Weather: August is the hottest month of the year, and it is also the most rainy month. The average temperature hits 29 °C (84 °F). The average minimum temperature is 25 °C (77 °F), and the maximum average temperature is 32 °C (90 °F).
Total rainfall averages 208 millimeters, and the month sees about 10 rainy days. The high rainfall amount is due to typhoons and tropical storms that frequently come during the month. If you are planning to travel to Xiamen during August, pay attention to the weather forecast. See the current weather and forecast>>
Clothing: Summer clothes are still suitable. If you go out on sunny days, wear a hat and a pair of sunglasses to protect yourself. Ultraviolet radiation is strong then.
Things to Do
Gulangyu Island: Just off the coast of Xiamen city is a small island with garden areas, narrow alleys with colonial architecture that date from before WWII. There is also nice sea scenery. It is also known for its piano museum and the China International Piano Competition that is held every three years. The competition was last held in November of 2013.
Enjoy a river boat trip: You can enjoy a Lu River night cruise on a warm summer's night. See the sights along the river while enjoying drinks or something to eat. You can see the city lights, and depending on the route, you might see Gulangyu Garden, Yanwu Bridge, Haicang Bridge, or Xiamen Shipyard.
Xiamen was one of China's first special economic zones, and it has a large foreign presence. Tourists can enjoy the nightlife, the good quality food at the expat-oriented restaurants, and the general environmental quality. It is known as one of China's cleanest cities. Enjoy the cruise on a warm evening with fresh breezes.
Mount Wuyi Park: The natural park in Fujian Province has numerous high stairways that lead up to scenic overlooks. If you want to, you can hike and get a lot of exercise. If you don't want to hike, see the highlights by vehicle or take a river rafting trip. Nine-Bend Stream has scenic red sandstone formations. The park is a noted wildlife sanctuary, so you can get photos of wildlife too.
High Travel Season
The tourist sites are more crowded than usual in August. Transportation is also busy. If you want to visit Xiamen, book your flight and train tickets in advance, and we might be able to give you a discount and deliver the tickets to you conveniently. Hotel rates are often higher than usual during this month, and we can help you book a hotel room you'll like. Why wait in line in train stations just to get tickets?
Popular Tours to Xiamen
If you are planning a Xiamen tour, please see our recommended tours below for inspirations:
- 4-Day Garden City, Gulangyu Island and Tulou Combination - Garden City and Tulou Combination
- 9-Day Xiamen-Yongding-Xiapu Photography Tour - Xiamen Photography Tour
Not interested in the above tours? Just tell us your interests and requirements, China Highlights will tailor-make you a perfect Xiamen tour.
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.