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The Best time to Chongqing

Chongqing is a major city in southwestern China. As one of the "three Furnaces", summer in Chongqing is very hot. Chongqing has a humid subtropical climate, with the two-season monsoonal variations typical of South Asia. the temperature can be as high as 43 degrees centigrade, with an average high of 35 degrees in August. As for the best time to visit Chongqing, March to May and September to October are the best time to travel to Chongqing City and three Gorges. Do avoid the period of muggy weather of summer and foggy winter.

the hottest months are also the rainiest months. In the summer days, the rain, humidity and high temperatures makes the city uncomfortable. travel in the winter is usually cold and bleak.

Less rainy seasons, April, September and October are probably the best months for travel. For a river cruise, perhaps coming in the summer and fall is the best so that you can bask in the sun.

Chongqing is also a multi-cultural city, with about 23 distinct minority cultures. the total population of the minority groups is about 1.75 million. the Tujia and the Miao are the two largest minorities in Chongqing and mainly inhabit the Qianjiang Development District and the Fuling District. In addition to the traditional Chinese festivals such as the Spring Festival and the Mid-autumn Day, the Tujia and Miao people have their own unique folk festivals. Every January 3 to 15 of the lunar calendar, Tujia people hold grand activities of worship, praying and dancing. the Miao people express themselves through singing. the annual Gan Qiu Festival is a traditional festival where Miao people celebrate by singing songs. It is also the time for young people to express their love.

table of statistics for Chongqing climate for each month of the year
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
7.8 9.5 13.6 18.4 22.3 25.1 28.1 28.4 23.6 18.6 14.0 9.3
18.8 23.7 34.0 35.1 37.9 38.2 40.2 41.7 41.9 35.1 28.7 18.6
-0.3 -0.1 1.2 4.5 10.8 15.6 19.2 18.5 14.3 6.9 3.3 -1.7
19.5 20.6 36.2 104.6 151.7 171.2 175.4 134.4 127.6 92.4 45.9 24.9
speed (m/s)
1.0 1.2 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.3 1.0 1.0 0.9
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