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Visit Beijing in September

Saturday, August 29th, 2020
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Plan your Beijing tours? September is the best visiting time in Beijing – not very hot, not so dry full of many fine days with blue and clear sky. September in Beijing is starting to feel quite fall-like. Its average temperature is between 26℃ and 15℃.

Whereas July and August are vacation months for many Chinese domestic visitors, September is back-to-work and back-to-school month. Though September is still a high tourist season in Beijing, foreigners can still take advantage of the working month to visit Beijing and avoid huge crowds of domestic travelers.

It’s always comfortably cool outside, exploring the city’s streets and hutong, killing your time in the numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants, climbing the suburban mountains, being a hero by hiking the great wall and enjoying the best autumn hues feasting your eyes.

Fairly big difference in temperature between early morning and afternoon. Wear a jacket, or a warm coat in the morning, long-sleeve shirts or short T-shirts in the afternoon.

So be mindful of the temperature difference in Autumn. comfortable sport shoes, rubber soled shoes for hiking. In afternoon, sometimes the autumn sunlight could be very strong, get ready for sunglasses, sunscreen and sun hat.

Historical Weather Data for September in Beijing
This historical weather data in the past 50 years is quite useful for you to plan your trip to Beijing well in advance.  You may use the data to decide what to wear on your coming trip to Beijing.

By the way you may also check our  Beijing September Realtime Weather Photos  for more information on the Beijing weather in September.

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Date Average high Average low Precipitation Extreme High Extreme low
Sep 01 29℃ 19℃ 3mm 35℃(2002) 13℃(1979)
Sep 02 28℃ 18℃ 3mm 34℃(1992) 10℃(1979)
Sep 03 28℃ 18℃ 3mm 33℃(1992) 13℃(1979)
Sep 04 28℃ 17℃ 2mm 32℃(1963) 12℃(1966)
Sep 05 28℃ 17℃ 2mm 32℃(1993) 12℃(2002)
Sep 06 28℃ 17℃ 3mm 32℃(1993) 11℃(1957)
Sep 07 27℃ 17℃ 2mm 33℃(1999) 11℃(1976)
Sep 08 27℃ 16℃ 2mm 32℃(1999) 9℃(1951)
Sep 09 27℃ 16℃ 1mm 33℃(2007) 11℃(1957)
Sep 10 27℃ 16℃ 2mm 33℃(2007) 8℃(1967)
Sep 11 27℃ 16℃ 1mm 32℃(1998) 7℃(1967)
Sep 12 27℃ 15℃ 1mm 32℃(1999) 10℃(1957)
Sep 13 27℃ 15℃ 1mm 34℃(2003) 8℃(1967)
Sep 14 26℃ 15℃ 3mm 32℃(1962) 10℃(1975)
Sep 15 26℃ 15℃ 3mm 32℃(1954) 8℃(1974)
Sep 16 26℃ 15℃ 3mm 34℃(2000) 7℃(1974)
Sep 17 26℃ 14℃ 4mm 32℃(2006) 6℃(1974)
Sep 18 26℃ 14℃ 2mm 34℃(2006) 6℃(1974)
Sep 19 25℃ 14℃ 0mm 31℃(1987) 6℃(1974)
Sep 20 25℃ 14℃ 3mm 31℃(1960) 6℃(1977)
Sep 21 25℃ 13℃ 1mm 30℃(2007) 5℃(1977)
Sep 22 26℃ 14℃ 1mm 33℃(1996) 7℃(1977)
Sep 23 25℃ 13℃ 2mm  31℃(2002) 4℃(1980)
Sep 24 25℃ 13℃ 1mm 30℃(1965) 6℃(1957)
Sep 25 24℃ 13℃ 2mm 31℃(1981) 5℃(1957)
Sep 26 23℃ 12℃ 2mm 30℃(1998) 5℃(1956)
Sep 27 24℃ 12℃ 2mm 28℃(1966) 6℃(1965)
Sep 28 23℃ 11℃ 3mm 29℃(1977) 4℃(1968)
Sep 29 23℃ 11℃ 1mm 30℃(1965) 5℃(1968)
Sep 30 24℃ 12℃ 2mm 30℃(1965) 6℃(1951)

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September Events, Holidays & Festivals


September is the best visiting time in Beijing – not very hot, not so dry full of many fine day with a blue and clear sky. September in Beijing is starting to feel quite fall-like. Its average temperature is between 26℃ and 15℃.

