Xishuangbanna Weather in December

Xishuangbanna Weather and Climate in December

When you travel to Xishuangbanna in December, the winter of Xishuangbanna is not obvious. A local saying tells the weather feature of Xishuangbanna:” it is a region without winter where summer lasts long; autumn comes after raining.” 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 December is 11.7 °C (53°F). December is a dry month with an average of 23 mm (0.9 in) rain. The average maximum temperature lies around 24.4°C (76°F).

Historical Xishuangbanna Average Daily Temperatures in December

December    Average High  Average Low 
1 24.4°C /76°F 13.9°C /57°F
2 24.4°C /76°F 13.9°C /57°F
3 24.4°C /76°F 13.9°C /57°F
4 24.4°C /76°F 13.9°C /57°F
5 23.9°C /75°F 13.3°C /56°F
6 23.9°C /75°F 13.3°C /56°F
7 23.9°C /75°F 13.3°C /56°F
8 23.9°C /75°F 13.3°C /56°F
9 23.9°C /75°F 12.8°C /55°F
10 23.9°C /75°F 12.8°C /55°F
11 23.9°C /75°F 12.8°C /55°F
12 23.9°C /75°F 12.8°C /55°F
13 23.3°C /74°F 12.8°C /55°F
14 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
15 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
16 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
17 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
18 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
19 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
20 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
21 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
22 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
23 23.3°C /74°F 12.2°C /54°F
24 23.9°C /75°F 12.2°C /54°F
25 23.9°C /75°F 12.2°C /54°F
26 23.9°C /75°F 11.7°C /53°F
27 23.9°C /75°F 11.7°C /53°F
28 23.9°C /75°F 11.7°C /53°F
29 23.9°C /75°F 11.7°C /53°F
30 23.9°C /75°F 11.7°C /53°F
31 23.9°C /75°F 11.7°C /53°F

What to Wear for a December Xishuangbanna Travel

So what to wear in December? For visitors traveling to Xishuangbanna we recommend wearing cool clothes, because of their tropical location, the cool clothes will be suitable. During the day, it is recommended to wear cotton and linen shirts, thin skirts, thin T-shirts and other cool and breathable clothes. At night, it is recommended to wear warm clothes such as suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, suits, thin sweaters and so on.

Useful Travel Tips for your Xishuangbanna Travel in December

  •  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.

Places to Visit in December Xishuangbanna

  • 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.
  • Wild Elephants Valley:
    Live in the equatorial forest of Xishuangbanna of Yunnan Province. Wild Elephants Valley covers an area of 369 hectares by the Sancha River in Mengyang Town, and is situated 47 kilometers north of the city of Jinghong. With hills rolling gently at an altitude ranging between 747 and 1055 metres, the valley is covered by tropical rain forests, crisscrossed by rivers and streams, and teeming with such endangered species as Asian wild elephants, wild oxen, green peacocks and monkeys. Jinghong Wild Elephant Valley Forest Park (Chinese name: 野象谷公园) is a special theme park for Wild Asian Elephant sightseeing and observing and rainforest sightseeing
  • Peacock Lake:
    It has green lush trees in which water is as clear as mirror. Unique flowers and grasses grow on the bank; water pavilion in Dai-style is built in the center of the lake. Boat in the lake is delightful and relaxed。
  • Xishuangbanna Tropical Flowers Garden:
    It is situated in Jinghong City, occupies an area of about 80 hectares. This park once was the experimental field of Yunnan Tropical Crops Institute, which specializes in research on various tropical crops and made a big contribution to rubber planting in Xishuangbanna. With all kinds of nice tropical flowers and ornamental plants cultivated with their advantageous technology, it was opened to public as a park in 1999.
  • Manting Park:
    Manting Park boasts not only the unique natural scenery, but also artificial rare flowers and architecture. With the radiant and enchanting scenery, dense forest and a great variety of fruit trees, it is an ideal tourist attraction for people to go sightseeing. Manting Park is the oldest park in Jinghong with a history of over 1,300 years. Manting Park is the carrier of Dai culture. It is the main venue to hold grand ceremonies of Dai nationality. It was listed as a national 4A scenic spot in the year of 2009. 
  • Manfeilong Pagoda:
    Manfeilong Pagodas, also known as the Flying Dragon White Pagodas. It is also known by two other names: White Pagoda and Bamboo Shoot Pagoda. Built with stones and bricks in 556 by the Dai calendar (1204), the pagodas are octangular in shape.

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