Dujiangyan & Mount Qingcheng Weather | Best Time to Visit


Dujiangyan, located quite close to Chengdu City with only 59km away, is usually chosen by numerous travelers to do panda volunteer program as well as enjoy one-day side trip to Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng.

Dujiangyan belongs to subtropical monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons, early spring, hot summer, cool autumn and cold winter. Highest temperature would reach in summer about 30℃ and the lowest temperature in winter is about 2℃. Average annual temperature in Dujiangyan is 15.2℃, annual average precipitation is about 1200mm and the annual average frost-free period is 280 days.

Best Time to Visit Dujiangyan

In Dujiangyan, each season has its own beauty. Similar Chengdu, Dujiangyan is suitable to be visited throughout the year. Among the four seasons based on the temperature, the best time to visit Dujiangyan is from April to October.

Dujiangyan Panda Base: can be visited all the year round; if you want to do panda volunteer program, you’d better come in spring, autumn and winter. (spring is the peak season to do the program.)

Mount Qingcheng: Summer is the best time to escape the heat and feel the cool in the peaceful forest. Spring and Autumn have its own charm to have a better understanding about Taoism culture.

Dujiangyan Qingming Drainage Festival: With a history of more than 1800 years, Dujiangyan Qingming Drainage Festival is the oldest, most important and most distinctive large-scale Folk Festival in Dujiangyan. The festival is from 4th April to 7th April, and attracts lots of tourist from both home and aboard. It’s a good way to learn more about local traditions and cultures.

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Dujiangyan Seasons to Go

Dujiangyan city has four distinct seasons. Spring in Dujiangyan is from March to May, and its temperature rising steadily with an average temperature around 17°C. Summer is from June to August with higher temperature and greater precipitation, with 24.8°C average temperature and 205mm annual monthly precipitation. Autumn is a beautiful time of the year from September to November, its cooler temperature make it more comfortable to be outdoors. Winter is cold and dry from December to February. The lowest temperature can drop to 2°C.
Spring (March to May)
As spring approaches, trees begin to send forth tender buds. Everything recovers, showing beautiful color, strands of rain drift to the land, dressing the planet in green. It’s a perfect time to plan a spring outing. You can join the Dujiangyan Qingming Drainage Festival on 4th April and learn more about the local culture and custom. Spring is the best time to participate in the panda volunteer program in Dujiangyan Panda Base. As weather warms up, everything comes to life, pandas are no exception. Visiting Dujiangyan Panda Base during spring, volunteers can closely observe the giant pandas of different ages resting, eating and drinking, playing with each other, using enrichment toys. You can also learn how to clean the pandas’ enclosures, prepare special panda food, chop bamboo and most importantly, feed the cute pandas.
It is still cool in spring from March to May in Dujiangyan. The average temperature is from 12℃ to 21℃. Average monthly precipitation during this period is about 54mm.
What to Wear
You are advised to wear T-shirts and thin coats when visiting Dujiangyan in spring.
Recommended Places to Visit & Tour Package:
Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Dujiangyan Panda Base, Mount Qingcheng
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Dujiangyan in Spring

Dujiangyan Qingming Drainage Festival

Dujiangyan Panda in Spring

Dujiangyan Panda Base

Summer (June to August)
In summer, Mount Qingcheng is regarded as a great summer resort in Dujiangyan. Though it often rains in summer, Mount Qingcheng in the rain and fog is as well very attractive and beautiful. You will feel pleasantly cool if you tour Mount Qingcheng in summer.
After a day tour in Dujiangyan Irrigation System, grab a bottle of cool bear and try local snacks on the night Beer Festival in Dujiangyan, what a luxury! You can also join the Two Kings Temple Fair held in June of lunar calendar every year to commemorate Li Bing and his son, who built the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Learn more about the magnificence of this program and the significance of this program to local people.
In summer, the weather in Dujiangyan is not as hot as that in Chengdu. Average temperature is from 23.8℃ to 25.4℃. Due to the fine weather in summer, Dujiangyan is a good summer resort near Chengdu. But it rains more in summer than other seasons, with a annual monthly precipitation around 205mm.
What to Wear
T-shirts and shorts are recommended, as well sunglasses and sunscreen products. Since it rains a lot in summer, you are also suggested bringing rain gears with you.
Recommended Places to Visit & Tour Package:
Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng
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Mount Qingcheng in Summer

Mount Qingcheng in Summer

Dujiangyan in Summer

Dujiangyan in Summer

Autumn (September to November)
The cold breeze, crisp air and the wonderful sunshine is what makes autumn the perfect time of the year for taking a hike outdoors, enjoying every inch of nature changing its colors. Its cooler temperatures make it more comfortable to plan a hiking tour in Mount Qingcheng or join the meaningful volunteering program.
The weather in autumn is cool and pleasant. The average temperature ranges from 12.4℃ to 21.7℃. The temperature will decrease as October comes. Rainfalls decrease significantly from September and there is only 17mm precipitation in November.
What to Wear
The recommended clothes to wear are long-sleeved T-shirts and thin coats.
Recommended Places to Visit & Tour Package:
Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng, Dujiangyan Panda Base
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Mount Qingcheng in Autumn

Dujiangyan in Autumn

Winter (December to February)
In winter, Dujiangyan becomes a quiet place. After a year’s hard working, you can give yourself a break, get close to nature to relax your pressure and stress from work and life. Try hot springs in Mount Qingcheng to lighten your mood and spend the weekend with your families and friends.
It is also not very cold in winter. The average temperature is from 5℃ to 11℃. On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
What to Wear
You can wear warm down jackets, thick trousers and thick shoes when you visit Dujiangyan in winter. And the openning hours of Lidui Park, where Dujiangyan Irrigation System is, is from 8:00 to 17:30. 
Recommended Places to Visit & Tour Package:
Mount Qingcheng
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Mount Qingcheng in Winter

Mount Qingcheng in Winter

Qingchengshan Hot Spring

Hot Springs in Mount Qingcheng

How to Plan your Dujiangyan Tour

Usually, tourists take a side trip from Chengdu to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Most of them spend half a day around (3~4 hours) to explore the magical Dujiangyan Irrigation System. And during the rest of that day, they will head to Mount Qingcheng to indulge in the peaceful natural forest and holy Taoist culture. Before or after the Dujiangyan tour, many visitors will take 1~2 days or so to discover the delicious food and fantastic attractions in Chengdu downtown, like Chengdu Panda Base, Jinli Ancient Street, etc.

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For those who love adorable pandas and want a unique date with panda different from Chengdu Panda Base, they will leave themselves another whole day to be a happy Panda Volunteer of Dujiangyan Panda Base, preparing food and even feeding the pandas there.

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Average Temperature & Rainfall of Dujiangyan

Average Temperature & Rainfall of Dujiangyan City

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature(°C) 5.5 8.4 12.7 17.3 21.4 23.8 25.4 25.2 21.7 17.4 12.4 7.1
Precipitation(mm) 5 11 22 51 88 119 229 266 114 48 17 6

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