Xishuangbanna Weather in April

Xishuangbanna Weather and Climate in April

When you travel to Xishuangbanna in April, from November to next April of Xishuangbanna, these seven months are the dry season in Xishuangbanna. The south branch of the west wind leads the dry and warm airflow to Xishuangbanna from the desert or mainland from Iran, Pakistan and India, so weather is sunny and dry and the temperature is pleasant. As there are fewer clouds and rain, the light is intensity. The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Xishuangbanna in April is 18.9°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature in Xishuangbanna in April lies around 34.4°C (94°F).  The weather is refreshing, the climate is pleasant.

Historical Xishuangbanna Average Daily Temperatures in April

April     Average Low  Average High
1 18.9°C /66°F 33.9°C /93°F
2 18.9°C /66°F 33.9°C /93°F
3 19.4°C /67°F 33.9°C /93°F
4 19.4°C /67°F 33.9°C /93°F
5 19.4°C /67°F 33.9°C /93°F
6 19.4°C /67°F 33.9°C /93°F
7 20°C /68°F 34.4°C /94°F
8 20°C /68°F 34.4°C /94°F
9 20°C /68°F 34.4°C /94°F
10 20°C /68°F 34.4°C /94°F
11 20°C /68°F 34.4°C /94°F
12 20.6°C /69°F 34.4°C /94°F
13 20.6°C /69°F 34.4°C /94°F
14 20.6°C /69°F 34.4°C /94°F
15 20.6°C /69°F 34.4°C /94°F
16 20.6°C /69°F 34.4°C /94°F
17 20.6°C /69°F 34.4°C /94°F
18 21.1°C /70°F  34.4°C /94°F 
19 21.1°C /70°F 34.4°C /94°F
20 21.1°C /70°F 34.4°C /94°F
21 21.1°C /70°F 34.4°C /94°F
22 21.1°C /70°F 34.4°C /94°F
23 21.1°C /70°F 34.4°C /94°F
24 21.1°C /70°F 34.4°C /94°F
25 21.1°C /70°F 34.4°C /94°F
26 26.7°C /71°F  34.4°C /94°F 
27 26.7°C /71°F 34.4°C /94°F
28 26.7°C /71°F 34.4°C /94°F
29 26.7°C /71°F 34.4°C /94°F
30 26.7°C /71°F 34.4°C /94°F

What to Wear for an April Xishuangbanna Travel

Because of its tropical location, the cool clothes will be suitable. The weather is refreshing, the climate is pleasant, the day temperature is relatively hot, so you can take cool and comfortable clothes such as short sleeves, shorts, skirts, etc. At night, when the temperature drops, you need to take a thin coat to avoid catching cold.

Useful Travel Tips for your Xishuangbanna Travel in April

  • To the Dai people, Xishuangbanna was known as ‘Mengbanaxi’ in ancient times, a name that means a miraculous and nice utopia. It had been a settlement where 13 ethnic minorities have lived in tight-knit communities for generations. The Jino ethnic minority is peculiar to the prefecture. 
  • Special Local Products: tea, coffee, tropical fruit, herbs, Yunnan tobacco…
  • The Lancang River runs through the prefecture and when it passes through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, it is known as the Mekong River.      
  • Please show due respect when visiting religious places. Respect the local customs of Dai and other minorities. 
  • Do not touch the head of local monks.
  • Use sunscreen and go out with a hat.
  • The weather will be dry. In order to prevent heatstroke, remember to add more water before going out. It’s better to take some medicine to prevent heatstroke, such as Huoxiang Zhengqi Water.(藿香正气水)
  • There are many mosquitoes in the forest, and Mosquito Repellent  for repelling mosquitoes is necessary.

Places to Visit in April Xishuangbanna

  • Xishuangbanna Tropical Flower and Plant Garden:
    Tropical Plants Garden is the biggest and richest botanical garden in China nowadays, which has established relationship with over 50 counties worldwide, and its international influence moves up gradually. Now, it is the National Education Base of Science and the National Tourism Spot.
  • Jinuo Mountain village:
    At the Jinuo village the visitor can observe first-hand the unique lifestyle of this special minority group, and, with a bit of luck, one might observe a Jinuo religious ceremony where ritualistic music is played involving the use of very large – and sacred – sun-drums.
  • Manfeilong Pagoda:
    It is located on top of the mountain in Manfeilong Village in Jinhong County of Yunnan Province. The pagoda is a famous stupa group in Xishuanbanna. The Water-Sprinkling Festival, the Dai people, men and women, old and young, will dance around the pagodas to cerebrate the New Year, is usually celebrated in the middle of April, lasting 3 to 7 days.
  • Ganlanba (Olive Plain ):
    Hundreds of Dai families have lived there for generations, so there is a strong tropical and ethnic flavor, which is a combination of bamboo houses belonging to the Dai families and water scenery. A wide variety of tropical fruits are produced there, such as coconuts, betel nuts, bananas, mangoes, lychees, starfruits, jackfruits, passion fruits, and so on. In addition to fresh fruits, Ganlan Basin also produces a lot of preserved fruits, so fresh fruit and preserved fruit markets can be seen everywhere.
  • Zongfosi Temple:
    Zongfosi is the leading temple of Xishuangbanna, also the oldest one. Before the Reform and Opening, it was the holy land where Zhaopianling, the chieftain of Xishuangbanna, worship Buddha. It goes through the millennium vicissitudes. It is the holy land of Hinayana Buddhism, even renowned in south Asian.
  • The Lancang River :
    (also called the Mekong River) has an 1187.5 kilometer-long stretch flowing through Xishuangbanna. At the moment, the Lancang River Tour is divided into two sections. The upper section is 135 kilometers long, from Jinghong to Simao; the lower section is 40 kilometers in length, from Jinghong to Olive Basin. The lower section attracts more tourists at present. Visitors will be enchanted by the primeval tropical rain forestand animals along the two banks of the river, especially by the incredible “Sky Garden”, where flowers bloom happily on dead branches and some trees have aerial roots, and the “One Tree Forest”.

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