As a cosmopolitan capital for business and leisure, Beijing is busy all year round. Coming from different corners of the world, people have their own favorite time or seasons to plan Beijing Tour.
The Best Time to Visit Beijing
Most foreign visitors prefer spring and autumn to visit Beijing due to the mild and comfortable weather.
But the sparadic sandstorm in spring has kept people on alert when they plan their spring trip to Beijing. In the recent years Beijing’s spring is getting better in terms of air quality and weather conditions. The winter time is not as bad as most people think, a good time to save money and see less visitors, thus advoiding tourist crowds.
•High tourist season: April, May, Sept and October
•Shoulder season: March, June, July and August
•Lower season: Nov. 15 till Feb 28 next year
If not putting the weather into a consideration, then there is no good or bad time to tour Beijing as major attractions in Beijing are open all year round.
Winter time lasts four months from Nov. 15 till next year March 15.Yes, it is very cold in winter, especially if there is a strong northwest wind. If no wind, then the feeling temperature will be much higher.
Spring lasts 60 days from March 15 to May 15. A warmer spring usually starts early April and ends early May. So a warm springtime in Beijing lasts over one month. Kindly reminder: Wind and dust can be possible in the March. Generally speaking, Beijing is dry and windy in spring.
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Beijing’s Summer time falls on July and August, also a rainy season in Beijing, wet and humid. You will expect a long queue and wait at the most of the attractions in Beijing mainly due to the large number of domestic toursist because of school vacations.
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Autumn lasts 60 days from September 05 to November 15. Autumn is unanimously regarded as the best season to visit Beijing with sunny and azure sky and mild weather. Get out and enjoy the best fall colors period from October 15 throughout November 15 in Beijing .
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Beijing gets very crowded and busy during school vacations and public holidays (July and August) in Beijing.
New Year’Day ( 1st Jan, three-day holiday )
Chinese New Year ( later Jan and early Feb )
Tomb Sweeping Day ( Early April, 3-day holiday )
Mid-Autumn festival ( Aug-Sept, 3-day holiday )
May Day ( 1st May, three-day holiday)
National Day (1st Oct, week-long holiday)
The Beijing attractions in Beijing are open all year round, but most of the musuems in Beijing are close on Mondays. The Beijing attractions mostly stop selling tickets after 4:30pm though you can keep on visiting till 6 or 9 pm if you have bought the entrance tickets before 4:30pm.
All the sections of Great Wall are open in winter though you may have no access to hiking the Wall if there is a heavy snow blocking your road to the Great Wall.
Winter time to Save
If you are going to cope with cold weather, you can enjoy and lower-priced hotel rooms, special deals from Dec 01 till next year Feb 28. During that time of year, it’s also worth trying to negotiate a discount directly from your hotel.
In Beijing, hotels offer lower rated on weekends to lure tourists, who may go to the suburbs for weekend vacations. The department store sales take place during the first later December for the Christmas and new year as well as the time before Chinese lunar new year when very substantial bargains can be found, particularly on clothes and consumer electronics.Add On:
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