Lijiang Weather in May

Lijiang Weather and Climate in May

When you travel to Lijiang, the weather there is nice and warm. The average temperature is about 23°C (73°F) in the day and 11°C (52°F) at night. Walking under the sun, you may even feel hot, but the temperature is much lower at night and indoors. It is still the dry season of the city, but sometimes it rains in May. The weather in May can change suddenly from sunny to rainy, so travelers should check the weather forecast before going outdoors, and bring an umbrella if they need to stay out for a long time.

Historical Lijiang Average Daily Temperatures in May

May    Average High  Average Low 
1 21.9°C / 71.4°F 9.7°C / 49.5°F
2 21.9°C / 71.4°F 9.8°C / 49.6°F
3 22°C / 71.6°F 9.9°C / 49.8°F
4 22.1°C / 71.8°F 10°C / 50°F
5 22.2°C / 72°F 10.1°C / 50.2°F
6 22.3°C / 72.1°F 10.2°C / 50.4°F
7 22.3°C / 72.1°F 10.3°C / 50.5°F
8 22.4°C / 72.3°F 10.4°C / 50.7°F
9 22.5°C / 72.5°F 10.5°C / 50.9°F
10 22.6°C / 72.7°F 10.6°C / 51.1°F
11 22.6°C / 72.7°F 10.7°C / 51.3°F
12 22.7°C / 72.9°F 10.8°C / 51.4°F
13 22.8°C / 73°F 10.9°C / 51.6°F
14 22.8°C / 73°F 11.1°C / 52°F
15 22.9°C / 73.2°F 11.2°C / 52.2°F
16 23°C / 73.4°F 11.3°C / 52.3°F
17 23.1°C / 73.6°F 11.4°C / 52.5°F
18 23.1°C / 73.6°F 11.6°C / 52.9°F
19 23.2°C / 73.8°F 11.7°C / 53.1°F
20 23.3°C / 73.9°F 11.8°C / 53.2°F
21 23.3°C / 73.9°F 12°C / 53.6°F
22 23.4°C / 74.1°F 12.1°C / 53.8°F
23 23.5°C / 74.3°F 12.3°C / 54.1°F
24 23.5°C / 74.3°F 12.4°C / 54.3°F
25 23.6°C / 74.5°F 12.5°C / 54.5°F
26 23.6°C / 74.5°F 12.7°C / 54.9°F
27 23.7°C / 74.7°F 12.8°C / 55°F
28 23.8°C / 74.8°F 12.9°C / 55.2°F
29 23.8°C / 74.8°F 13.1°C / 55.6°F
30 23.9°C / 75°F 13.2°C / 55.8°F
31 23.9°C / 75°F 13.3°C / 55.9°F

What to Wear for a May Lijiang Travel

It is suitable to wear T-shirts, blouses, light pants, and light coats in day. Ladies can wear long dresses of light colors, which will significantly contribute to their beautiful photos. Travelers need to bring warm overcoats, which are needed at night and rainy days. Besides, they should wear sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunbonnets to protect themselves from sunburn. Wear comfortable sport shoes or outdoor shoes.

Places to Visit in May Lijiang

  • Lugu Lake:
    Travelers can view the graceful and gentle scenery of Lugu Lake in May. It is often sunny in May . When shrouded by sunshine, the water changes color from different angles and looks crystal. Lush green leaves and peach blossom adorn the lake, and its tranquility adds a whisper of mystery.
  • Lijiang Ancient Town:
    May is generally a good time for travelling in Lijiang. The Lijiang Old Town is built along the lie of mountains and the flow of rivers, providing a very precious sample of the research on the old-time architecture. The unique geographical location, historical background and multiracial inhabitants make it one of the most special. You can enjoy a leisure time at Lijiang Ancient Town.
  •  Longquan Temple,(龙泉寺)Yufeng Temple(玉峰寺)
    It t is also a good time to visit temples in Lijiang, such as Longquan Temple, Puji Temple, and Yufeng Temple. You can ramble among sprouting trees, listen to the monks chanting sutras, and make a wish under the clear sky.
  • Mu’s Residence:
    It reflects the architectural style of the central plains of China during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Its layout is arranged according to the pattern of the Forbidden City. Decorative work, including carvings and paintings of buildings, are similar in style to those in the palace of Ming. Most of the decorations are simple but sublime showing the dignity of the ruler. Some of the buildings show the delicate characteristics of landscape gardens in south China.
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge:
    The best time to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge is April – June due to the good weather condition. It’s quite popular to hike along the gorge, and you can follow the signs made by other visitors along the way.
  • Ganhaizi Meadow:
    There is the famous large-scaled live-action performance Impression Lijiang, which is directed by Zhang Yimou. It is shown at Ganhaizi Meadow on Jade Dragon Snow Mountain by local people, creating an amazing visual effect and expressing the culture and emotion of the city. 
  • Laojun Mountain:
    There are many rare flora and fauna on these mountains. Travelers can see verdant trees and grasses, exotic flowers and rare herbs at Laojun Mountain. In May, the mountain is carpeted with azalea blossoms, which look like a mass of rosy clouds from afar. In addition, there are Danxia landforms, alpine lakes, meadows, and waterfalls at Laojun Mountain, where travelers can view different kinds of natural scenery.

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