Weather: The city is cooler than in July generally, but the "Xi'an furnace city" season is in full swing. The temperature occasionally exceeds 38 °C (100 °F). It is particularly uncomfortable and muggy because the average humidity is 75 percent. There is about 71 mm of rain each August. It rains about 9 days each August and cools down after the rains.
Having cool transport, restaurants, and hotels provides welcome relief. Tour Xi'an with China Highlights, and we'll keep you cool, doing our best to ensure that you have a comfortable experience in China despite the heat. See below.
Clothing: You'll need summer clothing. Make sure you drink plenty of water and protect yourself from the sun to avoid getting heat stroke. Carry some water with you too.
You can cool off under the trees strolling along under the granite cliffs for a nice summer hike. The national park is somewhat reminiscent of Yosemite, but it is smaller. There is also a cable car to ride to see the site.
The scenic area is 20 kilometers (12 miles) from downtown Xian and covers an area of 32 square kilometers (12 square miles). The highest peak is 2,600 meters tall (a cool 8,540 feet). It is a national geopark and is rated a Grade AAAA scenic spot in China.
On hot days Shaanxi History Museum a place to keep cool. The large national museum is dedicated to the history of Xi'an, the capital city of many old dynasties and kingdoms. It is considered one of the best museums in the country.
You'll need more than two hours to get a good look at the large array of artifacts. There are precious porcelain pieces of outstanding beauty, and it is a good place to learn about China. Entrance is free, so you might find it crowded. It is next to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Visiting Xi'an in August: Important Travel Tips and Popular Tours
Sweltering August is a high travel month because of summer vacation. Travel costs are higher than normal, and tourist attractions are crowded. Let us help you book flights and train tickets.
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