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Visit Beijing in December

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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Plan your Beijing winter tour? Most people choose to visit Beijing in Autumn or spring, but there are some who would like to travel Beijing in December, not just because of Christmas holiday…

The weather in December in Beijing
December is the actual beginning of Beijing’s long winter season which lasts 4 months from November 15 to next year’s March 15. In December Beijing is cold and windy.

Beijing is a dry city, not much snow in winter. Sometimes there is some snow in later December. Sometimes there is no snow at all for the whole December.

Beijing could be very windy in December. Don’t stay outside for long time if you are in a windy day. As for what to wear on your December Beijing tours, you may check below each day ‘s average temperature according to the past  50 years’ climate data.

Winter Great Wall Hike is a bit challenging mainly due to the frozen weather in later December, January and early February each year in Beijing. Check How to dress for visiting Great Wall in winter.

You are advised to dress warmly – winter hat with ear flap, ear warmers, gloves, scarf, warm jackets and the winter accessories.

Historical Climate  Data for December in Beijing
This past 50-year historical weather data 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 December Realtime Weather Photos  for more information on the Beijing weather images in December.

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Date       Average high    Average low   Precipitation   Extreme High  Extreme low
Dec 01 5℃                    -4℃ 0mm 13℃(2008) -13℃(1966)
Dec 02 5℃ -4℃ 0mm 13℃(1983) -13℃(1952)
Dec 03 5℃ -4℃ 0mm 20℃(1989) -12℃(1952)
Dec 04 6℃ -4℃ 0mm 17℃(1989) -11℃(1952)
Dec 05 5℃ -5℃ 0mm 12℃(1955) -14℃(1952)
Dec 06 4℃ -5℃ 0mm 10℃(1983) -13℃(1965)
Dec 07 5℃ -5℃                  0mm 13℃(1983) -13℃(1985)
Dec 08 4℃ -6℃ 0mm 12℃(1983) -16℃(1967)
Dec 09 5℃ -5℃ 0mm 12℃(2004) -14℃(1985)
Dec 10 5℃ -5℃ 0mm 13℃(1951) -13℃(1956)
Dec 11 4℃ -5℃ 0mm 13℃(1958) -14℃(1967)
Dec 12 4℃ -6℃ 0mm 10℃(1988) -12℃(1972)
Dec 13 3℃ -6℃ 0mm 9℃(1998) -13℃(1967)
Dec 14 3℃ -6℃ 0mm 10℃(1963) -14℃(1961)
Dec 15 3℃ -7℃         0mm 13℃(1998) -14℃(1967)
Dec 16 4℃ -6℃ 0mm 13℃(1951) -14℃(1952)
Dec 17 3℃ -6℃ 0mm 12℃(1951) -14℃(1965)
Dec 18   3℃ -7℃ 0mm 13℃(1951) -15℃(1952)
Dec 19 3℃ -7℃ 0mm            11℃(1951)           -18℃(1952)
Dec 20 3℃ -7℃ 0mm 14℃(1951) -18℃(1952)
Dec 21 3℃ -7℃ 0mm 11℃(1998) -16℃(1971)
Dec 22 3℃ -7℃ 0mm 11℃(1963) -14℃(1956)
Dec 23 3℃ -7℃ 0mm 14℃(1962) -16℃(1967)
Dec 24 2℃ -8℃ 0mm 16℃(1996) -15℃(1967)
Dec 25 2℃        -7℃ 0mm 10℃(1987) -16℃(1970)
Dec 26 2℃ -8℃ 0mm 10℃(1987) -14℃(1966)
Dec 27 2℃ -8℃ 0mm 13℃(1987) -18℃(1966)
Dec 28 1℃ -8℃ 0mm 14℃(1987) -18℃(1967)
Dec 29 1℃ -8℃ 0mm 8℃(1987) -15℃(1966)
Dec 30 2℃ -8℃ 0mm 9℃(1975) -16℃(1967)
Dec 31     2℃ -8℃ 0mm 10℃(1973) -18℃(1965

