Best Time to Visit Guilin

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As photographers, we all know that the weather is one of the most important factors for landscapes photography. So it is definitely necessary to check out the best time to visit Guilin and right time for different photography themes.

Guilin Weather Data by Month

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Avg. Temp (°C) 9 9.7 13.6 19.1 23.9 26.5 28.7 28.4 26.6 21.8 15.8 11.1
Min. Temp (°C) 5.2 6.3 10.1 15.1 19.8 22.3 24.2 23.5 21.4 16.8 11.2 6.5
Max. Temp (°C) 12.8 13.1 17.1 23.1 28 30.7 33.3 33.3 31.9 26.9 20.4 15.7
Avg. Temp (°F) 48.2 49.5 56.5 66.4 75.0 79.7 83.7 83.1 79.9 71.2 60.4 52.0
Min. Temp (°F) 41.4 43.3 50.2 59.2 67.6 72.1 75.6 74.3 70.5 62.2 52.2 43.7
Max. Temp (°F) 55.0 55.6 62.8 73.6 82.4 87.3 91.9 91.9 89.4 80.4 68.7 60.3
Rainfall (mm) 55 84 140 135 347 332 218 179 83 88 66 48
Rain days 16 16 19 20 19 18 16 15 8 10 9 9
Humidity (%) 73 75 79 81 81 82 79 78 73 70 67 67

You may realize that there is plenty of rain in Guilin, actually rain during June to October is not a bad thing, heavy rain will clean the sky and mountains, it is definitely good for landscapes shooting.

When is the best time for Guilin photography tours?

Literally, the best photography time is from May to September. Will be less rain during this time and more opportunities for landscapes in good light. In 2018, we had the best landscapes photography with perfect sunrise and sunset in May and June, I won't say May and June are good time for next year, it depends.

The hints to choose the right time to go

Because of humidity, Guilin mountains and sky look hazing normally. You will see the clear mountains and sky after heavy rain, especially after typhoon. If your travel dates are flexible, you can check out the monthly weather forecast, and take a photography tour after typhoon, the typhoon season normally affect Guilin during June to October. The clear mountains could last a week after typhoon, and more possibilities to capture the sea of clouds in between mountain peaks at sunrise time.

Was taken on November 4, 2017

Best time for Guilin Longji Rice Terraces photography

Guilin Longji rice terraces photography is normally focus on two duration, all rice terraces are flooded and yellow rice terraces in whole village. If you'd like to capture the flooded rice terraces and mist in the village, best time could be March to the middle of June (transplanting rice seedlings around June 20th). If you prefer to shoot the golden rice terraces, best time is the end of September to the middle of October (all rice will be harvested after Oct. 20th). Please note that the planting and harvest dates change every year depending on the climate.

Was taken on May 19, 2017
Was taken on October 8, 2016

Travel Smart - Dates to Avoid in 2019

There is a very distinct low season and high season in Guilin. From May to October are the high season in Guilin, the spots become busy and hotel rates raise. Some holidays are extremely crowded, 3 even 10 times as many tourists come here.
Don't let the crowds ruin your unique trip, try to avoid the following dates before planning.

  • Qingming Festival: Apr. 5-7
  • Labor day week: April 29-May 1
  • Dragon Boat Festival: June 7-9
  • Mid Autumn Festival: Sept.13-15
  • China National Holiday: Oct. 1-7

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