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The Best Time for Traveling to Pingyao

The Best Time for Traveling to Pingyao

The best time for traveling to Pingyao is in January, September and October.

Indeed, you can travel to Pingyao at any time of the year since the temperature is mild year round. However, its better go there in autumn as it is quite cool and comfortable. Additionally, the Pingyao International Photographic Exhibition is annually held in Pingyao at the end of September. It’s so spectacular that you can’t miss it. Though it’s cold in winter, it’s not so packed as the peak season. You can also watch the folk performances during the festivities and appreciate the grandeur snow scene of the ancient town. So winter is also a good time for traveling. In addition, the festive atmosphere during the Spring Festival is so strong and the activities vary so much that you’ll find yourself enjoying the festivities.

Pingyao is located in the temperate continental monsoon semiarid zone. Its features include: getting warm fast and it is windy in spring with a great difference between the temperatures during day and night. It is sweltering hot and rains a lot in summer and the temperature drops down in autumn with smaller amount of rainfall. It is usually cool and sunny with abundant sunshine, as well as cold and seldom snows in the winter. Its annual average temperature is 10.1℃ with an average temperature of -5.5℃ in January-the coldest month and an average temperature of 24℃ in July, which is the hottest month. It hottest hours are from 13:00-15:00 p.m. and its coldest around sunrise.