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December Events, Holidays& Festivals


Most people choose to visit Beijing in Autumn or spring, but there are some who would like to travel Beijing in December, not just because of Christmas holiday…

Annual Events and Festivals
1.  Ski Resorts in Beijing 北京滑雪场 ( Top 10 Beijing ski resorts )
Visiting a ski resort is a bonus added to make a perfect winter holiday in Beijing. No matter you are a keen skier or non-skier, you can rewind and entertain yourself in a ski resort around Beijing, skiing and participating in snow activities, or just sitting in a cozy snack bar and appreciating the white ski area over a cup of coffee or tea.

2. Traffic Safety’s Day Of China 全国交通安全日
The reason to designate 02 December as the day each year for ” Traffic Safety’s Day Of China” is mainly due to fact that 112 is the common emergency telephone number ( road traffic accidents). The traffic safety day is aimed at promoting the road traffic safety and reducing the traffic accidents.

3. National Legal Publicity Day 全国法制宣传日
The National Legal Publicity Day falls on 4 December which was inaugurated in 2001.  It is aimed at promoting the constitution sprite as well as building a harmonious society in China.

4. Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre 南京大屠杀纪念日
This special day falls on 13 December. The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders (侵华日军南京大屠杀遇难同胞纪念馆) tells the overwhelming atrocities of raping, killing, burning and looting committed by the Japanese forces of aggression during the six weeks from December 13 to January, 1938. For more information Nanjing Massacre, check out the link:  How to Visit Nanjing Massacre Museum.

5. Macau’s Return to China Day 澳门回归纪念日。
The day is designed to commemorate the formal handover ceremony on Dec. 20, 1999,  when Macau,  the final vestige of European colonialism in the region, was returned to Chinese sovereignty after 442 years of Portuguese rule.

6. Christmas Eve in Beijing
If you happen to spend your Christmas eve in Beijing during your Beijing tour, you may take some adventure going on to the streets to explore and spend a local Christmas eve.

So how will local Beijingers celebrate Christmas eve? What are things to do during Christmas eve in Beijing?  Unlike the west countries where Christmas is a time for family get-together, here in Beijing it is a time for people making fun and shops making money. Check out the link: How to Spend Christmas Eve in Beijing.

7. Beijing New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration 新年之夜欢庆
Each year the local tourism bureau will hold a fantastic “New Year Celebration” on the eve of the coming new year in a unique way.  Turn to a local travel agency or visit the tourism bureau’s official website for the new year celebration.

Beijing Weather in Each Month

Beijing in November Beijing in December Beijing January
Beijing in February Beijing in March Beijing in April
Beijing in May Beijing in June Beijing in July
Beijing in August Beijing in September  Beijing in October

06611Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Winter 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:

Mutianyu Great Wall + Beijing Huaibei International Ski Resort Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall + Snow World Ski Resort Day Tour
Beijing Winter Downtown Day Tour
Beijing Nanshan Ski Day Tour

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.

Visit Beijing in November

Friday, October 12th, 2018
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For various reasons, you are in a process of planning your Beijing tour in November, a particular transit time from autumn to winter in Beijing.

Now you may want to know what’s the weather like in November in Beijing, the activities and holidays in November Beijing can offer and any benefits for visiting Beijing in November.

The weather in November in Beijing
Beijing’s weather in November is generally divided into two parts – later autumn (Nov 01 – 15) and early winter (Nov.15 – Nov.30 ). If you come to Beijing during the first half November, you can still catch the hues of the golden autumn in Beijing though the temperature in November will be a bit lower than October.

If you happen to visit Beijing in later November, you will meet Beijing in its early winter. Each year’s November 15 is the official day for starting the indoor heating system all over Beijing. In a sense, you are lucky to enjoy the comfort offered by the perfect heating either at your hotel or residential areas in Beijing.

