Best Time to Visit Dunhuang

   The best time to visit Dunhuang is from April to October. In the summer the sun is very strong so sunscreen is essential. In winter it's very cold so bring plenty of warm clothes

   The most comfortable times to visit are probably early autumn and late spring when the temperatures don't reach extreme points. During this time, the weather in Dunhuang is comparative humid with a mild temperature without a big temp range within 1 day. Winters in Dunhuang get very cold and the summers get very hot, but even in the summer, temperatures drop considerably at night.

   Dunhuang has an arid, continental climate. The temperatures in winter and summer vary widely from 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) in July to −9.3 °C (15 °F) in January. Sandstorms are frequenters of Dunhuang in March and April. The best seasons with nice weather to visit Dunhuang are summer and autumn, which is to say in August or September. With May to September offering the most clement weather, especially for visiting the caves, as there are no lighting facilities inside but the sunshine distributes the caves with radiance at this time.

Annual Tempreture of the Year/°C  (High-Low )

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apri. May. June.
5/-10 16/-0
Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
9/-6 1/-13
 Only for Reference


   Dunhuang has a dry climate, high altitudes, and strong ultraviolet rays. It is best to bring some sun protection travel essentials include sunglasses, caps, and sunblocks due to the strong sunshine. It is advisable to bring some commonly used medicine to Dunhuang for travel.

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