Yuanyang Weather & Seasons

With subtropical monsoon climate, Yuanyang owns a mild weather, having an average annual temperature around 15 °C, and 1670 hours annual sunlight. It has abundant rainfall with average annual rainfall of 1397.6mm, and relative humidity of 85% throughout the year, fog period of 174-180 days.

It’s available to visit Yuanyang Rice Terraces all year round. If you want to catch the most beautiful terraces scenery, November to next April is the best time to visit Yuanyang. Although there is no distinctive difference of seasons, the daily temperature can be varied from 32 °C to -2.6 °C, so you’d better check the specific weather condition before you tour Yuanyang.

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Yuanyang Seasons to Go

Spring
Spring in Yuanyang comes early, after March, the weather will get warmer. During January to March, there are some temperature changes between day and night. So T-shirts, long-sleeved shirts as well as thin jackets are needed.
Seasonal Activities
Take photographs of sunrise and sunset at Duoyishu Rice Terrace and Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) Rice Terrace to enjoy the breathtaking natural view; have a trip to visit Temple of Confucius in Jianshui County to feel the ancient Chinese culture.
Summer
The temperature in Summer is higher than other seasons, though the weather is quite pleasant and not too hot. In order to escape solar radiation, you need sunglasses and sun screen. Also T-shirts and thin jackets are necessary for daily temperature Volatility.
Seasonal Activities
Participate in the July Torch Festival to see national wrestling, hear folk songs, watch dancing show and more minority activities; visit the nearby Jianshui Swallow Cave to enjoy the cool Summer day.
Autumn
Autumn is also called the harvest season of Yuanyang rice terraces. As the pleasant temperature and splendid rice terraces, this season attracts more travelers, making the weather seems hot, too. But you still need to bring some warm coat to handle the suddenly shut-down temperature.
Seasonal Activities
Hiking along Yuanyang Rice Terraces to enjoy the golden land surrounded will be great to appreciate the whole natural landscape; visit some Hani Folk Villages to find out what they are doing in this harvest season.
Winter
In Winter, the sunrise and clouds are particularly sceneries. Although it is in the winter, the hills here are full of splendid large goldenrod, like the spring has come. But if you plan to stay overnight here in Winter, wearing thermal underwear and woolen sweaters are wise choice to get through the coldest night.
Seasonal Activities
If the time is right, you can join the several hundred meters banquet at the street of Hani Nationality, which is the biggest festival there, like Spring Festival, and enjoy the local Hani Culture; Trekking along Longshuba Rice Terrace to see red duckweed and the colorful Rice Terraces will be a must-do in Winter when rice hasn’t planted into field yet.

Recommended Yuanyang Tours

Top 3 Yuanyang tours chosen by most customers to explore Yuanyang in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

Local Hani Children in Yuanyang County
3 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Hani Culture Discovery Tour

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Laohuzui Rice Terrace Spectacular View
4 Days Yuanyang Rice Terrace Awesome Photography Tour

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Bada Rice Terrace
5 Days Kunming, Jianshui & Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

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