In November, there is relatively a big temperature difference in a day. Wear warm clothes in the early morning when you are out for sightseeing. November is also one of the foggiest months in a year.

So if you are going to have an excursion to the Great Wall or other outdoor activities, check the weather one day before your trip.

Below is the historical weather data from the past 50 years. You may check the weather date to prepare your pack and wear for your Beijing tour.

Historical Weather Data for November
This past 50-year historical weather data 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 November Realtime Weather Photos for more timely information on the Beijing weather in November.

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Date       Average high    Average low   Precipitation   Extreme High  Extreme low
Nov.01 15℃ 3℃ 0mm 21℃(1971) -4℃(1974)
Nov.02 15℃ 3℃ 0mm 21℃(2006) -4℃(1969)
Nov.03 15℃ 3℃ 0mm 22℃(1954) -3℃(1969)
Nov.04 14℃ 4℃ 0mm 22℃(1954) -3℃(2002)
Nov.05 14℃ 3℃ 0mm 21℃(1995) -3℃(1956)
Nov.06 14℃ 3℃ 0mm 22℃(1995) -4℃(1952)
Nov.07 13℃ 2℃ 1mm 22℃(1954) -3℃(1981)
Nov.08 12℃ 2℃ 0mm 23℃(1954) -6℃(1968)
Nov.09 11℃ 1℃ 0mm 21℃(1954) -8℃(1968)
Nov.10
12℃ 1℃ 0mm 20℃(2005) -8℃(1968)
Nov.11 11℃ 1℃ 1mm 21℃(1995) -6℃(2000)
Nov.12 11℃ 1℃ 0mm 19℃(1995) -7℃(1967)
Nov.13 11℃ 1℃ 0mm 19℃(1990) -8℃(1979)
Nov.14 10℃ 0℃ 1mm 20℃(1962) -9℃(1979)
Nov.15 10℃ 0℃ 0mm 17℃(2006) -7℃(1976)
Nov.16 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 19℃(1957) -5℃(1955)
Nov.17 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 19℃(1957) -6℃(1981)
Nov.18 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 19℃(1957) -8℃(1998)
Nov.19 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 17℃(2001) -7℃(1989)
Nov.20 9℃ -1℃ 0mm 18℃(2001) -7℃(1952)
Nov.21 8℃ -2℃ 0mm 18℃(2001) -9℃(1993)
Nov.22 7℃ -2℃ 0mm 16℃(1964) -10℃(1993)
Nov.23 8℃ -2℃ 0mm 20℃(1964) -9℃(1993)
Nov.24 7℃ -2℃ 0mm 15℃(2005) -10℃(1993)
Nov.25 7℃ -2℃ 1mm 15℃(1971) -9℃(1959)
Nov.26 7℃ -3℃ 1mm 14℃(2005) -9℃(1960)
Nov.27 7℃ -3℃ 0mm 14℃(1964) -12℃(1960)
Nov.28 6℃ -3℃ 0mm 13℃(1980) -9℃(1971)
Nov.29 6℃ -4℃ 0mm 14℃(1980) -11℃(1987)
Nov.30 6℃ -4℃ 0mm 13℃(1988) -12℃(1970)

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Activities and Holidays in November in Beijing
For the first half of this November, don’t waste time to catch up the beautiful views of later autumn foliage in and around Beijing. For later November visitors, well prepare your warm clothes if you are going to hike the Great Wall and become heroes despite the cold weather on the Wall.

There are also some food festivals and yummy food in November. November is typically when the vendors who sell roasted chestnuts are in many outlets in the city of Beijing. Instant-boiled mutton becomes popular in this month bring much warm in the cold weather.

It’s always a good idea to check the local calendar of events for the places you are going to as well as Beijing climate during your stay in Beijing.

Why go to Beijing in November
Maybe November is not the best season to visit Beijing, specially during the later half month of November when temperature will drop.

