June is the beginning of real summer weather in China. The summer heat begins to set in and the temperature rises, with temperatures reaching over 30°C (86°F).
The regions south of the Yangtze River are in peak rainy season. The humidity amplifies the heat and it feels sultry.
It is hot everywhere, so shorts are enough. You may need to bring layers if you get cold under air-conditioning. Please remember to bring rain gear, sun glasses and sun cream.
Summer in Kunming is warm, but not too hot. Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, enjoys the nickname Spring City thanks to its spring-like weather all year round.
Mountain Emei in Sichuan Province in Southwest China is one of the most well-known summer destinations in China thanks to its pleasant weather, congenial atmosphere, the inspiring natural scenery and its Buddhist heritage.
Chengde Summer Palace, also called Hot River Palace is located in the north of Chengde Prefecture, Hebei Province, North-Central China, and is where emperors of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) spent their summers to escape the summer heat in Beijing.
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