Leshan Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Leshan Buddha2023


Leshan city is in the southwest of Sichuan, about 150 kilometers away from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. Leshan Giant Buddha, also known as Lingyun Giant Buddha is located by the Minjiang River, Qingyi River and Dadu River, facing Leshan City across the river. As the region is located near 29 ° north latitude, the city belongs to the subtropical climate zone, with four distinct seasons, abundant rainfall, long frost free period. The annual average temperature is between 16.5℃ and 18.0 ℃, and the annual average frost free period is more than 300 days. From the foothills to the top of the mountain, there are different climate zones: middle subtropical zone, warm temperate zone, warm temperate zone, cold temperate zone. Affected by the monsoon and the uplift of the terrain, the climate is humid and the rainfall is abundant. In most areas, the annual average precipitation is more than 1000mm. The precipitation in summer and autumn accounts for about 80% of the whole year, while the rainfall in winter and spring only accounts for 20%. The annual minimum precipitation is mostly below 900mm, and the annual maximum precipitation in some areas is more than 2000mm.

Best Time to Visit Leshan Giant Buddha

You can visit Leshan in any season you want. The best time to visit Leshan is spring (March~May) and autumn (September to November). During these two seasons, the weather is more comfortable, neither rainy nor cold. Summer is also a good season to escape the sultriness in the urban area. However, you may encounter a lot of tourists here from late June to August and on weekends and holiday in early October.

Average Leshan Giant Buddha Temperature by Month

MonthRecommended RateMax Temp.Min Temp.

Leshan Giant Buddha Seasons to Go

Spring in Leshan is humid and cool with an average temperature from 10℃ to 17℃ It is the best season to travel Mt Emei. It may be still cold and very foggy by the river on the morning of the early spring.
What to Wear
You are recommended to wear windbreakers, antiskid shoes, jackets, sweaters, trousers, long sleeve, sweater, for the spring. You may need to wear more in early March and the temperature will keep going up since then.
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Spring in Leshan

Leshan Weather in March

  • High Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Humidity: 83%
  • Rainfall: 58 mm
  • Rainy Days: 13.3 days
  • Sunrise: 6:56am-7:31am
  • Sunset: 7:03pm-7:22pm

Leshan Weather in April

  • High Temperature: 19°C /66°F
  • Low Temperature: 13°C / 55°F
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Rainfall: 104 mm
  • Rainy Days: 14.7 days
  • Sunrise: 6:24am-6:55am
  • Sunset: 7:23pm-7:40pm

Leshan Weather in May

  • High Temperature: 22°C /71°F
  • Low Temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Rainfall: 168 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16.1 days
  • Sunrise: 6:05am-6:23am
  • Sunset: 7:41pm-7:59pm
Summer in Emei is cool and humid with an average temperature from 21°C to 29°C. It may be even cooler when you go to shadowy area on the mountain or take a boat on the river.
What to Wear
You are recommended to wear shirt, jeans, windbreakers, antiskid hiking shoes for the day time, and jackets, sweaters, trousers, long sleeve, sweater, for the night. Please bring your raincoat and umbrella, since it rains very often during the summer time.
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Leshan Summer

Leshan Weather in June

  • High Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Rainfall: 198 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16.8 days
  • Sunrise: 6:04am-6:07am
  • Sunset: 8:00pm-8:09pm
  • Leshan Weather in July

  • High Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Rainfall: 223 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16.4 days
  • Sunrise: 6:08am-6:23am
  • Sunset: 7:58pm-8:09pm
  • Leshan Weather in August

  • High Temperature: 27°C / 81°F
  • Low Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Rainfall: 242 mm
  • Rainy Days: 15.2 days
  • Sunrise: 6:24am-6:41am
  • Sunset: 7:29pm-7:57pm
  • Autumn
    It is a comfortable season to travel Leshan. The average temperature in Leshan is from 19°C to 26°C during autumn. However, you may avoid going there on the national holiday in the early October and weekends, for there will be lots of people.
    What to Wear
    The temperature is comfortable from September to the mid-November and it keeps going down since the mid September. You are recommended to wear windbreakers, antiskid shoes, jackets, sweaters, trousers, long sleeve, sweater in the early autumn and wear overcoats, winter coat, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs after November.
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    Autumn in Leshan

    Leshan Weather in September

  • High Temperature: 23°C / 73°F
  • Low Temperature: 18°C / 64°F
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Rainfall: 173 mm
  • Rainy Days: 17.6 days
  • Sunrise: 6:41am-6:57am
  • Sunset: 6:52pm-7:27pm
  • Leshan Weather in October

  • High Temperature: 18°C / 64°FF
  • Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Humidity: 91%
  • Rainfall: 95 mm
  • Rainy Days: 16.2 days
  • Sunrise: 6:59am-7:18am
  • Sunset: 6:21pm-6:52pm
  • Leshan Weather in November

  • High Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
  • Low Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Humidity: 87%
  • Rainfall: 37 mm
  • Rainy Days: 10.5 days
  • Sunrise: 6:57am-7:16am
  • Sunset: 6:19pm-6:51pm
  • Winter
    It is the coldest in Leshan with fewer tourists with the temperature from 8°C to 12 °C. Though it barely snows, if you are lucky, you may encounter the snow-covered Giant Buddha.
    What to Wear
    It is very humid and cold in winter, especially on the mountain area or by the river. The temperature keeps drops down from the mid November, and you are recommended to wear overcoats, sweaters, winter coat, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs to keep warm, and a pair of antiskid hiking shoes and bring some warm paste if you are sensitive to the coldness.
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    Winter in Leshan

    Leshan Weather in December

  • High Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Low Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Rainfall: 16 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9.2 days
  • Sunrise: 7:17am-7:40am
  • Sunset: 6:05pm-6:19pm
  • Leshan Weather in January

  • High Temperature: 8°C / 46°F
  • Low Temperature: 3°C / 37°F
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Rainfall: 15 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9.8 days
  • Sunrise: 7:55am-8:00am
  • Sunset: 6:16pm-6:41pm
  • Leshan Weather in February

  • High Temperature: 9°C / 48°F
  • Low Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Rainfall: 23 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11.8 days
  • Sunrise: 7:32am-7:54am
  • Sunset: 6:42pm-7:03pm
  • Average Temperature and Rainfall of Leshan

    Leshan Weather

      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Avg. High Temp (°C) 8 9 14 19 22 25 25 27 23 18 14 9
    Avg. Low Temp (°C) 3 5 9 13 17 20 22 21 18 14 9 5
    Rainfall (mm) 15 23 58 104 168 198 223 242 173 95 37 16
    Avg. Raining Days 9.8 11.8 13.3 14.7 16.1 16.8 16.4 15.2 17.6 16.2 10.5 9.2

    How to Plan Your Leshan Giant Buddha Tour

    Leshan Giant Buddha is located about 2 hours’ driving from downtown Chengdu. After your Panda tour in Chengdu, you will be transfer to Leshan in the morning. You’re suggested to make a Buddha boat tour within half a day, if your schedule is tight and you plan to visit Mount Emei in the afternoon. Of course, you can choose to hike if there are less visitors and you get to the scenic area very early. When time permits, you may have an in-depth exploration of Leshan Giant Buddha, try the two visiting ways together to enjoy different views and scenery, even go to nearby spots in Leshan, such as experiencing the only existing coal-burned railway in China - Jiayang Steam Train in Qianwei County, etc. Extended Emeishan Tours usually takes about 1 to 2 days, depending on your hiking route, physical condition and length of holiday. >> 2 Days Leshan Giant Buddha Visit with Jiayang Steam Train Experience

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