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Kunming Weather in July

Torch Festival of Yi People Everyone sings and dances around the bonfire during the Yi Torch Festival.

Weather: July is part of the rainy and warm monsoon season. It isn't hot. On sunny days, the temperature might reach 15 °C (59 °F) to 28 °C (82 °F), and on rainy days, the temperature is cooler, between 10 °C (50 °F) and 20 °C (68 °F). The average daily high temperature for the month is 24 °C (75 °F), and the average daily low temperature is 17 °C (63 °F).

July and August are the rainiest months. It rains about 2/3 of the days of the month, and there is about 204 mm of total rainfall.

Clothing: Bring long sleeve clothing, T-shirts, a light water resistant jacket and rain gear. You'll need protection both on sunny days and on rainy days. Wear shoes that are easy to dry, and if you go hiking, make sure your shoes have good traction. On sunny days, the UV radiation is high, so covering your skin and wearing a help might help. See the current weather and forecast>>

Things to Do in Kunming in July

Experience the Yi Torch Festival: A local minority called the Yi have a traditional festival on the 24th day of the sixth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This festival usually takes place in the middle of July. On this traditional day, the Yi people dress splendidly and gather together. During the daytime, people fight bulls and wrestle. In the evening, people dance and sing around a campfire.

Enjoy the local shopping: The main shopping streets called Qingnian Road, Dongfeng Road and Zhengyi Road contain both malls and small shops. You can find foreign brands at the malls and locally produced handicrafts and art at the small shops. The Yi ethnic people mentioned above make a type of handbag that is both artistic and beautiful. These may also be had quite cheaply. Kunming is also known for wax print artwork, clothes, and fabric.

Visit the Western Hills: Just 15 kilometers west of Kunming City is a big popular park for people of all ages. If the weather is dry, it is an opportunity to be among thousands of recreating Chinese, who appreciate the fresh air of the high altitude park, which is 2,350 meters high (7,700 feet). People worship at the temples (the Longman Grottoes, Huating Temple, and Taihua Temple) and enjoy the panorama of Lake Dianchi. There are extensive walking paths, a tram, buses, and carts for access.

Take a look at Yunnan Provincial Museum: On rainy days, step into this interesting museum where you can see artifacts from the prehistoric times until modern times. You can learn about the history of Yunnan Province and China. There is a section for the Dian Kingdom that once existed in the area, and you can see some Stone Age artifacts. Another section is about ethnic minorities and their clothing, art, and history. The building is a modernized Soviet-style building.

Kunming Tours in July

High Travel Season

Students have summer vacation in July, and the Chinese tourists crowd the local attractions and drive up the price for hotel accommodations and tickets for flights and trains. Instead of waiting in lines at the train stations for tickets or trying to book rooms remotely, we can help arrange your hotel rooms and tickets by our experience.

Tour Packages

The 3-day tour of Kunming: You'll see the highlights around Kunming such as Stone Forest Park and Green Lake Park. You could modify our trip and go to West Hill if you wish.

The 8-day Shangri-La Tour: The scenery in Yunnan Province ranges from jungles in the south to snowy mountain ranges. During the tour, you'll see a variety of places around Yunnan including Jiuxiang Cave, Stone Forest, Dali, Lijiang, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge. About 90% of the clients we serve tailor their tour for their interests! See the links below to decide about the best places to go in the summer.

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Kunming Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
July   1 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   2 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   3 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   4 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   5 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   6 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   7 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   8 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   9 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   10 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   11 74 °F 23.33 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   12 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   13 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   14 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   15 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   16 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   17 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   18 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   19 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   20 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   21 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   22 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   23 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   24 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   25 75 °F 23.89 °C 62 °F 16.67 °C
July   26 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
July   27 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
July   28 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
July   29 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
July   30 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C
July   31 75 °F 23.89 °C 61 °F 16.11 °C

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