But there are some good reasons to travel Beijing in later November. From starting every November 15, hotels, airlines and even the attraction entrance fees will give better discounts which you won’t enjoy during tourist high season.Tourist volume will be much thinner in the sites you are going to visit.

You will have a relaxing and carefree time for photo taking. But please keep in mind that the opening time for winter sites will be shorter. So you should adjust your travel schedule.  Beijing can be a great place in November.

November Events,Holidays & Festivals


November, a particular transit time from autumn to winter in Beijing. Now you may want to know what’s the weather like in November in Beijing, the activities and holidays in November Beijing can offer and any benefits for visiting Beijing in November.

Annual Events and Festivals
1. China Journalists’ Day  记者节
China Journalists’Day falls on 08 December which was  inaugurated in the year 2000.  It is one of three holidays marked for professions in China. Journalists still work on this special day just as nurses and teachers on their own holidays.

2. National Fire Protection Publicity Day 全国消防日
This day falls on 9 November which was inaugurated  1992.

3. Skiing Activities (滑雪活动)
Later December, some ski resorts in Beijing start to offer avid skiers with clean clothes  and comfortable

Beijing Weather in Each Month

Beijing in November Beijing in December Beijing January
Beijing in February Beijing in March Beijing in April
Beijing in May Beijing in June Beijing in July
Beijing in August Beijing in September  Beijing in October

Escorted Beijing tour in Autumn and Winter

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route? No worries, here are some options for guided tours to Beijing for your Autumn tour and winter tour.

Beijing Autumn Tour 

 

Any questions, just drop a line.

Visit Beijing in June

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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Plan your Beijing tours in June? In recent years the weather in May has felt like summer, but the high summer season doesn’t start until June. July is the hottest month in Beijing. So June is a transit month between the early summer (later May ) to the hottest summer (late July).

The average high temperature for June in Beijing is around highest 30℃ and lowest 17℃. A short T-shirt is all right for the day, but sometime you have to bring long-sleeve clothing for cool nights.

Beijing in June is a tourist shoulder season, not so many tourists going around the city of Beijing, following the just passed tourist high season in May, and walking close to the hottest month July.

Foreign travelers are welcomed to visit Beijing in June and avoid the possible the summer vacation time in July and August.  Please check the following Historical Climate Data for June in Beijing and prepare for your Beijing Trip.

Historical Climate Data for June  in Beijing
This past 50-year historical weather data 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 June Realtime Weather Photos   for more information on the Beijing weather in June.

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Date       Average High    Average Low    Precipitation    Extreme High    Extreme Low
June 01                       29℃ 17℃             1mm              37℃(2001) 11℃(1973)
June 02 29℃ 17℃ 2mm 39℃(1986)        11℃(1978)
June 03 29℃ 16℃ 2mm 37℃(1982) 11℃(1965)
June 04 29℃ 17℃ 2mm 35℃(1971) 10℃(1997)
June 05 30℃ 17℃ 4mm 40℃(1968) 10℃(1969)
June 06 30℃ 18℃ 2mm 38℃(1981) 11℃(1987)
June 07 29℃ 18℃ 2mm 37℃(2002) 11℃(1987)
June 08 30℃ 18℃ 4mm 36℃(1986) 13℃(1967)
June 09 30℃ 17℃ 3mm 37℃(1972) 11℃(1967)
June 10 30℃ 17℃ 3mm 41℃(1961) 11℃(1974)
June 11  30℃ 18℃ 1mm 39℃(2004) 12℃(1957)
June 12 31℃ 18℃ 1mm 38℃(1988) 14℃(1969)
June 13 31℃ 19℃ 2mm 39℃(2000) 13℃(1976)
June 14 31℃ 18℃ 3mm 38℃(1988) 13℃(1961)
June 15 31℃ 19℃ 2mm 36℃(2000) 14℃(1965)
June 16 31℃ 19℃ 3mm 37℃(1962) 15℃(1958)
June 17 31℃ 19℃ 4mm 36℃(1958) 15℃(1976)
June 18 30℃              19℃ 3mm 37℃(2006) 12℃(1974)
June 19 30℃ 19℃ 4mm 38℃(1975) 14℃(1970)
June 20 31℃ 19℃ 2mm 38℃(1952) 14℃(1970)
June 21 31℃ 20℃ 2mm 39℃(2005) 13℃(1982)
June 22 31℃ 20℃ 4mm 38℃(1951) 14℃(1974)
June 23 31℃ 20℃ 4mm 39℃(1963) 14℃(1974)
June 24 31℃ 20℃ 4mm 38℃(1965) 17℃(1970)
June 25 31℃ 20℃ 3mm 38℃(1999) 14℃(1991)
June 26 31℃ 20℃ 4mm 37℃(1999) 17℃(1969)
June 27 31℃ 21℃ 7mm 37℃(1951) 16℃(1983)
June 28 31℃ 21℃ 4mm 39℃(1972) 17℃(1968)
June 29 31℃ 21℃ 6mm 37℃(1965) 17℃(1966)
June 30 30℃ 21℃ 6mm 38℃(2000) 17℃(2004)
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June Events, Holidays & Festivals


