower that clears up quickly. Sudden rains may stop the visits, but the rainy season is the low season in Xishuangbanna, many people still choose to travel during this time. With few visitors during these months, the cost of everything also fell.

If you travel to Xishuangbanna during this period, you can taste a variety of delicious tropical fruits, which will make you salivate.

Things to Do in Xishuangbanna

  • Water Splashing Festival

The Water-Splashing Festival in mid-April every year is also called the Bathing Buddha Festival, which is the New Year of the Dai people. People get up early in the morning to bathe and worship the Buddha. After that, they will celebrate for several consecutive days. During this period, everyone splashes each other with pure water, praying to wash away the problems of the past year. By joining this local carnival festival, you can feel the enthusiasm and uniqueness of the Dai people in Xishuangbanna.

  • Tropical Botanical Garden

Xishuangbanna is world-famous for its amazing tropical rainforest landscapes and ethnic customs. The superior climate of Xishuangbanna provides suitable growth conditions for tropical and subtropical flora and fauna.

Menglun Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in Asia. In this 860-hectare garden, there are more than 3000 species of varieties of local and foreign tropical and subtropical plants. Here you will find the “King of Tea Trees” for about 800 years old. You can wander around the Rainforest inside the garden and explore giant trees and exotic plants, Stroll among the Distinctive plants and Flowers garden, enjoy a refreshing and relaxing time. If you are a botany lover, this is one of the highlights you won’t miss traveling in Yunnan province.

  • Gajah Liar Valley (Sanchahe Nature Reserve)

47km northeast of Jinghong city, Gajah Liar Valley is home to the last population of semi-wild elephants in China. A true paradise for biodiversity within lush tropical vegetation also homes to Bengal tigers, Leopards, and more than 500 species of mammals.

  • Tropical Flower Garden

Tropical Flower Garden is located in the center of Jinghong city, it covers an area of 120 hectares, where you can enjoy more than 300 kinds of tropical flowers and 600 kinds of tropical economic plants. The tropical flower garden has flowers in bloom all year round, with beautiful scenery and verdant trees. The tropical flower garden mainly embodies plants such as tropical plants and flowers, tropical rubber, and tropical fruits.

  • Bubang Wangtianshu Air Corridor

Wangtianshu is one of the unique tree species in Xishuangbanna, meaning “tree that gazes upon the sky”. The height of Wangtianshu can reach 70 meters.

Wangtianshu Scenic Area is located in Mengla County, 134 kilometers away from Jinghong. There is a walkway through the canopy in the park, and you can experience a thrilling “air corridor” overlooking the entire forest.

You can also hike in the forest, admire the various ecological wonders and breathe in the fresh air. (except the rainy season)

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 Xishuangbanna

Jinghong Mekong River Market

Tropical China in Xishuangbanna

6 days | Jinghong, and Jingmai
As a locality of the Dai minority, the rice terraces, tea gardens, primitive forests, and valleys compose the marvelous landscapes of Xishuangbanna.

Xishuangbanna Elephants 2

Highlights of Yunnan (with Xishuangbanna)

24 days | Combine the highlights of Yunnan’s north and south
A 24-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.

Rice Terraces Yuanyang

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.