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 Chengdu Weather in May

Chengdu Weather in May

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Nov. 24, 2023
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Weather: May is mild and warm, and occasionally hot. It is excellent touring weather. The average high temperature is 26 °C (79 °F), and the average low temperature is 17 °C (63 °F). It rains more during May (15 days of the month), and is quite humid. 

Clothing: Summer clothes like T-shirts are appropriate, but also bring a light coat or a sweater for the occasional coolness. If you go outdoors, take an umbrella in case it rains.

Things to Do in May

The Dragon Boat Games in Xinjin may fall in late May or June depending on the year. Enjoy the exciting sport and the local customs of the Dragon Boat Festival during the fine weather.

Dujiangyan: This is an amazing feat of engineering that was created in 256 BC. That was 2,270 years ago! It is still used. It's now a UNESCO Heritage site. It transformed China by helping to make Chengdu the grain basket of China. It is one of Chengdu's top 5 favorite foreign tourist spots;

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Four Girls Mountain: If you have the time and desire to enjoy some hiking and natural scenery, then these peaks in Sichuan are an option. These mountains have become one of China's top hiking areas.

Peak Tourist Season

May is a peak month for Chengdu's tourism business, especially around the National Labor Day holiday. These public holidays usually are the first three days of May, and the city gets quite crowded.

Hotel room prices may be higher than usual, and transportation is also busier with train and flight tickets difficult to purchase. If you plan to visit around May 1, make your arrangements in advance and we can help you get discounted room rates and tickets.

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