Weather: July gets the furnace smelter temperatures Chongqing is known for. It is the second hottest month of the year after August. When the sun shines with the high humidity of 76%, it is hot. The average temperatures range from a high of 33 °C (91 °F) to 25 °C (77 °F) at night.
There are 12 days of rain in the month for a total of 175 mm. It is usually partly cloudy or cloudy, and there is some smog.
Forecast: The weather is changeable, so stay abreast of the local weather forecast>>
Air quality: Lightly polluted
Clothing: Shorts and T-shirts and rain gear.
In July, you can duck indoors to museums or malls if it is hot or use the long summer days to explore. It is also good month for a river cruise on the Daning and Yangtze.
The Lesser Three Gorges: It is a good time to see the lush green gorges. Both the water and the landscape are green contrasting with the muddy brown color of the Yangtze. Most tourists say that the scenery is better than at the big Three Gorges. Cool river breezes help you to stay cool.
Ciqikou Old Town: You can walk the many lanes, shop, and see the old architecture. This isn't an area for bargain hunting as much as for recreation. Try the Sour and Hot Noodles as in the picture above. It helps you feel better in muggy weather.
Stillwell Museum: This museum is for people interested in WWII history. It was the former cottage of General Stillwell who helped defend China in the war.
The summer vacations for schools and universities start in early or middle July. They get almost two months off, and they usually plan to take trips with their families, friends or colleagues.
Flights tickets and hotel rooms are hard to book. China Highlights can help you reserve these at a large discount. Planning to go to Chongqing? See our Chongqing tours for more information.
Chongqing has 72-hour visa free visits. This means you can tour the large city region without a visa and save money and time.
7-Day Yangtze and Li Rivers Tour: Cruise the Yangtze and tour Chongqing. Visit the Chongqing Zoo and Ciqikou. Cruise on the Li River too where you can enjoy the river and beautiful lush summer natural scenery.
Yangtze Gold Cruises: Luxury liners help you enjoy your tour of the Yangtze in style. These are the newest liners with hi-tech facilities.