Yunnan Province

What to pack for your trip to Yunnan Province

Chongqing's climate belongs to the humid sub-tropical monsoon climate. Chongqing is known in China as one of the three furnace cities, characterized by extremely hot and humid weather. The average temperature of the summer months is 30°C. Summer is the rainy season, and the hottest month is July, with the highest temperature reaching up to 44°C.

Layers, layers, layers. Wear loose and breathable clothes that are comfortable in the heat and dry quickly when wet from either sweat or rain. In summer a light jacket or sweater should be included in your luggage should the weather turn cooler or you visit the high country. You can expect some rain, so include a light waterproof jacket or coat. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too – handy for when the weather clears up again.

Lightweight shoes for hiking. Pack a not-too-bulky pair of trail runners that can handle both streets and trails in dry and wet conditions, such as Saucony’s Peregrine 7 for men or women, that hold up well on wet and dry ground.

Power adapter and charger. In China the power sockets are of type A, C and I. Basically there are two main standards for voltage and frequency in the world. One is the standard of 110-120 volts at a frequency of 60Hz (mostly used in USA), and the other is the standard of 220–240 volts at 50Hz (mostly used in Europe). Type A, C, and I power adapters are included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

The Lonely Planet's China travel guide includes a detailed chapter on Yunnan, Guizhou & Guangxi. Party with the locals at one of the thousand-odd festivals in Guizhou, cycle past scenery straight out of a painting alongside the Yulong River or gaze over the magical Yuanyang Rice Terraces.

You'll also find lots of useful information on official tourist website for Chongqing municipality.

Check out all our locations in Yunnan Privince:

Banyan

Banyan Tree Lijiang – Jet Pool Villa

This highland resort in Lijiang is located 2,400 m above sea-level with breathtaking views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Banyan

Banyan Tree Tengchong – Hot Spring Garden Villa

This hot spring resort is located in the heart of the Gaoligong Mountains, an important strategic site in the old Tengyue Prefecture famous for its hot spring, breath-taking scenery, pleasant climate, rich heritage, and ethnic diversity.
Banyan

Banyan Tree Tengchong – Hot Spring Retreat

This hot spring resort is located in the heart of the Gaoligong Mountains, an important strategic site in the old Tengyue Prefecture famous for its hot spring, breath-taking scenery, pleasant climate, rich heritage, and ethnic diversity.