Annual Events and Festivals
1. Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节
This special day falls on  the 15th of the eighth month in China’s lunar calendar.  It is second important Chinese traditional festival, just after the Chinese New Year. The moon on this day is the fullest and largest to the eye. Seeing it with the whole family while having on good wine, fruits and moon-cakes features the night event.

2. Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression 中国抗日战争胜利纪念日
September 3 is ratified as “Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression” . China will hold various national memorial activities on September 3 keep firmly in mind the significance of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and its important contribution to the World Anti-Fascist War.

3. Teacher’s Day ( September 10) 教师节
September 10 is the Teacher’s Day of People’s Republic of China. In the year 1984, Wang Zishen, former president of Beijing Normal University, suggested to establish a festivial day for the Chinese teachers. On January 21, 1985, the ninth session of the Sixth NPC Standing Committee formally decided to fix the September 10 of every year as the Teacher’s Day of the country.

4.National Humiliation Day 国耻日
This day falls on 18 September.  China’s National Humiliation Day is set to “Never Forget National Humiliation, Join up for National Rejuvenation”,  in memory of the September 18 Incident in 1931, a major event in Japanese troops’ invasion of China.

5. China Open 中国网球公开赛
Venue:  China National Tennis Center (Beijing)
Time: Sept 22 – Oct 06
Add: No.2 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tickets: 400-707-6666
VIP Customer: Mobile: 13671172352
Official Website: http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/

6. China Alzheimer’s Day 中国老年痴呆防治日
China Senile Dementia Day was inaugurated on 17 September 2007. Since then each year various activities are taken to promote the prevention and cure of senile dementia in China.

7. National Dental Care Day 全国爱牙日
National Dental Care Day, which falls on 20 September every year, was inaugurated  in 1989. Its aim is to promote dental health by spreading some of the many ways and basic knowledge  to prevent dental diseases to the public. It  tries to increase the awareness of dental care among the people.

8. National Defense Education Day 全民国防教育日
National Defense Education Day was inaugurated on 15 September 2001. Now annually the third Saturday is the designated day for National Defense Education.  On this special day, various activities are carried out in China to mark the National Defense Education Day, such as air defense warning will be sounded  together with other safety drills.

9. Beijing Chrysanthemum Cultural Festival 北京菊花文化节
Venue: Beijing Shunyi Fresh Flower Port
Add: Located in Shunyi District’s Yang Town, Beijing
Time: Late September – Mid October
Chrysanthemum Culture Festival uses the combination of indoor scenery and outdoor exhibition. Eacy year with a unique theme, the festival is aimed at creating a colorful flowers landscape, allow the visitors to appreciate various chrysanthemums, colorful chrysanthemums and elegant aroma of chrysanthemums.

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Escorted Beijing tour in Autumn
Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself tour? No worries, here are some options for guided tours to Beijing for your autumn trip.

Beijing Autumn Tour

06611Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

How many days to visit Beijing?

Friday, August 14th, 2020
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Plan your Beijing tour? If it is your first time to visit Beijing, you may wonder how many days you would need to grasp the major attractions in Beijing.

And also you may need some suggestions relative to the top sights to see while in Beijing, aside from the much hyped Great Wall of China and Forbidden City, the two maybe already on your “to do” list.