The weather in May has felt like summer, but the high summer season doesn’t tart until June. July is the hottest month in Beijing. So June is a transit month between the early summer (later May ) to the hottest summer (late July).

Public Holiday
Duan Wu (Dragon Boat) Festival 端午节
Time: Varies between May – June
Also called the Dragon Boat Festival, a lunar holiday, occurring on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It is in memory of a great patriot poet named Qu Yuan of the then State of Chu during the Warring States period (475-221 B.C, who drowned himself to protest his emperor who gave in to the bully State of Chin.

For fear that fish may eat his body, people of Chu launched their boats and started throwing rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves into the river where he was drowned to feed the fish. Now in some places, the big event of dragon boat contest will be held to commemorate the special day. People today still have the bamboo-leave rice dumplings on the occasion today.

People have one paid day off for the holiday.

Annual Events and Festivals
1. Children’s Day 六一儿童节
June 01 is a big day all the kids all over the country. Almost all entertainment places such as cinemas, parks and children museums and palaces are open free to them or with discounted prices. It is also the right time for people to show their concern over the problems arising from the kids.

2. National Eye-care Day 全国爱眼日
China’s national eye-care day falls on June 6.  Understanding the serious situation about blindness in the country and the gravity of raising public awareness on eye health issues, the Chinese Ministry of Health, along with 12 other Ministries, officially declared 6 June as “National Eye Day” in 1996.  Each year a unique theme will be carried out to celebrate the special day to educate people to care their eyes.

3. The Chinese Population Day 中国人口日
The special day falls on 11 June annually.

4. China Children Charity Day 中国儿童慈善活动日
This special day falls on June 22. It is reported that since 2002, China Children’s Foundation has launched a series of large-scale public welfare activities to celebrate  “China Children Charity Day”.  China Children Charity Day is getting popular and has become a base for Chinese children and a mature public platform for the development of philanthropy in China.

5. China National Land Day 全国土地日
This special day falls on June 25.   China National Land  was inaugurated  June 25, 1991. Since then each June 25, National Land Day will be celebrated aimed at protecting the land resources. Each year a theme is chosen to promote the protection of the land in China. China has some 130 million hectares of arable land. Available farmland in China decreases every year as more land is taken for development.

6. Beijing International Tourism Expo 北京国际旅游博览会
Time: late June
Asia’s leading annual travel and tourism event – Beijing International Tourism Expo (BITE). Beijing International Tourism Expo is one of the fastest growing in the industry, attaining a quality ranking in Asia, and becoming an important and influential platform for tourism networking and business transactions.

Beijing Weather in Each Month
Beijing in November Beijing in December Beijing January
Beijing in February Beijing in March Beijing in April
Beijing in May Beijing in June Beijing in July
Beijing in August Beijing in September  Beijing in October

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$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.