Weather: The rainy season lasts until August. During June, the minimum temperature is 23 °C (73 °F), and the maximum temperature is 29 °C (84 °F).
June has the highest of rainfall of all the months. In June, total rainfall averages 185 millimeters (7 inches), and the month sees about 15 rainy days. It is also the most humid month. The average relative humidity hits 86%. Average wind speed during the month is only 3 m/s. Given the increasing rainfall, the change in average monthly temperature is at its lowest, at 6 °C (42 °F). See the current weather and forecast>>
Clothing: Summer clothes such as shorts, shirts, and skirts are advised. As rainfall is frequent, bring an umbrella.
Watch the Dragon Boat Festival: The annual festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. This is usually in June. It is also called the 5th Day Festival in Xiamen. In 2014, it is on June 2. It is held in the municipal district of Jimei and is north of the Xiamen airport. It has been a big festival race for years, where dragon boat racers vie for the prize. It is also called the Jimei Dragon Boat (集美龙舟) Races.
Take a walk in Gulangyu Island: On the nearby island, you can enjoy the sea scenery, the restaurants, the coffee shops, and the tea parlors. It is only five minutes away by ferry. The narrow lanes have old colonial architecture that date from before WWII when the island was a foreign settlement. It is a pedestrian tourist area, and you can shop for souvenirs.
Mount Wuyi Park: This is a natural park in Fujian Province with numerous high stairways that lead to scenic overlooks. You can do a lot of stair climbing. If you don't want the exercise, you can see the highlights by vehicle or take a river rafting trip. Nine-Bend Stream has scenic red sandstone formations that stand out against the skyline. The park is a noted wildlife sanctuary.
June is during the peak travel season for visiting Xiamen, so book your tickets in advance. Hotel rates are often higher than usual during this month, and tourist attractions are crowded. By our experience, we can help you book a room you'll enjoy, perhaps at a discount, and help you get your flight and train tickets. Why wait in line to get tickets during this busy travel season?
If you are planning a Xiamen tour, please see our recommended tours below for inspirations:
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Take advantage of the newly-opened bullet trains between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Xiamen. You can travel between Hong Kong and Xiamen in only four hours at 200 kilometers per hour, and it is worth doing just for the novelty; and it is about 5 times cheaper than a flight. You can modify as per your interests to include Hong Kong, Macau, and Shenzhen too.