Beijing has lots to offer. Personally I suggest that 2 full days are the absolute minimum to give you a really good feel for the city and most of the major attractions if you cannot go for 3, 4 or 5 full days.

One day is dedicated to the city highlights of Beijing including Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace; the other day is for a full day excursion to the Great Wall of China around Beijing.

Quite a few business travelers cannot afford two days for sightseeing in Beijing. In that case, you can combine Forbidden City with the Great Wall of China in one day tour, the highlight of your Beijing tour.

If you can stay in Beijing for 3 or 4 full days, you have more options. You may add more interesting sights to your third day schedule which can cover Panda House, Hutong tour, Lama Temple and Olympic sites. And the list could be much longer.

Before you come to Beijing, make sure you print a map of the subway map. Though very crowded, the subway still remains the most fastest and economic public transport tools traveling Beijing.

In addition, you don’t have to worry about losing your direction. Find your hotel and map it on the subway map. You will be able to take the subway to the stops of interest. Beijing Subway Line 4 brings you to the north gate of Summer Palace; Subway Line 5 takes you to Lama Temple and the east gate of Temple of Heaven.

Subway Line 1 brings you to Tiananmen Square and Forbiddden City and S trains from Beijing Huangtudian Railway Station goes to Badaling Great Wall.

Please read the following related posts

How to visit Beijing in One Day
How to visit Beijing in Two Days
How to Visit Beijing in Three Days

How to Visit Mutianyu Great Wall by Bus
How to Visit Badaling Great Wall by Train

Forbidden City Travel Tips
Tips for Visiting Tiananmen Square
Tips for Visiting the Temple of Heaven
Tips for visiting Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs in Beijing
Tips for Visiting the Great Wall of China around Beijing
How to visit Bird’s Nest and Water Cube
How to Visit Lama Temple

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$79 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$69 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$75 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$69 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$65 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$77 p/p
Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Any questions, just drop a line.

Best Time to visit Beijing

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
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As a cosmopolitan capital for business and leisure, Beijing is basically 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

Many foreign visitors prefer choosing spring or autumn to visit Beijing due to the mild and comfortable weather.

But the sporadic 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.

Autumn is unanimously regarded as the best season to visit Beijing with sunny and azure sky and mild weather.

Beijing Tourist Seasons

•High tourist season: April, May, Sept and October
•Shoulder season: March, June, July and August
•Lower season: Nov. 15 till Feb 28 next year

Beijing Winter (from Nov. 15 till next year March 15)

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.

The winter time is not as bad as most people think, a good time to save money and see less visitors, thus avoiding tourist crowds.

How to Visit Beijing in November

How to Visit Beijing in December

How to Visit Beijing in January

How to Visit Beijing in February

Beijing Spring (from March 15 to May 15)

Spring lasts 60 days from March 15 to May 15. But 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.

How to Visit Beijing in March

How to Visit Beijing in April

How to Visit Bijing in May

Beijing Summer (June, July and August)

Beijing Summer time falls on June, July and August, also a rainy season in Beijing, wet and humid. But July and August are the hottest months in Beijing.

You will expect a long queue and wait at the most of the attractions in Beijing mainly due to the large number of domestic tourists because of school vacations.

How to Visit Beijing in June

How to Visit Beijing in July

How to Visit Beijing in August

Beijing Autumn (from September 05 to November 15)

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 .

How to Visit Beijing in September

How to Visit Beijing in October

How to Visit Beijing in November

Crowd Information

Beijing gets very crowded and busy during school vacations and public holidays (July and August) in Beijing.

You are kindly advised to skip over the Official Chinese Holidays when you plan your Beijing tour.  Please jot down the following public holidays:

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)

Closure Information

The attractions in Beijing are open all year round, but most of the museums 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.

Beijing Daily Realtime Climate Photos

Beijing Winter Tour

Beijing Springtime Tour

Beijing Autumn Tour

Beijing Summer Tour

Any questions, just drop a line.