The best time to visit China and the division of China’s high season and low season we mentioned on the travel tip page of Best Time to Visit China don’t adapt to special areas like Tibet and Hainan provinces in China. The divisions of tourist seasons of Tibet and Hainan are unique due to their exceptional weather conditions. Here we provide a brief introduction about when is the best time to visit Tibet and Hainan respectively along with preparation tips about what to pack for Tibet weather and Hainan weather.
Best Time to Visit Tibet
Generally speaking, weather in Tibet is a little harsh with thin air, intense sunburn and distinct rainy season and dry season. Tibet climates are much different in different areas and Tibet temperatures vary greatly within a single day. It is suitable to travel Tibet from April to October. And the best time to visit Tibet is from July to August which is the high season of Tibet region. Of course you can visit Tibet in off season to explore different beauties of the holy land at bigger discounts. If you only plan to have a tour to Lhasa, you can visit there any time of the year. No matter which part of Tibet you want to explore, there are certain items you need to pack for your Tibet tour:
- High SPF sun block, sunglasses and sun hat, to avoid sunburn.
- Medicine like Diamox, to prevent or lessen High Altitude Sickness. (Consult your doctor prior the tour.)
- Dress in layers, as temperatures vary greatly within a day.
- Waterproof clothing and raingear, especially in July and August.
- Durable and comfortable climbing shoes.
Best Time to Visit Hainan
Very different from other provinces in China, Hainan meets its high season in winter. The best time to visit Hainan is from November to March, ideal for you to get away from the severe cold winter. If you don’t mind the hot and muggy summer, Hainan is also a perfect place for your summer vacation to beat the heat. For those who have a feeling for swimming, Hainan is an excellent swimming and bathing place all year around. And a tour to Sanya, the highlight of Hainan Province which boasts a gorgeous beach for a romantic stroll or various beach activities, will get you into a fun-filled spirit with a complete rejuvenating getaway. Don’t forget to take your sun block when doing you beach preparation.