August in Chongqing sees the highest temperatures of the year, as its average temperature during the day can go from 25 °C (77 °F) to 34 °C (93.2 °F). The temperature has surged up to nearly 40 °C (104 °F) in recent years, and the entire day can be scorching. You may feel you can't go outside even with a sun umbrella, as the sunshine is so strong.
Short pants and a T-shirt are indispensable this month and some sunstroke-prevention supplies are also needed when you go out.
August may fall during the peak travel season, especially for students on their summer holidays. Famous scenic spots such as White Emperor City and Ciqikou Old Town may be full of tourists. Hotel rooms and train tickets are much more difficult to book and ticket prices are much higher than normal. Consult our website to book hotel rooms and flight tickets at a big discount, and see the information on our tours to Chongqing.